DENVER, January 17, 2013 – Veterans Green Jobs announces the addition of Trevor Crandall, a U.S. Army veteran, and George Clark, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, to its board of directors. These gentlemen bring expertise in corporate leadership and public sector management, complementing their backgrounds in the U.S. military.
“We are privileged to add Trevor and George to our team of 12 board members,” said Dr. Bill Doe, CEO of Veterans Green Jobs. “Fiercely committed to the mission of putting veterans to work in the green sector, they bring complementary backgrounds to the table and offer the leadership and vision our organization will need to take us through the next phase of our nonprofit business strategy. We welcome Trevor and George aboard and look forward to a productive year.”
Crandall is the manager of financial planning and analysis at KRG Capital Partners, a private equity growth firm with headquarters in Denver. Prior to joining KRG, Crandall was a manager of pricing and offer management and a network operations supervisor for Qwest Communications, Inc. (now CenturyLink, Inc.) from 2006 to 2010. He specialized in strategic pricing for telecommunications services, modeling, reporting and network operations. Prior to working at Qwest, Crandall was a captain in the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army from 2002 to 2006 and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (“OIF I” and “OIF III”). He earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2002 and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Denver in 2009. At the University of Denver, Crandall was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for graduating in the top ten percent of his class.
Clark serves on the board of directors for the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and on the Clear Creek County Colorado Veterans Services Coalition. Acting as both a fiduciary and primary caretaker, he is active in promoting the welfare of veterans, especially those with service connected disabilities. Clark enlisted in the military in 1972 and rose to the rank of master sergeant before attaining a commission. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves at the rank of brigadier general in 2007. An honor graduate of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and a distinguished graduate of the Academy of Military Science, Clark served as a weapons safety officer, aircraft maintenance officer, chief of maintenance, logistics squadron commander, logistics group commander, and director of the joint staff for the Colorado National Guard. While in the military, Clark earned an Associate of Science degree in radar aviation technology, a Bachelor of Science in computer science, and a master’s degree in engineering management. He is also a recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal, the department’s second highest civilian award. After retiring from the military, George established a consulting firm promoting leading edge techniques in building more effective organizations in both the public and private sector. He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Project Management Professional specializing in building more effective and responsive state and local governments. Clark has organized and led teams of consultants that successfully completed multi-million dollar projects for clients as diverse as the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, the Ogden Air Logistics Center, and the Oregon State Department of Human Services. These teams are credited with having saved taxpayers well over 100 million dollars without cutting services. He has been a certified U.S. Air Force facilitator and has served for several years as an instructor in leadership development.