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IVMF Announces New Appointments to Advisory Board
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) welcomes four new members to its external advisory board.
Today, the IVMF announced that the Honorable Bob McDonald, former secretary of Veterans Affairs and former chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble; former Secretary of the Navy and University Professor Sean O’Keefe; Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin Lieutenant General (Ret.) Howard Bromberg; and Syracuse University Board of Trustee Captain Robert P. Taishoff, JAGC, USN (Ret.) have accepted seats on the IVMF Board.
“These four distinguished individuals represent an extraordinary history of public service and commitment to our country,” says Vice Chancellor Mike Haynie, the IVMF’s executive director and founder. “Their leadership and dedication to the IVMF is humbling and we look forward to their impact on our work serving the nation’s veterans and their families.”
These new board members bring a diverse and deep level of experience from the military, government, business, higher education and public service arenas. They each have unique insights into the issues and challenges facing veterans and military-connected families which will help to inform the mission of the IVMF.
“The work of the IVMF and what they have accomplished in just six short years is inspiring,” says Sean O’Keefe. “My career has been built on a commitment to public service, so joining the IVMF Board and having an opportunity to collaborate with the institute supporting the work they do with our nation’s veterans and their families is an important privilege. I look forward to serving in this new role.”
Bob McDonald adds, “I am both proud and excited to continue to serve those who have worn the uniform in this new capacity on the IVMF Advisory Board. I have seen firsthand the powerful impact that can be realized when organizations like the IVMF work side-by-side with the VA. We must work together–public, private and the non-profit sectors–to tackle the challenges that face our nations veterans and their families.”
To read more about the new board members, visit here.
Members of the IVMF Advisory Board come from private industry, higher education and the veteran and military community. They provide advice and counsel to Institute leadership, and confer insight and input focused on the institute’s strategic objectives and planning process. The board also helps to assess the impact of IVMF programs, and makes recommendations related to future programming and areas of strategic focus. A complete list of IVMF board members can be found here.