Mayoral Candidate and City Commissioner Keith James Launches Neighborhoods First Initiative

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Keith James, city commissioner and mayoral candidate of West Palm Beach (WPB), today launches the Neighborhoods First Initiative

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 / — Keith James, city commissioner and mayoral candidate of West Palm Beach (WPB), today launches the Neighborhoods First Initiative, a strategic plan to foster community input, neighborhood city improvement ideas and ensure the voices of WPB are heard.

As the first major initiative of any candidate running for Mayor, James continues to lead the way in putting forward plans and policies of his administration. He has been hosting events in each district across the city and hundreds of people have attended to hear his vision and plan. Through the Neighborhoods First Initiative, James provides a direct line of communication between local residents and the Mayor’s office guaranteeing voices are heard for a stronger, healthier and happier city.

“I am proud to announce my Neighborhoods First Initiative. It’s a plan to ensure each and every West Palm Beach neighborhood is listened to, their ideas are taken into consideration and that we are all working together to make our community a great place to live, work and raise a family,” James stated. “Our neighborhoods are the jewels that define our city and as Mayor, I am going to work to make sure neighborhood issues and projects are prioritized and getting done sooner. The advisory groups that are formed out of my Neighborhoods First Initiative will provide valuable feedback and ideas to help shape policy and direction.”

James asks those who are interested in participating in the Neighborhoods First Initiative to register online at Once registered, participants will be enrolled for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Group. Each neighborhood will have their own advisory group that James will meet with now, and as Mayor of WPB, to discuss neighborhood priorities and ideas for the future.

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About Keith James:
Commissioner Keith James was elected to the West Palm Beach City Commission in 2011 and is a two-time president of the City Commission. As the Immediate Past President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, Board Member of the Florida League of Cities and member of Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, Commissioner James has become a leader on solving local municipal and regional issues of importance.

On the City Commission, Keith James has sought to create a city of opportunity where people and businesses can succeed. Under Keith James’ leadership, West Palm Beach has seen a boom in economic development and job creation, improvements in city services and increase in local neighborhood projects. Commissioner James has prioritized sound budget management, improving public safety, protecting West Palm Beach’s water supply and environment and addressing homelessness and workforce housing issues.

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Steven R. Pietro looks at employment opportunities available to military veterans

Steven R. Pietro

Military supplies firm owner Steven R. Pietro explores opportunities open to former service members.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 / — According to Steven R. Pietro, co-founder of Native American service-disabled veteran owned military food supplies business Justice Government Supply, Inc., securing work following military service can be tough. It should today, however, he says, now be up to both large and small companies and local businesses, as well as individuals in the community, to do their part in assisting the country's invaluable veterans in securing employment in a civilian capacity.

The Veterans' Employment and Training Service suggests that the current rate of veteran unemployment in the United States stands at approximately 4 percent, a slight increase over recent years. While this largely mirrors current non-veteran unemployment rates according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment among veterans is often exacerbated by lingering stresses, strains, and physical injuries resulting from their time served selflessly in the military.

"While the government places significant importance on assisting veterans with reintegration and finding work, it's critical that local businesses and individuals are similarly committed to creating grassroots career paths and employment opportunities," Pietro explains.

Government assistance programs, such as the Veterans Employment Center, exist to connect veterans with both public and private employers offering much-needed job opportunities, he points out, while also assisting in the creation of resumes and portfolios, and further helping former military personnel to progress in their civilian lives and careers.

"In the first instance, however, addressing the requirement for valuable skills training is vital," suggests Pietro, "before then looking to create resulting employment opportunities for out-of-work veterans, post-training."

Supporting highly valuable, skilled work for veterans is, he says, something which affords struggling former military personnel not only a new sense of purpose but also a healthy source of income, both of which are essential to the continued well-being of the country's veterans.

"As a result, along with—and directly via—Justice Government Supply, Inc., I remain committed to seeking to drive employment opportunities and facilitate work and training for veterans through partnerships with other local businesses and organizations," Pietro explains.

"I hope to do this," he adds, wrapping up, "while also promoting an improved understanding of the numerous personal, social, and professional challenges faced by our nation's incredible veterans in the process."

A graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and San Diego's California Western School of Law, Steven R. Pietro currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. An experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in both the public and private sectors, as well as within the military industry, Pietro is highly skilled in sales, team building, public speaking, management, and leadership, among other talents. To find out more about Steven R. Pietro and Justice Government Supply, Inc., please visit

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Christopher Goldberg unveils defense base insurance for workers

Mandatory as outlined in the U.S. Defense Base Act, Christopher Goldberg highlights the importance of defense base insurance for employers and their employees.

