Johnnie Walker is Presenting Sponsor of Hire Heroes USA’s 4th Annual New York City Benefit

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Event benefits national nonprofit’s continued work to assist U.S. veterans into the civilian workforce

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We are both honored and grateful for this growing partnership with Johnnie Walker, an iconic brand that is held in high regard worldwide - Christopher Plamp, Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of Hire Heroes USA

Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch whisky brand, is this year’s presenting sponsor for Hire Heroes USA’s New York City Benefit, an exclusive, annual event that, to date, has raised nearly $1 million in support of the national nonprofit - a top employment resource for thousands of transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses annually across the United States and around the world.

Army veteran Noah Galloway – the inspirational author of Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier, who is known by many for his third-place finish on ABC’s hit series Dancing with the Stars and his appearance on the cover of Men’s Health magazine in 2014 as the “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” – is the keynote speaker for Thursday’s major fundraising event in New York City. Galloway is a double amputee, following a life-changing injury three months into his second tour in Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Johnnie Walker’s sponsorship of the event is part of a year-long partnership with Hire Heroes USA that includes a variety of veteran-focused initiatives throughout the year including a donation to the nonprofit.

“We are both honored and grateful for this growing partnership with Johnnie Walker, an iconic brand that is held in high regard worldwide. Their commitment to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces through their generous support of Hire Heroes USA comes as we celebrate 10 years of impact on the lives of veterans and their families,” said Christopher Plamp, Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of Hire Heroes USA, and a retired Air Force colonel.

“Hire Heroes USA will confirm its 20,000th hire this month, a milestone that represents an estimated economic impact of $242 million in the veteran space,” Plamp continued. “Our team has experienced remarkable growth in demand for services in just the past three years. Johnnie Walker’s support enables us to assist more clients and continue our committed focus on reducing underemployment and unemployment among our nation’s veterans.”

Stephanie Jacoby, Vice President of Johnnie Walker North America, stated, “We are so proud to continue partnering with Hire Heroes USA for a second year. Their work with our military and veteran communities inspires us and deeply connects to our purpose of inspiring personal progress in others, which has been at the heart of our brand for nearly 200 years. It’s an honor to continue supporting their efforts and celebrating all those who have bravely served.”

Hire Heroes USA’s free, personalized career coaching services include resume assistance, mock interviews, federal sector help, and job sourcing, as well as virtual career fairs. By aligning itself with employment partners that range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, the nonprofit also offers a job board that features thousands of career opportunities every month from companies that are seeking veteran talent.

About Hire Heroes USA:
Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA is the preeminent veteran service organization providing employment services to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses across the United States and around the world. Hire Heroes USA recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year, and it also is a GuideStar Platinum level participant. The national nonprofit provides consistently effective, individualized career coaching services with an uncompromising focus on results. Hire Heroes USA’s programs are funded exclusively by private grants and public donations. For more information about our mission, our services, and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, please visit us online at hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

About Johnnie Walker:
Johnnie Walker is the world’s number one Scotch Whisky brand, enjoyed by people in over 180 countries around the world. Since the time of its founder, John Walker, those who blend its whiskies have pursued flavour and quality above all else. Six generations of skilled Master Blenders have pioneered and crafted bold new flavours that have transformed a small Scottish grocery store business, founded in 1820, into an international whisky business selling stylish, authentic, and iconic blends. Today’s range of award-winning whiskies includes Johnnie Walker Red Label, Black Label, Double Black, Green Label, Gold Label Reserve, Aged 18 Years and Blue Label. Together they account for nearly 19 million cases sold annually (IWSR, 2016), making Johnnie Walker the most popular Scotch Whisky brand in the world. For more information visit http://www.johnniewalker.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @JohnnieWalkerUS. #KeepWalkingAmerica

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