Mike Cassling, chairman and CEO of CQuence Health Group and a member of the Omaha, Neb., Advisory Board, became the new chair of the National Advisory Board in January.
“For nearly two decades Mr. Cassling has demonstrated steadfast commitment to our mission of meeting human needs in Christ’s name without discrimination,” said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, national commander. “We have a profound trust in him for this important role.”
Mike’s connection with The Salvation Army in Omaha began in 2002, when he helped to launch the William Booth Society, a donor group that has more than doubled its membership in the past four years. He also has supported the annual D.J.’s Hero Awards program that has funded more than 150 college scholarships for Nebraska students and significant support for Salvation Army youth programs in Omaha.
In addition to his contributions as a member of The Salvation Army’s Omaha Advisory Board, Mike serves as an Aksarben Governor, as well as on the boards of Broadway Dreams Foundation, Nebraska Health Information Initiative, Omaha Community Foundation and Omaha Performing Arts. He is also a member of the advisory board for the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“Mike is a highly respected business leader in Omaha and around the country. He is a longtime philanthropic supporter of The Salvation Army who believes passionately in its mission,” said Fred Hunzeker, who serves on both the National Advisory Board and the Omaha Advisory Board. “He is an ideal fit and will serve The Salvation Army with distinction in this new role.”
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to join this esteemed group of national leaders to serve and advise The Salvation Army, which provides hope to millions of Americans facing hardship each year,” said Mike.