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People I Have Met…

As I was planning Silhouettes for VETS, I underwent over 300 hours of research in order to understand the need for the services offered by my company.  Along the way I have talked with and met others who have the same passion for helping our Veterans as I do.

So, I would like to take a few lines of this blog to recognize those who have supported me through this process:

Colonel David Sutherland – The Dixon Center

Lt Cmdr Kimberly Mitchell – The Dixon Center

Linda Broughton and Lisa Anderson – The Salvation Army – Haven

Maurice Wilson, MCPO USN (Ret) – NVTSI

Joseph Chicas, Veterans Affairs Coordinator, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Amy Levin, MSW Ph.D, Department Chair/Professor, Department of Social Work, CSUN

Mark Stevens, Ph.D, Director and Psychologist, University Counseling Services, CSUN

All the folks at EDD

Kelly Logan, Veterans Advocate

Captain Olivia Chavez ABCO Technologies

And dozens of other Veteran Services Advocates and Organizations with whom I have consulted


Thank  you all for your support – we are all making a difference by working with our Veterans


Woman’s Veteran’s Symposium and Woman’s Veterans Breakfast

On Friday March, 21, 2014 I participated in the Woman’s Veteran Symposium in Carson CA.  The event was organized by Janel Watt who is an Army Veteran, an important part of the California EDD and Commissioner of Veteran’s Affairs for the City of Carson.

It is safe to say that there was an impressive turnout as there were over 150 in attendance including over 15 Veteran Service organizations including Silhouettes for VETS.  

The program was highlighted by the keynote speaker, Congresswoman Janice Hahn.  I was honored to spend a few minutes with the Congresswoman discussing how Silhouettes for VETS is a much needed service for our Veterans.

Mark Brenner, President and CEO Silhouettes for VETS pictured with Congresswoman Janice Hahn

My congratulations to Janel Watt for organizing this event.  The speakers were inspiring and the award ceremony was touching.

Mark Brenner, President and CEO Silhouettes for VETS pictured with Colonel Peggy Stratford
Mark Brenner, President and CEO Silhouettes for VETS pictured with Colonel Peggy Stratford

On March 14, 2014 I was invited to a Woman’s Veteran Breakfast at Patriotic Hall put on by the County of Los Angeles.  The support and enthusiasm that resonated through the room was exciting and inspiring.  Thank for to Colonel Peggy Stratford for your uplifting keynote address.

I am looking forward to continuing my service to events like this one.


Silhouettes for VETS

As a Vietnam Veteran, I feel that I should give back to those Veterans who have so unselfishly served our Country.  After over 40 years in the Staffing Industry I am now following my passion by working with our Veterans by sharing the secrets of “Getting a Job”…

Silhouettes for VETS is a non-profit company dedicated to working with Veteran’s as they search for employment.  My unique Coaching techniques have been developed over the past 4 decades manifesting the most positive of results.

Unemployment still remains high in all sectors and unemployment for Veterans is even higher.  Working with Veterans who are actively seeking a new position Silhouettes for VETS can begin to “chip away” at the staggering unemployment rate for Veterans.

Silhouettes for VETS is not a placement agency but a Veteran’s only service dedicated to coaching, preparing and assisting Veterans to understanding the entire hiring cycle.  Empowering Veterans though transition, the job search and finally their first day at work.

Let’s work together to put our Veterans to work…