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 / — The United States Defense Base Act, first enacted in 1941, is an extension of the federal workers' compensation program which covers longshoremen and harbor workers. Today, the Defense Base Act covers any person employed at a United States defense base overseas and is intended to provide medical treatment and compensation to employees of defense contractors injured in the course of employment, according to Christopher Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Gendelman Insurance Services.

Goldberg goes on to explain that, in the current version of the Defense Base Act, which is administered by the United States Department of Labor, there are five provisions which prompt obtaining the necessary insurance coverage.

First among these states that any company with an employee—including third-country nationals and non-U.S. citizens—working on a military base or reservation outside of the U.S. must seek the necessary cover. "This includes," says Goldberg, "those working for private employers on U.S. military bases, or on any land utilized by the U.S. for military purposes outside of the country and including U.S. territories."

The second provision states that cover is also necessary where any employee is engaged in U.S. government-funded public works business outside of the U.S. including construction and service contracts in connection with national defense. Similarly, and third among the provisions highlighted by Goldberg, the same applies where any employee is engaged in public works or military contracts with a foreign government which has been deemed necessary to the national security of the United States.

"Workers' insurance is also necessary where one or more employees are tasked with providing services funded by the U.S. government outside of the realm of regular military service," points out Goldberg of his fourth noted provision.

Lastly, Goldberg touches on employees of subcontractors. "Employees of any subcontractors involved in a contract similar to any of those highlighted above will also require the necessary defense base workers' insurance," he points out.

Defense Base Act insurance is available in the U.S. from Gendelman Insurance Services for contractors and subcontractors who work overseas. "Our dedicated Defense Base Act advisor team, headquartered in Washington, D.C., works with a multitude of Defense Base Act insurance carriers to protect your needs," the executive Vice President explains. "Furthermore," he adds, wrapping up, "in the unfortunate event of a claim, we will work directly with your team as required."

To learn more about Gendelman Insurance Services or to be connected to the company's Defense Base Act advisor team for a confidential assessment, please call 800-845-4145 to speak to an insurance concierge or visit for additional information.

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$100,000 Grant Results in 750,000 Diapers for Diaper Banks Supporting Families Impacted by Government Shutdown

NDBN member diaper banks distributed diapers to furloughed federal employees.

Greater DC Diaper Bank is among the NDBN member diaper banks that have distributed diapers to furloughed federal workers and families impacted by the recent government shutdown.

National Diaper Bank Network uses GoFundMe grant to get 750,000 diapers to diaper banks supporting federal workers impacted by the recent government shutdown.

Going without pay for a month left many furloughed federal workers and their families straining to afford basic necessities, like diapers.”

— Joanne Goldblum, CEO National Diaper Bank Network

NEW HAVEN, CT, USA, January 31, 2019 / — The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) announced today that it has directed more than 750,000 diapers to 18 NDBN member diaper bank programs engaged in emergency diaper distribution efforts that are supporting federal workers impacted by the recent 35-day government shutdown.

The diaper donation was made possible by a $100,000 grant to NDBN from GoFundMe and the thousands of individuals who contributed to the “Government Shutdown Direct Relief Fund.”

“Going without pay for a month left many furloughed federal workers and their families straining to afford basic necessities, like diapers,” said NDBN CEO Joanne Goldblum. “Fortunately, diaper bank programs stepped in to help, much like they do following a natural disaster.”

“However, the unexpected demand depleted the number of diapers available to address ongoing diaper need among families living in poverty. The GoFundMe grant allows NDBN to get three-quarters of a million diapers back into these communities so they can continue to be there for families when needed.”

One in three U.S. families experiences diaper need, which is the struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. A lack of clean diapers impacts the physical, emotional, and economic well-being of children and families.

NDBN member diaper banks sharing in the diapers include: Austin Diaper Bank; Diaper Bank of North Carolina (Durham); Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson); Galveston Diaper Bank; Greater DC Diaper Bank (Washington); Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank; HappyBottoms (Kansas City); Help A Mother Out (San Francisco); Hope Supply Co. (Dallas); Jake’s Diapers (Kaukauna, Wisc.); Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank; Mitzvah Circle Foundation (Philadelphia); Nashville Diaper Connection; St. Louis Area Diaper Bank; Texas Diaper Bank (San Antonio); The Diaper Bank of Connecticut (North Haven); Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (Pittsburgh); and WestSide Baby (Seattle).

Other national nonprofits receiving grants from the GoFundMe campaign include World Central Kitchen, Feeding America, and Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). To date, the fund has received more than $470,000 in donations.

