G.I. Jobs® Announces 2021 Employee Veteran Leadership Awards

G.I. Jobs® Announces 2021 Employee Veteran Leadership Awards

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2021 – G.I. Jobs® is proud to announce the inaugural 2021 Employee Veteran Leadership Awards (EVLAs), a prestigious honor presented to employees of an organization who are U.S. military veterans who demonstrate the finest qualities of our nation’s military including leadership, teamwork, discipline, determination, adaptability, a strong work ethic, and a can-do attitude. 

The 15 EVLA honorees were selected for making meaningful contributions to their companies and the military community, including advocating for the advancement of veterans within their companies, mentoring other veteran employees, bridging the cultural gap between veteran and non-veteran employees, and volunteer efforts. 

“These 15 veterans are shining examples that military skills translate into any occupation and any industry. I salute these leaders for their selfless work in creating opportunity for their veteran brothers and sisters by advocating for better recruiting, retention, and promotion of veteran employees in the companies where they work,” said Chris Hale, CEO of VIQTORY, the veteran-owned business which owns and operates G.I. Jobs.  

Profiles of the 2021 Employee Veteran Leadership Awards honorees will be published in the July issue of G.I. Jobs, distributed free, digitally and in print, to transitioning service members, veterans, and their families across the world.

This year’s award winners are:

  • Chanty Clay, Wells Fargo
  • Sarah Wilhelm, Sanford Health
  • Sean Noumi, Geostabilization International
  • Craig Whitten, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
  • Michael Edmondson, Amgen
  • Stephen Krebs, Hilton
  • Ed Weinberg, OptumServe
  • Samuel Ball, Haywood Vocational Opportunities/LPE Inc.*
  • Matthew Gravius, Jrayl Transport
  • Geoff Michelli, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Jafi Roskey, Werner Enterprises
  • William Sharpsteen, SOSi
  • Sterling Woolridge, American Systems 
  • Luis Martinez, Texas Workforce Commission
  • Veronica Villegas, Verizon
*Worked for Haywood Vocational Opportunities when nominated but now works for LPE Inc.


Founded on the belief that veterans are better for their service, VIQTORY® is the leading marketing firm connecting the military community to civilian opportunity. Its hundreds of clients include Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges that use VIQTORY®’s marketing products to promote their employment, education, and entrepreneurship opportunities to the nation’s military community of veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members. VIQTORY® is a VA and NaVOBA certified service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001 by three Navy veterans. Its media brands include G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse®, and Military Friendly®. VIQTORY® offers digital and print advertising in its own media as well as managed programmatic advertising, which enables it to reach its audience on virtually any platform and any device, at the precise location and at the right time.

For details visit viqtory.com.

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