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The New Military Hire Advisory Board

Jackson, Guenther, Lewis, and Felder Round Out Initial Board Giving Military Hire Veteran and business insights

Military Hire announces the formation of an advisory board which helps to provide perspective on the military and military service organizations.  Advisors serve for a year and have either former military experience or experience in the military market through service organizations.


The group meets quarterly to review the current trends in the military hiring market, human resources processes, as well as the current and future strategic plans of Military Hire.

The Military Hire Advisory Board includes:

Cherissa Jackson from AMVETS

Cherissa Jackson, AMVETS Chief Medical Executive and leader of their HEAL Program, is also a passionate author and speaker.  Jackson is a retired Air Force Nurse, and determined ambassador and advocate for patients and Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Her 23 years of active-duty military service,  including 10 years as a nurse in the US Air Force where she survived three (3) combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, led her to her commitment to help eliminate the stigma associated with PTSD.  She is also the Founder of the nonprofit Project Give Hope, that provides cervical cancer screening and treatment in underserved communities and countries. Jackson has traveled to Uganda twice and has presented on the stage at Harvard University’s Medical School. She also led a hiring beta initiative with Military Hire on the hiring of female Veterans into the cyber security space.

Andrew Guenther from the Cleveland Clinic

Andrew Guenther, Cleveland Clinic, oversees the Veteran Hiring Program—the Hero Experience for Cleveland Clinic.  Having enthusiasm and respect for his city of Cleveland makes him proud to place talented Veteran professionals with a top hospital in the United States.  Andrew builds strategic partnerships to meet the needs of patients and the nation’s Veterans.

Carmen Felder

Carmen Felder, the founder of Authentic Connections, a PR and brand management firm, is also a Disabled Veteran of the United States Air Force.  She is also the president of the non-profit organization 89 Ways To Give Foundation, founded by retired NFL legend and former Washington receiver, Santana Moss. Carmen also sits on several boards in Loudoun County and is dedicated to advocating, uplifting, and promoting the economic growth and development of Black businesses in her area.

Larry Lewis

Larry Lewis, The Paciello Group, is the Director of Government Sales and Strategic partnerships. His work at the Paciello Group is committed to ensuring that electronic desktop and mobile content is conformant with today’s accessibility guidelines.  Lewis’ previous roles include Management Analyst in the Section 508 Office of the Veteran’s Administration, where he managed the VA’s Mobile Content Testing Process for websites and applications. 

“We are so honored to have this group of leaders for our advisory board,” said Jeff Finefrock, Chief Marketing Officer of Military Hire.  “Their experiences in the military, in entrepreneurship, and in business are an asset we at Military Hire lean on to synthesize our plans and ideas.”

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