NaVOBA Names Top 2015 Military Friendly ® Supplier Diversity Programs: Companies Recognized for Creating Business Opportunities for Vetrepreneurs

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The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) announced today the top U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses in 2015. Using data and responses from the 2015 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity survey, the prestigious list honors those large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers.

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Said Michael S. Burke, AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Veteran-owned businesses are an important part of our supplier diversity program and add tremendous value to the work we conduct across multiple sectors in our industry."

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) announced today the top U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses in 2015. Using data and responses from the 2015 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity survey, the prestigious list honors those large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers. This year’s list of the Top 25 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs, which will be featured in the cover story in the June issue of Vetrepreneur®, NaVOBA’s national magazine, are:

AECOM, AIG, Alcatel-Lucent, American Airlines, Anthem, Inc., AT&T Services, Inc., BAE Systems, Bank of America, Comcast NBCUniversal, ConAgra Foods, CSC, Cummins Inc., Duke Energy, DynCorp International, Ford Motor Company, The Hartford, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Inc., PNC, Procter & Gamble, and Rockwell Collins.

“NaVOBA’ s efforts to identify the best corporations working with veteran-owned businesses has grown dramatically,” said NaVOBA President Chris Hale. “We’re honored to recognize these companies for the exceptional job they do in working with America’s vetrepreneurs.”

“At AECOM, we are committed to fostering diversity throughout all aspects of our business — from the services we provide to the people we employ,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Veteran-owned businesses are an important part of our supplier diversity program and add tremendous value to the work we conduct across multiple sectors in our industry. We are proud to support veterans in every way that we can, and are honored to be recognized as a top employer of veterans.”

To learn more about the companies that earned the distinction as one of the 2015 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs pick up a copy of the June 2015 issue of Vetrepreneur magazine.                                                                                                            

About the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA):
NaVOBA unites the nation’s 3 million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.navoba.com, or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/navoba and on Twitter @NaVOBA.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Barbara Pflughaupt, BP Media Relations, LLC, at 212-707-8181

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