R.W. is an Army Reserve Veteran with experience in operations, human resources, and recruiting. Most recently, R.W. was the Virginia Technology Apprenticeship Manager for the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Veteran Employment Initiative. In this role, he matched veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with local technology companies. He hosted veteran-focused career workshops and vet-working events; partnered with local organizations supporting veterans; and successfully placed over 150 veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members into apprenticeships, internships, permanent job placements, and skills development programs. From 2016-2019, he was Sales-Social Media/Operations Manager for Ashley Furniture in Gaithersburg, where he managed daily operations of the store, including staffing, sales & marketing, inventory management, and customer service. From 2009-2016, he was a Job Opportunity Specialist with the City of New York Human Resource Administration. He has a BA in Business Administration from State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam and is currently pursuing an MBA – Human Resources Management from Colorado Technical University.