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America, by leading a national movement to help meet the basic needs of all babies and their families…including access to clean, dry diapers and other material goods. Founded in 2011 with the support of Huggies®, the network raises national awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 200 diaper banks, diaper pantries, and food banks located in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at, and on Twitter (@DiaperNetwork) and Facebook (

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American Knife & Tool Institute Announces Intro of Vermont Legislation to Repeal Knife Prohibition

Representative Patrick Brennan

Representative Patrick Brennan

Legislation Would Eliminate the Current Prohibition on the Possession and Sale of Automatic Knives

I’m proud to work with the American Knife and Tool Institute to ensure that Vermont’s laws allow law-abiding knife owners to carry and use theirs knives and tools the way they need to.”

— Representative Patrick Brennan

CODY, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 / — The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) today applauded the introduction of HB H 124, which would repeal Vermont’s prohibition on the possession and sale of automatic knives in the state. The bill, sponsored by Representative Pat Brennan, R-Chittenden 7-2, will repeal the burdensome state laws that impede on the rights of law abiding citizens of Vermont.

“I’m proud to work with the American Knife and Tool Institute to ensure that Vermont’s laws allow law-abiding knife owners to carry and use theirs knives and tools the way they need to,” said Representative Brennan. “The current restrictions on automatic knives are antiquated and too burdensome on Vermonters. I’m proud to introduce H 124, which will repeal this unnecessary law and ensure that anyone who carries or uses a knife in their daily life for lawful purposes will be protected.”

“We commend Representative Brennan for introducing this bill,” said CJ Buck, President of AKTI, “and are calling on the Vermont legislature to take swift action in passing this bill. This legislation is in keeping with the ways in which Vermonters use their knives for legal occupational and recreational activities, and will ensure that all law abiding Vermonters have the right to carry the knife of their choosing.”

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Human rights advocates strike back criticizing discrimination and anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Candle light memorial for the Holocaust victims during screening of CCHR film excerpt showcasing the story of those behind the Holocaust

Citizens Commission on Human Rights DC Director, Isabelle Vladoiu talking about the atrocities committed during the Holocaust

Visitor watching the short documentary on the Men behind the Holocaust at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Pop-up Museum

Citizens Commission on Human Rights called upon international organizations to identify causes and solutions to prevent future genocides.

We must make sure that new generations are educated so that they can apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today's world and prevent future genocides.””

— Isabelle Vladoiu, CCHR DC Director

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 30, 2019 / — In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, human rights advocates and organizations gathered in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, for a memorial service commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and a panel discussion. The event was aligned with the global campaign #WeRemember launched by the World Jewish Congress, and joined by many world leaders and institutions among them Pope Francis, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Commission, UNESCO, and others. January 27th was proclaimed by the United Nations in 2005 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In remembrance of the 6 million Jews, including 1.5 million children, murdered in the Holocaust, a special candle lighting ceremony took place, accompanied by a heartfelt performance of the song “Shema Israel”, originally interpreted by Sarit Hadad, acclaimed Israeli singer. The theme of the panel discussions was “End Genocides. Demand and Defend Your Human Rights,” and concerned citizens engaged in dialogue on the Holocaust, Rwandan and Armenian genocides — what happened, why they happened, and how they still matter. The international organizations in attendance were Citizens Commission of Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights International, the International Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Industry and United for Human Rights with the mission to raise awareness on the heinous acts that happened during the Holocaust and help put an end to racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitic views in modern day society.

Keynote speaker and moderator of the panel, Isabelle Vladoiu, the director of Citizens Commission of Human Rights Washington, DC, delivered an introduction to the Holocaust, exposing the systematic and state-sponsored persecution and murder of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime, the cruelty with which these horrific acts were done, unveiling also the aftermath of the Holocaust, where hundreds of thousands of “liberated, but not free” Jews had to live in the same camps where they suffered.

At the end of last year a concerning report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) revealed that nine out of 10 European Jews said that anti-Semitism increased during the past five years, and a shocking recent CNN poll exposed that one in 20 Europeans surveyed had never heard about the Holocaust.

“Today for International Holocaust Remembrance Day we stand united, and humbly commemorate millions of Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust,” said Ms. Vladoiu. “But, today we must think beyond remembrance. We must make sure that new generations are educated so that they can apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today's world and prevent future genocides.”

Erica Rodgers, the National Director of Youth for Human Rights International, spoke about the Armenian Genocide and the atrocities committed on the eve of World War I, bringing to the attention of the participants the fact that this genocide might have been the one Hitler draw his inspiration from. Ms. Rodgers stated, “In order to prevent future genocides or acts of horrible discrimination we must ensure mankind is well educated on what human rights are. It is the job of each citizen to take a stand against discrimination and to protect the rights of all people.”

