Loyd S.

Loyd S. "Chip" Utterback

President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Force Villages, Inc.

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Lieutenant General Chip Utterback, USAF-Ret, guides six Air Force Village corporations dedicated to quality retirement living and superior health care for retired and honorably served military officers from all services. Daily, Chip leads this vibrant, multi-million dollar organization, driven by AFV’s commitment to provide residents with a comfortable, enjoyable home. Retiring from the Air Force in 2009, his final military duty was as Commander of the Thirteenth Air Force and the Air Forces Pacific where served as the Air Component Commander responsible for the command, control and execution of all military air, space, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the Pacific Theater. The general served as a major command vice commander, commanded the 2nd and 13th Air Forces, three flying wings, an operations group and a fighter squadron. Most recently, the General served in a civilian capacity as a USAF Mentor charged with training and mentoring senior USAF officers in the art of leadership, corporate management, strategic planning and operational execution. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle University. A career fighter pilot with nearly 3,000 flight hours, mostly in the F-4 and the F-16 aircraft, he led his squadron on its first daylight mission into Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and later flew combat missions in Afghanistan.


Brian Englund

Brian Englund

Chief Financial Officer, Air Force Villages, Inc.

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As Chief Financial Officer, Brian’s primary responsibilities include providing strategic and tactical direction needed to assure fiscal control, financial strength and effective stewardship of resources. He is responsible for analyzing and interpreting financial performance and communicating results with residents, management, the Board of Directors and external financial partners. Brian came to Air Force Village with thirteen years of experience working in the field of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s). He held the positions of President, CEO and CFO with Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest (PRCN), which consisted of three CCRC’s and a charitable foundation in Seattle, Washington. Prior to PRCN, Brian held key positions with the certified public accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, and the life and health insurance and real estate divisions of Safeco Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Business Administration.


Fred Ryder

Fred Ryder

Chief Operating Officer, Air Force Villages, Inc.

Executive Director, Air Force Village II

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Colonel Fred Ryder, USAF-Ret, held senior USAF positions as a Mission Support Group Commander and as Commander of the Air Force Services Agency. After graduating from Boston State College with a degree in Sociology, he spent nearly 30 years in service to his country before joining Air Force Village in 2009. He also earned a Master of Science degree in International Relations at Webster University in MO. At Air Force Village, as Chief Operating Officer, Fred is responsible for the coordination of senior staff initiatives, and as Executive Director, he is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Air Force Village II, comprising Food Service, Environmental Services, Maintenance and Resident Support Services to 600 residents, and over 400 cottages and apartments, on over 200 developed acres.


Kathie Estrada

Kathie Estrada

Executive Director, Air Force Village I

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Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen “Kathie” Estrada, USAF-Ret, joined the Air Force Village team in 2007 as the Village I Resident Services Director and moved into the role of Executive Director later that year. Kathie is responsible for the day-to-day functions and activities at AFV I, along with providing the Village officers and board members input toward long-range planning and strategy. She works with her leadership team to ensure the daily activities and services provided residents are of exceptional quality and variety – including activities, dining and maintenance. Kathie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Professional Studies degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University through the Air Force Institute of Technology Civilian Institute Program. She is a Certified Aging Services Professional through the University of North Texas and has completed the Assisted Living Manager’s Certification Program through The Center for Health Services Education and Research, San Marcos, TX. Earning her commission through Officer Training School in 1985, she entered active duty in the United States Air Force as a Services Officer and retired in 2007 following a 22-year career focused in mission support.


Wendy Carpenter, <span>BAAS, LVN, CALM</span>

Wendy Carpenter, BAAS, LVN, CALM

Executive Director, Air Force Village Health Care Operations

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Wendy Carpenter has worked in the long term care field since 1987, with dementia specific experience since 1998. A Licensed Vocational Nurse and Certified Assisted Living Manager, she earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Wendy uses her leadership skills to oversee all health-related services within the Continuing Care Retirement Community. Wendy has been instrumental in the development of the Freedom House program, a nationally recognized dementia care facility. As part of the AFV effort to continually improve caregiver outcomes and resident and family satisfaction, Wendy develops programming and training focusing on performance improvement and quality indicators.


Eric Holman

Eric Holman

Director of Marketing and Sales, Air Force Villages, Inc.

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As Director of Marketing and Sales, Eric's primary responsibilities include planning, development and implementation of all of the Organization's marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. He is responsible for articulating the Organization's desired image and position to all constituencies, by providing editorial direction, design, and production of all marketing channels. Eric came to Air Force Village with over 15 years' experience in corporate marketing in Fortune 500 companies. He also has experience in corporate commercial real estate development and is a licensed Broker in Texas. Eric is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and he has an MBA with a focus in organizational management.


Mike Deignan

Mike Deignan

Director of Human Resources, Air Force Villages, Inc.

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Senior Master Sergeant, USAF-Ret, Mike Deignan is responsible for recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse and engaged team focused on enhancing resident quality of life and driving organizational success. He is charged with planning and directing all phases of HR activity, including employee relations, benefits, compensation, training, professional development, workers compensation administration, and recruiting and retention. He retired from the Air Force in 2006 after 23 years of service and is a former Air Force level and three-time major command level Personnel Manager of the Year. Prior to coming to Air Force Village, Mike was Regional HR Manager for a national physical therapy and rehabilitation company headquartered in the Northeast. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development and holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Personnel Administration from the Community College of the Air Force.


Joy Woodruff

Joy Woodruff

Director of Development, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation

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Joy Woodruff oversees the day-to-day operations of the foundation and all aspects of fundraising for AFV’s charitable programs. She provides direct support to the Air Force Village Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, which includes three former Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and several former military spouses. Joy focuses on building strong donor relationships and communicating the significance of the AFV core mission to support widowed spouses. She is a transplant to Texas from Georgia and has worked with San Antonio nonprofit organizations since 1999. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has worked for Air Force Village since 2007. She became Director of Development in 2010.

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