The 15 are the first group chosen by RecruitMilitary;
Peter Gudmundsson, CEO of RecruitMilitary and a former officer in the United States Marine Corps, said, “We seek to draw attention to those individuals who get beyond ‘Rose Garden Recruiting’ target announcements, and really accomplish the frontline work of making sure that America’s leading companies take advantage of the opportunity to hire high-quality veteran talent. In a nation that generates a lot of noise about veterans and employment, these leaders propel their organizations to the front by actually hiring America’s best.”
Gudmundsson hopes that honoring these leaders will spur more veteran hiring and spread their lessons learned to others.He noted that “what drives our firm is that today’s veterans constitute a great treasure of talent and skill. It is in the commercial interest of employers to attract, hire, appreciate, and retain that talent. Fundamentally, veterans represent an opportunity for companies, rather than an obligation or a destination for charity. Furthermore, we know that readers of Search & Employ® will understand and appreciate what our honorees have been doing. Their success helps all of us.”
RecruitMilitary distributes 58,000 print copies of the magazine bimonthly to military installations globally, National Guard and reserve units, men and women who attend its all-veteran job fairs, and veteran hiring leaders. The digital magazine is linked to three RecruitMilitary newsletters and the website at www.recruitmilitary.com.
The honorees are, in alphabetical order:
LINDA CLARK Director – Human Resources Talent Management, Seventy Seven Energy
JOHN DiPIERO Military Advocacy, USAA
BILL EDMUNDSON Strategic Recruiting Consultant, Gulf Coast Division, First Command Financial Services
SIMEON GARRIOTT Military Relations Manager, Western Region, Lockheed Martin
EVAN GUZMAN Head of Military Programs & Veteran Affairs, Verizon
KATIE KILLIUS Enterprise Talent Acquisition Program Manager, Wells Fargo & Co.
AVERY KING Lead Military Veteran Recruiter, HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
SHANNON NOEL MULLINS Talent Acquisition Manager, Ingersoll Rand
GARY M. PROFIT Senior Director of Military Programs, Walmart
CHRIS RIEBEN Talent Acquisition & Military Program Lead, Air Liquide America
DAVID A. SMITH Vice President, Staffing Manager – Military Veterans Recruiting Program, Bank of America
KRIS URBAUER Program Manager – Military Initiatives and Junior Officer Leadership Program, General Electric
JOE WALLIS Senior Program Manager, Military Recruiting, Microsoft
JOHN H. WESLEY, III Manager of Military Staffing, BNSF Railway
ABRAHAM ZAMBRANO NAM Recruiting Manager, Schlumberger
RecruitMilitary helps organizations excel by leveraging the talent of our nation’s finest people, our veterans. Founded in 1998, the company produces over 100 all-veteran job fairs nationwide, giving tens of thousands of veterans an opportunity to interact with leading employers and other organizations (http://recruitmilitary.com/
Company leaders are available to speak and write on any topic related to veteran hiring, job search, and tapping the veteran talent pipeline for organizational excellence.