National Association of Professional Women Inducts Cynthia Humphrey, M.B.A., Employment Specialist at Ruffin Consulting, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Cynthia Humphrey selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to present Cynthia with this important award. The work she does on behalf of veterans is inspiring and invaluable.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Cynthia Humphrey as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in employment services. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to present Cynthia with this important award,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “The work she does on behalf of veterans is inspiring and invaluable.”

As a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard, Ms. Humphrey is well aware of the struggles veterans face when leaving the service. Two years ago, she decided to take the skills she honed working in the service industry for many years, along with her knowledge of the military, and apply it toward helping veterans re-enter civilian life.

As an Employment Specialist at Ruffin Consulting, Ms. Humphrey works with the National Guard Employment Enhancement Program (NGEEP). She is responsible for the facilitation and oversight of the administration, development and delivery of the various employment services for members of the Tennessee National Guard. She interacts with the local business community and service men and women as she focuses on making the transition out of the military as smooth as possible for veterans and their
families.

“I use my skills differently depending upon the audience. I use my marketing and team-building skills with employers to market the program with veterans as viable employees,” she said. “I use my training, team building, personal development and process improvement skills with veterans to teach them how to transfer their military skills into civilian terms and make them more marketable to civilian employers.”

Ms. Humphrey, who earned her M.B.A. from Milligan College, works tirelessly to match a veteran’s skillset with an employer’s needs, ensuring the connection will create an environment of mutual growth, understanding and development. Her immediate professional goal is to grow NGEEP so that other veterans benefit from it. “I want to assist in getting the program national exposure and possible expansion to the entire country,” she said. “It is currently only available in four states."

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