"Empowering Our Veterans to Thrive"
May 25, 2021 11:45 AM
Tony Kimbrough, CEO, Veterans Empowerment Org
"Empowering Our Veterans to Thrive"

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Tony Kimbrough joined Veterans Empowerment Organization as CEO earlier this year.  Part of a family with a long military heritage, he joined the South Carolina Army National Guard during his junior year at The Citadel.  His subsequent eight years of service as a military intelligence officer included a year with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, where he led an embedded training team.

A native of Kentucky, Kimbrough grew up in Metro Atlanta, where his father was an executive with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and his mother a development officer with the YMCA.  After college, Kimbrough spent four years  with Mannheim Auto Auctions in Georgia, North Carolina and Arizona before moving to the nonprofit sector, first with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and then with the YMCA.  “Tony combines the discipline you’d expect from a former military officer with an operating style that is humble, positive and collaborative,” according to one of his board members. 

Since its founding in2008, VEO has helped thousands of veterans build better lives for themselves and their families by providing a range of essential services—transitional housing, family housing (the only such program in Georgia), wellness programs and workforce initiatives—designed to empower individuals who have given so much to their country.  “Heroes deserve a second chance” is more than a slogan at VEO; it is the organization’s driving ethos.

INTRODUCTION: Heidy Brusitus
INVOCATION: Margaret Reiser