The Salvation Army Advisory Board recently welcomed two new members, Joe Ogilvie and Bob Cole. Joe Ogilvie is a pro golfer who was on the PGA tour for a number of years before retiring in 2014. Bob Cole is the CEO of Austin Radio Network and owner of KOKE FM.
Bob Cole is a long-time friend of the Army. He is a local legend and is known to Austinites as the host of the weekday KOKE FM morning show and as the voice of the University of Texas Longhorn Band and the stadium announcer with Bill Little at the Longhorn home football games.
Bob was inducted into the Country Music Radio Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2008. He has also been honored as the CMA’s DJ of the Year in three different market size categories as Austin’s population has grown since 1980. Bob has a long list of community service involvement, including: Austin Police Department Crisis Team: Victim Services, Boys Scouts of America/Capital Area Counsel Direct Chairman, Dell Children’s Medical Center Board of Trustees and many more.
Bob has been involved with the Salvation Army for many years and is passionate about sharing his love for the Army with others. Bob dedicates his time to the Salvation Army in many ways, from inviting Salvation Army staff and officers for on-air interviews to leading KOKE FM in presenting the inaugural Rock the Red Kettle Concert featuring singer/songwriter Cory Morrow and his friends. For the last two years, Bob has emceed the Salvation Army’s Doing the Most Good Luncheon fundraiser, delighting the crowd with his humor and passion for those in greatest need in our community. Bob was presented with our Volunteer of the Month award for May 2015.
Joe graduated from Duke University in 1996, with a BA in Economics. He was a four year letterman at Duke competing on the golf team where he earned All-ACC honors in 1995 and ‘96. Joe turned professional in golf shortly after graduation. His rookie year on the PGA Tour was 1999 and he competed as a member of the PGA Tour until August of 2014. With one victory (2007 US Bank Championship) and four runner-up finishes, he competed in a total of 399 tournaments. While a member of the PGA Tour he served on the Player Advisory Council (15 member council of fellow PGA Tour players) for 14 years and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the PGA Tour from 2006-2008. Joe currently is a Director of Horizon Bank of Texas (Austin, TX) and First Beverage Group (Los Angeles, CA) and serves on the advisory board of Blue Sage Capital (Austin, TX) and Lead Edge Capital (NY, NY).
Joe has donated his time and talents to The Salvation Army Austin; most recently by hosting golf clinics at the Annual Children’s Golf Classic for the last two years. The golfers greatly enjoy his expertise at the tournament.
For these reason and so many more, The Salvation Army is delighted to welcome Joe Ogilvie and Bob Cole as our new advisory board members.