My name is Carl Hoecker, a leadership-oriented and values-driven professional. I have built a career based on principles of fairness, humility, and balance, consistently achieving results through systematic improvement of operational efficiency within the organizations I've had the privilege to work with. I consider myself a lifelong learner, continuously growing and cultivating my knowledge to enable better performance and to foster a positive work culture rooted in integrity. As a leader, I have a track record of invigorating stagnant operations, reducing program risk, enhancing cybersecurity, and driving the successful implementation of information technology solutions.
Currently, I serve as the Virginia State Director of the Veteran's Golf Association (VGA), where I channel my dedication towards improving the lives of Veterans and their families. Using the camaraderie and sportsmanship inherent in the game of golf, I aim to contribute meaningfully to the organization's mission. Besides my role at VGA, I am the founder of CWH Group, LLC. My extensive background in fraud investigations, financial audits, efficiency audits, and law enforcement of over 40 years informs my work here. At CWH Group, we assist businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and individuals in recovering funds, minimizing losses, improving brand reputation, and reducing the risk of future fraud.
CWH Group, LLC
CWH Group, LLC
Carl W. Hoecker is the founder of CWH Group, LLC. Backed by over 40 years of expertise in fraud investigations, financial audits, efficiency audits, and law enforcement, the CWH Group aids businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and private individuals in recovering funds, minimizing further loss, enhancing brand reputation, averting legal issues, and mitigating the risk of future fraud. Additionally, Hoecker serves as the Inspector General for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Hoecker earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Governors State University and a Master's degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
In 1976, Hoecker started his career as a military policeman in the U.S. Army before becoming a special agent in the Army Criminal Investigations Command. He went on to work as a criminal investigator for the U.S. Information Agency, which is now part of the State Department, and served as the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations at the Treasury Office of the Inspector General between 2003 and 2006. In 2006, Hoecker took on the role of Inspector General for the United States Capitol Police. Additionally, he is the current chairman of the investigations committee for the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE).
Hoecker was the third person to serve as the SEC's Inspector General. Allison Lerner, the National Science Foundation Inspector General, praised his appointment, stating, "I believe his skills as an investigator and a CPA will combine to make him an outstanding inspector general at the Securities and Exchange Commission."
He succeeded Jon Rymer, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Inspector General, who had been serving as the SEC's interim inspector general prior to Hoecker's appointment.
Virginia State Director of the Veteran's Golf Association
Carl Hoecker is the Virginia State Director of the Veteran's Golf Association (VGA). As a dedicated advocate for enriching the lives of Veterans and their family members through the camaraderie and sportsmanship of golf, Carl plays an essential role in furthering the organization's mission.
The Mission of the VGA
The primary goal of the VGA is to enhance the lives of Veterans and their family members by fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship through the game of golf. With over 450 local tournaments held across the country each year, the organization's events culminate in the highly anticipated VGA National Championship held in the fall.
More Than Just a Sports Program for Veterans
The VGA strives to develop programs that allow its members to compete, socialize, and stay physically active through the world of golf. By hosting local league play, regional tournaments, and national qualifiers, the organization reinforces values such as integrity, respect, and perseverance. In addition, the VGA offers family-oriented activities aimed at boosting quality time for Veterans and their families and promoting active participation in their communities.
The Inspiration Behind the VGA
The concept of the Veteran Golfers Association emerged from a group of Wounded Veterans at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. These friends would regularly meet to play golf in the area, motivating each other to improve their skills and heal through camaraderie and competition. After recovering from their injuries and relocating around the country, they missed the chance to compete against each other regularly.
Recognizing similar situations for other Veterans, these friends came together in 2014 to establish the Veteran Golfers Association, the first golfing organization explicitly promoting the game to all Veterans and their family members.
The VGA is committed to creating golfing programs that keep Veterans, their family members, and children engaged with the sport of golf for years to come. Under the leadership of Carl Hoecker as the Virginia State Director, the organization will continue to thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of Veterans and their families.