ESGR Volunteer Ombudsman, Minn. Asst. Ombudsman Director, Department of Defense
Volunteer Ombudsman and Minnesota Assistant Ombudsman Director for Department of Defense to encourage support for Reserve Component servicemembers through the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program. Responsible for mediating employment issues under USERRA between servicemembers and their civilian employers. Military liaison between ESGR and local Navy and Marine Corps Reserve units.
ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between employers and service members.
Minnesota Advisory Council Member, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Provide leadership and advice in furtherance of the USGLC’s mission to advocate for a strong U.S. International Affairs Budget, educate opinion leaders and build a better, safer world.
Chair, Military & Veterans Affairs Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
Section provides primary voice for veterans within the MSBA as it relates to legislative proposals, veterans’ pro bono services and educational opportunities for state bar members regarding veterans’ laws and issues.
Testified numerous times before Minnesota house and senate committees on various veterans-related legislation.
Appointed by the Minnesota Secretary of State as an official monitor and voter registration official for local, state and federal elections 2004 through 2012.