The reason why talking about the Holocaust today matters is because genocides and crimes against humanity still happen today. Speaking on the Rwandan genocide was the Executive Director of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office, Ms. Beth Akiyama. She shared the story of Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan Holocaust and author of the book “Left to Tell,” whom she had the honor of meeting a few years back at the United Nations.

Ms. Akiyama also commented that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote about human rights inequities that exist in every country, who once said, “The UN came up with the answer. An absence of human right stained the hands of governments and threatened their rules. Very few governments have implemented any part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These governments have not grasped that their very survival depends utterly upon adopting such reforms and thus giving their peoples a cause, a civilization worth supporting, worth their patriotism.”

Simultaneously, an interactive all-day self-guided exhibit put up by Citizens Commission on Human Rights, showcasing short videos and information on the hidden men behind the Holocaust and other human rights abuses, was held at the Founding Church of Scientology Washington, DC. The exhibit revealed the role that psychiatrists played in the Holocaust, providing the ideological structure for the euthanasia program, as confessed publicly 60 years after the Nuremberg Trials by Dr. Frank Schneider, President of the German Association of Psychiatrists. Panel participants had the opportunity to go through the immersive displays and watch the short documentaries, as well as to get the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” educational materials.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights ( is a nonprofit charitable mental health watchdog cofounded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and professor of psychiatry Dr. Thomas Szasz. It is dedicated to eradicating psychiatric abuse and ensuring patient protection. With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, CCHR International guides a global human rights advocacy network of some 180 chapters across 34 nations. CCHR Commissioners include physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, government officials, educators and civil rights representatives.

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Fernando Guadalupe Became Subject Matter Expert on Emerging Topics During His Time in the Army

Fernando Guadalupe

Fernando Guadalupe

Fernando Guadalupe

Fernando Guadalupe

FORT JACKSON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2019 / — Decorated Officer Fernando Guadalupe spent over twenty years serving in the US Army in many roles––both abroad and at home. Besides instructing and preparing hundreds of future Army leaders, Mr. Guadalupe spent years studying to become a subject matter expert on a handful of emerging topics.

In his time with the Army, Fernando Guadalupe conducted numerous tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, both within groups and as a distinguished leader. From his over two decades of experience in the Army, he gained the education to train future leaders and build up the overall intelligence of his division.

His knowledge comes from years of studying cultures and technology, and Fernando Guadalupe has published many of his findings in military technical journals for peers and fellow leaders to enhance their understanding of wartime issues. While serving, he assumed the roles of Commander, Colonel, and Operations Officer. In addition, he’s served as a lecturer where he could share his own discoveries with new generations of Army recruits.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Subject Matter Expert

One of Fernando Guadalupe’s passions is staying ahead of technological trends and advances and studying how they can be used for the Army. Because of this, he scouted new channels and researched emerging tactics and tech such as newer, improved helicopter systems.

Mr. Guadalupe also studied the complex field of unmanned aircraft and their benefits in wartime and lectured on his findings as well as on potential future policies. His work covered tactical warfare, FAA regulations, procedures for unmanned aircraft, and other emerging topics. Because of this, he earned the title Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Subject Matter Expert and ended up fielding the very first training UAS unit in the US Army. He’s proud to be one of only a handful of commanding officers who possess an in-depth understanding of tactical unmanned aircraft systems.

Central and South America Geopolitical Subject Matter Expert

One of the most researched subjects in Fernando Guadalupe’s career is the culture and the geography of Central and South American areas. Through years of observance and thorough research, Mr. Guadalupe ensured that his work would go on to improve the entire Army’s understanding of these geopolitical subjects. When future recruits cross into these dozens of areas, it will be his research that minimizes threats and reinforces their comprehension.

Sleep Deprivation During Wartime

In addition to his other studies, Fernando Guadalupe wanted to improve the lives of his comrades during service. He began to research sleep deprivation and the effects it had on soldiers during wartime, hoping to uncover methods of healthier sleeping patterns to enhance performance. His work will lead to greater research and development and to the improved mental and physical function of all Army recruits.

Mr. Guadalupe has prepared many future soldiers during his impressive career with the US Army. His studies and his published works complement the fact that his is an integral leader who goes above and beyond what’s expected of his service.

