As a Veteran, and a business leader I’m looking forward to working with the NVBDC and helping our fellow Veteran business owners succeed.
DETROIT, MI, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michigan Veteran Trust Fund Chair adds new role helping Veteran Business Owners
January 30, 2017
Detroit, MI. John E. James currently serves as Chairman on the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) Board of Trustees. The MVTF is a $50 Million fund established after World War II to help Michigan’s Veteran in “emergent” need of support. “As a Veteran, and a business leader I’m looking forward to working with the NVBDC and helping our fellow Veteran business owners understand the opportunities being certified by the NVBDC presents”, John said.
Mr. James is President and CEO of Renaissance Global Logistics (RGL) where he is responsible for strategic leadership of people and processes in order to maximize both shareholder value and customer satisfaction. He also serves on the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) Board of Directors and the Detroit Workforce Development Board.
John joined RGL in 2012 as Director of Operations after eight years of active duty military service as a Ranger-qualified aviation officer and leading two Apache platoons in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. While attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Systems (Industrial) Engineering.
Working in a family business is a dream job that will let him continue his father’s legacy and create his own. His father, John A. James enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and served as a Commissioned Officer in the Corps of Engineers while serving in Vietnam.
Keith King, President of the NVBDC said “it is great to have a second generation business leader stepping into a leadership role with us, not only is he a second generation CEO but a second generation Veteran. We expect John to help us achieve our goals by working with our board on how we can reach other Veteran business owners and showing them the value of adding the NVBDC certification”.
James said; “in addition to helping to run a company, he also wants to be a part of shaping the city of Detroit and supporting other black and Veteran business owners.
The National Veteran Business Development Council is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to certifying Service Disabled and Veteran-Owned businesses of ALL sizes. The NVBDC assists the advancement and growth of veterans who own and operate a business.
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Source: EIN Presswire