Detroit, MI, July 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC) is a??Changing How American Businesses Perceive Veteran Owned Companies.a?? Senior leadership is the organizationa??s foundation for accelerating programs and mentorships and increasing corporate relationship opportunities for NVBDC certified Service-Disabled/Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs).A  The NVBDC Advisory Board is a diverse and inclusive group of high-level men and women involved with procurement and supplier diversity programs from various businesses to support our Officers and Board of Directors.The National Veterans Business Development Council addressed the need to identify and certify both Service-Disabled/Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs) of all sizes in the corporate marketplace.A  It is essential to maintain this mission for our Veterans while staying informed about our corporate membersa?? needs to help our executive team make organizational decisions.A  We are Vets helping Vets, supporting Service-Disabled/Veteran Owned Business growth, and assisting our corporations in meeting their supplier diversity goals. It is essential for our Advisory Board, Officers and Board of Directors, to stay informed.a??It is so important to the NVBDC mission that we appoint our advisors with the right knowledge, a proven track record, and a connection with major corporations to achieve our goals to help our certified Veteran business owners.A  One of our stated objectives for 2020 was to find and appoint U.S. Military Veterans with a strong business background to our board. Kathy Poynton previously worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the National Director of Event Operations & Specialty Events, Hiring Our Heroes. Where she created, organized, and executed Veteran hiring events stateside and overseas. She supervised and mentored a team of seven event planners that have executed over 1,100 hiring events resulting in employment of 31,000 veterans nationwide. Kathy brings the skills and experience we have been looking for to realize our future objectives, said Brigadier General (ret) Richard Miller, President, NVBDC.Kathy is a highly focused visionary with 25 + years of experience providing strategic management in operations, human resources, project and program management and employee development.A  Her career and extensive military experience seeded the knowledge she gained to oversee and direct multilevel, cross-functional initiatives. Her skills and lifetime achievements collectively bring an inspiring perspective to the National Veteran Business Development Advisory Board.Early in Kathya??s career, her ambition set her on a path for high-level achievements.A  She spent the first 12 years of her military career as an enlisted soldier and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Kathy graduated from Officer Candidate School, where she was pinned 2LT she then received a Mastera??s in Public Administration from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. In 2003 she transferred to National Guard Bureau located in Washington, D.C. During her tenure at NGB, she served as the Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) policy section chief, Branch chief for the incentives branch, and promoted to Deputy Division Chief for the Education, Incentives and Employment Division.A  A 
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