Our Leadership Committee is comprised of veterans and allies across industries and organizations throughout New York. Based on their deep knowledge in the veteran transition and employment space, these individuals collectively guide Empire Vets to help ensure New York is the most veteran-friendly state in the country.

Mike Abrams, FourBlock
Chris Byrne, SMS Assist
Justin Constantine, JobPath
Brandis DeSimone, Nasdaq
Derek Doan, T-Mobile
John Escalante, Marine For Life
Jack Fanous, JobPath
Josh Hartley, PwC
Terry Hayes, T-Mobile
Rich Jones, CBS
Avi Leshes, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
John McCaffrey, NYC SHRM
Kate Migliaro, Apollo Group

Harris Morris, ADP
Andrew Morton, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Paul Ortega, MotivationCheck
Thor O’Connell, HSBC
Rob Piechota, US SBA
Liz Salogub, AIG
Jim Beamesderfer, Prudential
Dennis Torres, Queens College
Rigo Villalvir, JP Morgan Chase
Rachel Washburn, Academy Securities
Ken Williams, NYS Division of Service-Disabled Veteran Business Development

Brian Miller, PSEG