America's Warrior Partnership announces the appointment of Ronald Thomas to its board of directors.

Thomas is the founder and managing principal at ThomasRiley Strategies, a company specializing in consulting, lobbying and information technology. He has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies, municipalities as well as healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

As a former officer in the U.S. army, Thomas has a strong passion for addressing issues facing today’s veterans and their families, varying from improving benefits to increasing access to veteran services. In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed him to serve as senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Veteran Affairs and the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning. In 2008, Secretary of Veterans Affairs James B. Peake appointed him to the department’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) Veterans and Families.

"Whether you are a general or a private, every military member faces the same concerns when it comes to transitioning into civilian life or gaining access to veterans services and benefits."

Ronald Thomas, Founder and managing principal at ThomasRiley Strategies

“Whether you are a general or a private, every military member faces the same concerns when it comes to transitioning into civilian life or gaining access to veterans services and benefits,” said Thomas. “America’s Warrior Partnership has strong leadership, a top-notch staff and they know how to get results. I am proud to be a part of this organization to help continue their efforts to find ways to serve our nation’s veterans.”

“Ron is an incredible asset to our board of directors, said Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of America’s Warrior Partnership. “Not only does he have firsthand experience of being a veteran, but he brings a wealth of knowledge from his time spent as a consultant and advisor for a variety of industries.”

America’s Warrior Partnership is committed to empowering communities to empower veterans.  The organization helps to fill the gaps that exist between current veteran service organizations by helping nonprofits connect with the veterans, military members and families in need: bolstering their efficacy, improving their results and empowering their initiatives. America’s Warrior Partnership is a force multiplier for warrior community integration that enhances communities where great Americans choose to live and contribute.

For more information on the organization and how to get involved, visit AmericasWarriorPartnership.org.

Source: America's Warrior Partnership, ThomasRIley Strategies

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