Military Friendly(R) Announces 2024 Veteran Champions of the Year in Corporate America

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Apr 18, 2024 ( – Military Friendly(R) is proud to unveil the distinguished recipients of the 2024 Veteran Champions of the Year (VCOY) in Corporate America awards, honoring those who embody exceptional dedication to supporting America’s veterans in the civilian workforce.

This year, 58 exemplary champions have been selected for their unwavering advocacy on behalf of veterans and military employees across corporate America, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. These individuals are recognized for their roles in establishing and nurturing sustainable opportunities, services and programs within their respective organizations. Examples include recruiting and hiring initiatives, onboarding and mentoring programs, veteran network and affinity groups, bridging the cultural gap between veteran and non-veteran employees, recognizing military service within the organization, and working with veterans service organizations and other community groups.

Those chosen for the award do not have to be veterans themselves.

“The transition from military to civilian life can be challenging, even for the most prepared service members. The remarkable support and guidance provided by these advocates to help veterans thrive in their civilian careers are truly commendable,” said Dan Fazio, awards program manager. “We take immense pride in shining the spotlight on these 58 people.”

The 2024 Veteran Champions of the Year in Corporate America list will be featured in the June issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, a print and digital publication distributed globally to transitioning service members, veterans and their families.

This year’s award winners are:

Scott Nichol, Shoppas Material Handling

Dylan Kodad, Apex Systems

Tia Prevo, Allegiant Air

Irving Smith, ADP

Matthew Barker, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Zbigniew “Zig” Resiak, American States Utility Services Inc.

Stacey Lane, Staffmark Group

Andrew Doyle, Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Mark Johnson, Leidos

Monique Ruiz, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Jennifer Delatte, Cedars-Sinai

Cheri Rubocki, Old National Bank

Yvonne Baros, Sandia National Laboratories

Jonathan Castilaw, MCA

Shannon Parker, Watco

Hannelore Weber, LHH Recruitment Solutions

Erik Orient, UPMC Health Plan

Nicholas Boyle, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Christina Glennon, Levi Strauss and Company

Ricardo Munoz, Mission Technologies, a division of HII

Casey McEuin, Michaels Stores Inc.

Kelsey Rasmussen, Guild Mortgage Company

TJ Martin, USIC

Brian Morgan, CSX Corporation

Mary Chitwood, Robin’s Home

Tasia Bromell, RingCentral

Angie Rochester, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina

Justin Stone, Draper Labs

Dustin Walker, C&W Services

Thomas Marsland, VetSec Inc.

Paul Hannaway, US Marine Corps

Alan Cook, University of Alabama Birmingham

Haley Weaver, The Home Depot

Michelle Mills, Amazon

Caleb Sexson, ADM

Michael Zeiders, Zeiders Enterprises Inc.

Steve Weston, Verizon

Eric Airola, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.

Raina Stevens, PRIDE Industries

Greg Dellinger, AAR Corp.

Joe Sekely, Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Rick McManigal, Capital One

Ashleigh Glass, EnerSys

Lee Kirby, Salute

Phillip Iddins, Alight Solutions

Kellie Burke, Humana

Wileen Benjamin, CoreCivic Houston Processing Center

Nathan King, FIS

Keith Dotts, Dotts Group

Devon Beard, Department of Veterans Affairs

Rob Arndt, BufferSprings

Carol Borden, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs

Heather Kline, Client Solution Architects

John Schuman, Rocket Companies

Jonathan Snider, HCA Healthcare

Greg Burden, XPO Inc.

Greg Hamm, Werner Enterprises

Jennifer Murphy, GE Aerospace

For media inquiries, please contact:

Dan Fazio
[email protected]
412-269-1663 x131

About Military Friendly(R)

The Military Friendly(R) ratings program was started in 2003 as an advocacy vehicle to encourage civilian organizations to invest in programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans as employees, entrepreneurs and students. By providing a benchmark to aim for, by posting a “score,” this program has encouraged civilian organizations to help veterans thrive in the civilian workforce. We believe that this is the very cornerstone of creating sustainable civilian opportunities for veterans.

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Media Contact


[email protected]

412-269-1663 x131

333 Rouser Road, Bldg. 4, Suite 503


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