NaVOBA Names Top 2016 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 best U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses in 2016 using data and responses from the 2016 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity survey.

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

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) announced today the best U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses in 2016 using data and responses from the 2016 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity survey.

“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.”

Now in its 10th year, this 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 July/August issue of Vetrepreneur®, NaVOBA’s national magazine, are: AECOM, AIG, American Airlines, Anthem, AT&T, BAE Systems, Inc., Cummins, DynCorp International, Fluor, Grainger, IBM, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, NBC Comcast Universal, Northrop Grumman, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, NRG Energy, Inc., Pitney Bowes, PNC, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell Collins, Southern Company, UPS, USAA, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

“As a U.S. employer and company who does business with several Veteran Owned Companies, P&G has the highest degree of respect for our men and women in the armed forces,” said Stewart Atkinson; P&G Chief Purchasing Officer. “We recognize the significant sacrifices these men and women, and their families, make in support of our country. P&G supports U.S. veterans in the specific ways that are consistent with our Purpose, Values and Principles.”

To learn more about the companies that earned the distinction as one of the 2016 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs, pick up a copy of the July/August 2016 issue of Vetrepreneur magazine or visit us online at http://www.navoba.com.                                                                                                        

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 press information or to arrange interviews, contact: Barbara Pflughaupt, BP Media Relations, LLC, at 212-707-8181 or barbara(at)bpmediarelations(dot)com.

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