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Our Leadership Team

Ben Keen - Execuitve Director

Ben Keen is an Active Duty veteran who served in the US Army from 1999 – 2008 as a communications expert. He served with several units including 1BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He completed several combat rotations including being part of the initial invasion into Iraq helping to liberate five key cities including the liberation of Baghdad and An Najaf. Since receiving his honorable discharge in 2008, Ben has been living in Pittsburgh and working within the IT Field. Ben was named the 2016 American Staffing Assoication's National Staffing Employee of the Year for both is his professional and personal success including assisting Veterans through their transition to civilian employment.

Scott Reed Jr, VP/Development Director

Scott Reed is an Active Duty Veteran who served in the US Marine Corps from 1992-1996 as an aviation ordnance technician and US Army Reserves from 1998 - present as both a combat medic and a financial management specialist. He has served in the Middle East in three different decades, Operation Desert FOX (95-96), Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (04-06), and Operation New Dawn (10-11). Scott is married with one daughter; he currently works as a budget analyst for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brian Vavra - Membership Direcotr

Brian Vavra is an Active Duty Army veteran who served from 2000-2004. He was stationed with the 122nd Signal Battalion in South Korea, the 124th Signal Battalion in Fort Carson Colorado. Brian served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I with 3BCT, 4th Infantry Division. Brian is married with three daughters. He currently works for Verizon Telecommunication as a Customer Service Agent in the Provisioning Department. He graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Network Systems. His interests include family, HTML development, photography and post- productions.

Tricia Stanley - Events Director

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