Champions of Change
John Reynolds, of Mill Valley, CA, founded the non-profit Veterans2Work in 2008 to help returning veterans find and keep good jobs by helping businesses tap veterans' productive potential. Troubled by high unemployment among younger and disabled veterans, he became convinced that a business-focused approach could complement the work of public agencies to put returning service members back to work. Veterans2Work proactively: encourages businesses to hire veterans, matches qualified veterans to open jobs and hires veterans directly into its virtual service center to meet companies’ outsourcing needs. Mr. Reynolds served in the Vietnam War as a rifleman with the 5th Infantry Division's A/4/12 Cavalry, earning a Combat Infantryman Badge and two Army Commendation Medals. John Reynolds is being recognized as a Champion of Change for his dedication to service and his continued support for efforts to: end homelessness, boost employment and treat mental health disparities for fellow veterans.