GBX Receives Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certification
GBX Consultants, Inc., was recently certified as a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) company. The V3 Program is a Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Veterans Services Program whose mission is to educate and train employers throughout the Commonwealth on the value of Virginia’s Veterans, and to help employers connect with these personnel assets to enhance their workforce.
The V3 Program has helped hundreds of employers throughout the Commonwealth better understand the Veteran talent pool, and effectively trained them on current best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans. Thousands of career-seeking Veterans have looked to V3 companies as they search for organizations that value their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
As a Veteran-owned business, GBX believes Veterans do and will continue to play an essential role in building a competent and successful workforce, and many will be the future leaders of our industry. GBX is excited about the new opportunities the V3 Program has to offer.
GBX Regional Manager Erica Jackson Recognized for Outstanding Contributions
Erica Jackson, a member of the GBX management staff since 2012 was recognized today as one of Southwest Georgia’s “40 under 40.” The goal of “40 under 40” is to recognize people under the age of 40 who are committed to shaping the SW Georgia region and making it a better place for everyone.
Erica, an 8-year Army veteran, is a Regional Program Manager for the Department of Labor Employment Workshop contract. Erica is based in Georgia, where she manages the largest of eight geographical regions dispersed around the world in support of employment training workshops for transitioning service members and spouses. Her region includes a team of nearly 60 professional transition facilitators spanning 28 separate military installations. In addition to her leadership and management responsibilities, Erica is also an outstanding facilitator and conducts the monthly workshop for transitioning Marines and their spouses at the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany.
Erica has worn many hats in her professional career, including soldier, manager, IT professional, teacher, trainer, facilitator, and mentor. Today she’s being recognized for her outstanding contributions regardless of the hat she wears.
GBX Supports the Veterans Employment Drive
GBX Consultants, Inc. joined with business leaders, military officials, Veterans, and other VIPs at the eighth annual Paralyzed Veterans’ Golf Open (PVGO) to advance efforts to help veterans and military caregivers overcome barriers to employment. The 2015 event proceeds are expected to top $400,000 – all of which will go to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment), a unique, high-impact program helping Veterans and their family members get quality jobs. Operation PAVE provides free one-on-one career assistance, benefits counseling, and support to all Veterans, their families, and their caregivers. PAVE specializes in assisting disabled Veterans seeking to re-enter the workforce. PAVE counselors also work with local and national employers committed to hiring Veterans by identifying qualified employment candidates.
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered Veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of Veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has ensured that Veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis. As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for Veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves Veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
“We thank GBX for their support at this important event,” said Al Kovach, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “We need leaders like GBX in the business community to continue to step up and help us achieve our ambitious Veterans’ employment efforts, and help honor those who have served America.”
Vice President for Programs, Sudie Nolan-Cassimatis earns Project Management Professional Certification
GBX is pleased to announce that Sudie Nolan-Cassimatis recently earned her Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification through the Project Management Institute.
This prestigious and valued certification is in demand by government agencies, as well as throughout the private sector. The PMP® demonstrates that the holder possesses the requisite experience, education, and competency to lead and direct projects of varying scope and size. The pre-certification requirements are demanding and the four-hour qualifying exam is extremely challenging, even for experienced project and program managers.
As of 2014, the credential was held by only 628,000 professionals worldwide across 104 countries. We congratulate Sudie on this most impressive accomplishment!
Executive Vice President for Programs, Dave Maurer, Named to Leadership Council at Seton Hall University
Dave Maurer has been named to the Leadership Council of the Seton Hall University Center for Leadership Development. Dave is 1978 graduate of the Stillman School of Business at the university. Dave served in leadership positions throughout his 22-year military career. Since his retirement from the Army in 1999, he has held numerous senior leadership positions in the private sector. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Programs for GBX Consultants.
The mission of the Seton Hall University Center for Leadership Development is to “develop extraordinary leaders who will be recognized for their values and principles by which they live, their vision and purpose in life, the outstanding results they achieve, their service to the community in which they live and their love, dedication and caring for those they serve.”
Dave joins an impressive list of nationally known corporate leaders representing companies such as Verizon, Pfizer, Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley, and Johnson and Johnson, among many others. In this capacity, Dave will speak with and counsel emerging leaders, advise them on career opportunities, and mentor them as they enter the workforce.