#WeAllServe​ – Episode #44 with Court Harris

Court began his career as a US Army officer with multiple combat deployments and worked on the NATO staff during Operation Enduring freedom in Afghanistan. He then spent five years in the consulting and tech start-up space in his hometown of Chicago. Court graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and serves as Chairman of the Board at Chicago Executive Airport and on the board at Objective: Veterans’ Smile.

#WeAllServe​ – Episode #42 with Monica McNeal

Monica McNeal is a nationally renowned veteran and military family advocate. In addition to being a Gold Star mother, she has held key executive leadership roles at corporations such as Nordstrom, Lafayette and Magaschoni. Her passions include developing talent and coaching those she supports to be “career ready” at all times. She has focused her talents and utilizes her leadership skills as an advocate and navigator for Microsoft. As a contractor on the Microsoft Military Affair Team, she is the program manager and supports the Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA). Additionally, she is the National Operations and West Coast Program Director at FourBlock a military veteran career readiness non-profit. There, she works to empower veterans and eliminate transition anxiety by filling the skill gaps needed for Four Block students to secure new and meaningful careers. Monica sits on Congresswomen DelBene’s Veteran Task Force, volunteers with the King County Veterans Consortium, Snohomish Veteran Housing Committee, VetsInTech, Heroes to Hometown, Washington State Military Transition Committee and other local military family causes. She is serving her 7th term as the President of Washington State American Gold Star Mothers and 2nd terms as the District President of the American Gold Star Mothers of Washington, Alaska and Oregon. The organization is currently fundraising for a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument to be placed in Lynnwood, WA. She is the recipient of the 2018 Senator Cantwell’s Women of Valor Award and 2016 Volunteer of the Year by the Washington State Dept of Veterans Affairs for her commitment to military veterans and their families. She believes and personifies that, despite the circumstances, you can make a difference every day.

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#WeAllServe – Episode #40 with Jim Vaselopulos

Jim Vaselopulos is a C-level executive with a proven record as a rainmaker and new business development expert. With a reputation for principled leadership, strategic vision, and effective execution, Jim has built successful new enterprises and turned around underperforming organizations. Jim has been a consultant to many companies across nearly every industry. An entrepreneur at heart, Jim has started many companies, managed partnerships and participated in several well-orchestrated exits.
As the founder of Rafti Advisors, Jim helps early stage companies get off on the right foot, growth stage companies push through plateaus and mature companies with strategic shifts and complex challenges.
Jim teaches sales and professional development, is a frequent speaker on leadership and innovation and volunteers regularly with veterans groups and business incubators.
A graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Jim also earned his MBA at Marquette University. Jim is currently the co-host of The Leadership Podcast.
Join Angel L. Torres and I for episode #40 of #WeAllServe!