Vessey chapter leadership

Mr. Kevin Olson

Chapter President

Kevin Olson is the President of the Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. AUSA Chapter 5401.  He is the founding partner and CEO of SnowGlobe Public Relations, a Veteran-Owned Small Business. Kevin served 31 years in the U.S. Army, and his last position was a 14-year stretch as the Director of Communications for the Minnesota Army and Air National Guard.  Holding the rank of Colonel, he was the Minnesota National Guard's primary spokesman and strategic communication advisor to three Adjutants General. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.  He was inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor in 2022.

Mr. Trey Lachicotte

Chapter Vice President

Trey Lachicotte is the Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. AUSA Chapter 5401 Vice President. He currently works for Cargill, Inc., the North American Inbound Bulk Lead for Animal Nutrition and Health, and sits on multiple military non-profit boards. Trey served 21 years as an active duty U.S. Army Special Forces officer. He was deployed ten times and concluded his career as a University of Notre Dame Professor of Military Science at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His military awards and decorations include the Ranger tab, Special Forces tab, Bronze Star Medal (2OLCs), Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), numerous other awards and badges,  and ten foreign jump wings. He was inducted into the University of Tennessee ROTC Hall of Fame in 2022.

Ms. Margaret Fliszar

Chapter Secretary

Secretary Maggie Fliszar is a Junior at the University of Minnesota, where she is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Sociology of Law. Alongside her academic endeavors, she distinguishes herself as a member of the Army Reserve and an active participant in the Golden Gopher Army ROTC Program. Upon completing her college education, Maggie aspires to serve as a Military Intelligence Officer. Driven by her passion for national defense and strategy, she eventually aims to become a National Defense and Strategy Attorney. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new cities and going for long runs.

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