RecruitMilitary Sharpens Focus on Experience, Hires Industry Expert Chad Sowash as CXO
Chad Sowash, a leading authority on online recruiting and marketing, has joined RecruitMilitary as chief experience officer. He will head the company’s Marketing, Information Technology, Customer Care, and Advertising Agency Relations teams.
Sowash served in the United States Army and the Army Reserve for more than 20 years. He was an infantry drill sergeant, and is a combat veteran. He received the Order of Saint Maurice from the National Infantry Association for conspicuous contribution to the infantry.
“We are delighted to bring Chad aboard,” said Drew Myers, president of RecruitMilitary and a former captain in the United States Marine Corps. “He is arriving at a perfect time, because his skills, experiences, and interests are a great match for a number of campaigns we are undertaking. Chad will play a key role as we redesign our online presence for greater consistency and clearer messaging, take on new functions to advance our mission of improving the lives of veterans beyond pure employment assistance, supplement our content for the social media, and restructure our text and graphics for optimal delivery via the complete spectrum of Internet access devices – desktops, laptops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and whatever comes next.”
“I was truly honored to accept a key leadership role in such an amazing organization focused on something so near and dear to my heart,” said Sowash, “finding meaningful employment for veterans while helping organizations across the nation realize this amazing and untapped pool of talent. I look forward to working with the dedicated RecruitMilitary team to bring new and innovative products, services, content, and a new RecruitMilitary Experience to the market.”
RecruitMilitary (https://www2.recruitmilitary.com) connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses. Myers founded the company in 1998. All of RecruitMilitary’
The company produces hiring events known as Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (http://www2.recruitmilitary.com/
RecruitMilitary has been producing hiring events since 2006; and, at the end of 2013, will have produced more than 485 events in over 50 cities.
In November 2011, RecruitMilitary received the First Annual Lee Anderson Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recognized the company as a specific business that has “gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.” Presenting the award to Drew Myers on behalf of the U.S. Chamber was Stephen Caldeira, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association.
In February 2012, RecruitMilitary received the first annual One More Way Award from The Sierra Group Foundation. The foundation established the award to recognize people or companies whose support results in awareness and job opportunities for people with disabilities. The Sierra Group Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to drive up employment for people with disabilities, including veterans.”