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New York Passes ‘The Child Victims Act’ Re-opening the ability of survivors to hold wrongdoers accountable for 12 months

BOSTON, MA, USA, January 30, 2019 / — Boston, Mass., January 30, 2019 – Andrus Wagstaff, PC celebrates the passing of The Child Victims Act in New York on Monday, January 28, 2019. Change to the laws in New York has been long-overdue, as New York has an extensive history of being among the worst in the country at protecting the rights of survivors of child abuse. Fortunately, the law passed 63-0 in the Senate and shortly after passed through the Assembly.

The Child Victims Act extends New York’s statute of limitations to victims to seek civil action against their abusers and institutions that enabled them until they turn 55 years old. It also opens up a one-year, one-time-only period of time, to allow all victims to seek civil action, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.

“Finally survivors in New York have the ability to seek justice and accountability of abusers and others who turned a blind-eye, allowing minors to be assaulted,” said civil rights attorney, Kim Dougherty, of Andrus Wagstaff, PC. “It’s time to change culture and society and to provide survivors with a voice – it is through their strength, and our advocacy, that enables us to establish necessary change, whether it be through the Courts or legislation. It a true honor to represent survivors in this endeavor, to effectuate some of the most important change needed this century.”

Andrus Wagstaff, PC is here to help survivors find their voice, fight, and bring claims against wrongdoers. Survivors can pursue claims anonymously.

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For more information about the firm, please contact Attorney Kim Dougherty at 508-230-2700 or visit the Andrus Wagstaff, PC website at


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Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O'Toole Talks Trains, Transit and Transportation Feb. 7 in Atlanta

Randal O’Toole

'Romance of the Rails,' A Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum

Exhaustively researched exploration of America’s passenger-rail story.”

— Patrick Cooke

ATLANTA, GEORGIA , USA, January 30, 2019 / — Randal O'Toole loves trains. As a teenager, he restored historic streetcars. He's traveled hundreds of thousands of miles by train, in 10 countries on four continents.

The transportation expert and Cato Institute Senior Fellow sets aside his nostalgia and sentiment to focus on the realities of rail in his new book, "Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need."

What they're saying about his book:
*In a January 23 review in The Wall Street Journal, Patrick Cooke describes O'Toole as "a reluctant realist among dreamers," and his book as an "exhaustively researched exploration of America’s passenger-rail story."

**"Regardless of whether you are a rail advocate or critic, this book is for you. We can all learn from its remarkable historical insights and extraordinary research, especially as revolutionary changes in America's transport network are certain to change our future travel preferences," writes Joseph Vranich, former president of the High Speed Rail Association, in advance praise of the book.

Why are O'Toole's perspective and research so important to policy-makers and residents of metropolitan areas? Because the success of transportation tomorrow hinges on the policy decisions made today.

Join the Georgia Public Public Policy Foundation and Randal O'Toole on Thursday, February 7, at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta for "Romance of the Rails," a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum. Copies of O'Toole's book will be available for purchase and autograph.
Find out more about Randal O'Toole here.

This event, which is open to the public, is $35 to attend and includes lunch. Registration is required; the deadline to register is Tuesday, February 5. Register at Eventbrite or send your check for $35 per attendee (memo: O’Toole Event) to Georgia Public Policy Foundation, 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339.
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Certification of Veteran Businesses

The country’s leading Certification Organization for SD/VOBs of all sizes.

Life is the totality of all answers….one must simply study to determine the appropriate questions. Life is only a mystery when its answers are not fully understood.”

— Robert Middleton

DETROIT, MI, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2019 / — The National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC) is proud to announce Robert Middleton has been elected to the Executive Board of Directors for the NVBDC. For the past three years, Robert has served as a valued member of the NVBDC Advisory board, and held the position of co-chair for the Finance Committee. With over 25 years experience in the financial sector, Robert currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer for MindTrust Capital Partners. In addition to corporate experience, Robert serves the National Commandant of the Montford Point Marines of America a (501 (c) 3 Nonprofit). Members of this group were among the nation’s first Black U.S. Marines during WWII and were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Barack Obama and the 112th U.S. Congress in 2012.

“Life is the totality of all answers….one must simply study to determine the appropriate questions. Life is only a mystery when its answers are not fully understood.” —Robert Middleton

As an experienced executive, Robert was the President & CEO of the Middleton Financial Group and formerly, the owner of Frye Construction. His experience includes working as a chief negotiator for corporate contracts and collaborated on real estate and land development projects. “We are so fortunate to have Robert as a member of our Executive Board. As a Veteran and successful leader in the business community, he brings invaluable insight and understanding to the needs of the NVBDC as well as our Veteran Business Owners,” said Keith King, President NVBDC.

Robert attended the University of Michigan, majoring in political science, public policy and administration with a minor in business law and economics.

NVBDC’s Mission:
The NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

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