The mission of the Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming is to create a culture that recognizes the skills, contributions, and value that military veterans bring, fosters veteran recruiting and career growth, supports veterans and the broader military community, and improve and expand business services.
Vision and Principles
Our vision is to be a forum for the broader military community to interact and engage while providing Gannett Fleming with a competitive advantage to grow the business through effective veteran recruitment, retention, and stakeholder relationship enhancement.
Our founding principles are:
- There is no rank here
- All members of the GF community/family are welcome (D&I)
- We are committed to the mutually benefit of veterans and the firm
- We do not exploit veterans
- We demonstrate value through process/technology innovation and improvement measured by business metrics
- We got your 6!
Todd Wivell, founder & chair (retired U.S. Air Force MSgt)
Ray Deering, vice chair (retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class)
Bill Foos, treasurer (retired U.S. Army Lt. Col.)
Kassandra Taylor, secretary (prior U.S. Marine Corps Sgt.)
Carmen Figueroa, subcommittee chair (prior U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class)
Luke Roberts, communications (prior U.S. Air Force SSgt)
Robert Stanley (prior U.S. Army Capt.)
Jim Gibbons (retired U.S. Army brigadier general)
Bob Scaer, executive sponsor
Judy Hricak, executive sponsor, mentor
What We're Doing
Wear Camo DayEach year, on Nov. 11, the U.S. celebrates and honors our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, with the observance of National Veterans Day. Our Canadian brothers and sisters celebrate National Remembrance Day for the same reason. With more than 100 military veterans on staff and countless military families affiliated with Gannett Fleming, Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming encourages all employees to join in supporting these members by wearing camo on the day the U.S. & Canada recognize these federal holidays.
U.S. Flag Raising Ceremony
Gannett Fleming partnered with the U.S. Air Force 193rd Special Operations Wing Honor Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to conduct an official U.S. flag raising ceremony on the campus of Gannett Fleming’s headquarters. Employees and neighboring businesses were invited out to the plaza to pay respect as U.S. Air Force Airmen raised the nation’s flag in honor of National Veterans Day. This event was completed in conjunction with the firms first-ever Wear Camo Day.
Stockings for SoldiersIn partnership with the Keystone Military Families, Gannett Fleming collects items needed for their annual Stockings for Soldiers drive. Keystone Military Families, a nonprofit organization, sends more than 10,000 care packages to deployed service members who are far from home over the holidays. The packages go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Korea, ships at sea, and any other troops who request support from home.
Operation Ward 57 Wounded Veteran & Military Families Initiative
Gannett Fleming’s Shared Services and Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming partnered with Operation Ward 57 to adopt veterans and their families. Operation Ward 57 supports wounded, injured, and ill service members, veterans, and their caregivers by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education, and promotion of their circumstances.
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