Mission Essential Personnel Adds Global Business Executive Peter Horvath To Its Board Of Advisors

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Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that Peter Horvath, recently COO and executive vice president of Victoria's Secret, has joined its Board of Advisors. Horvath will add his 30 years of global business experience to MEP, counseling company leadership on strategic planning and diversification, global branding, and winning new work.

As we grow our core business and expand into new areas, Peter brings a different voice from a different industry and his unique, global perspective will make MEP stronger and better prepared for tomorrow.

Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that Peter Horvath, recently COO and executive vice president of Victoria's Secret, has joined its Board of Advisors. Horvath will add his 30 years of global business experience to MEP, counseling company leadership on strategic planning and diversification, global branding, and winning new work.

MEP CEO Chris Taylor said, "Peter led and managed one of the most successful brands in history. He is a known industry leader in innovation and creative business practices that drive sustainable, long-term growth. As we grow our core business and expand into new areas, Peter brings a different voice from a different industry and his unique, global perspective will make MEP stronger and better prepared for tomorrow."

Horvath has held various leadership roles in operations, finance, and strategic planning. He spent more than 20 years with Limited Brands before becoming president of DSW, Inc. when the company went public and experienced tremendous growth in sales and profit. He then returned to Limited Brands as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Victoria's Secret. Horvath, who lives in the Columbus, OH, area, has also served as a member of the New Albany Plain Local School Board for 15 years and the James Cancer Hospital Foundation Board for four years.

Horvath said, "It's exciting to join a dynamic, forward-thinking company like MEP and I look forward to immediately contributing to the company's bright future. MEP is more than a successful business: it's a company that sees what's next and moves to create prosperity and improve people's lives around the world."

Established in 2010, MEP's board of advisors also includes:

  •     Dr. David Kilcullen, CEO of Caerus Associates and former special counterinsurgency advisor to both Gen. David Petraeus and the Secretary of State
  •     Dr. John Nagl, president of the Center for a New American Security
  •     Ambassador Mitchell Reiss, president of Washington College and former Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department
  •     Dr. Sarah Sewall, director of the Program on National Security and Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations

More info on the board is available here.

About MEP:

MEP is a global professional services company headquartered in Columbus, OH that provides human-capital solutions and program support to government and corporate clients. Currently, MEP is the US government's leading provider of translators, interpreters and cultural advisors, with more than 8,300 personnel in 13 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. In addition to language services, MEP provides intelligence support, training and technical services to the US Department of Defense, intelligence agencies and international development organizations. Regardless of a mission's size or complexity, MEP finds professionals with the skills to support it.

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