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GeoStabilization International® honored for support of America’s Military Veterans with Annual Patriots in Business Award


Presented by Chief Executive magazine and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, the Patriots in Business Award recognizes outstanding businesses that lead the nation in supporting active-duty military members, veterans and their families.

GeoStabilization International was honored with the annual Patriots in Business Award for their outstanding contributions to helping America’s veterans and active-duty military.  After a highly competitive, nationwide judging process in which a panel of veterans affairs experts and CEOs with military backgrounds assessed nominated companies on their efforts to make hiring veterans and military spouses a priority, GeoStabilization International was selected as one of three companies for this prestigious honor.

The award, presented by Chief Executive magazine and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG), is part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of best practices among America’s corporate leaders when it comes to helping military veterans and their families. The Patriots in Business award—presented to categories of large, medium and small businesses as well as military-service companies—recognizes outstanding businesses that lead our nation in supporting active-duty military members, veterans and their families and exemplify the values of Duty, Honor, and Country through their business practices and throughout their community and industry.

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GeoStabilization International CEO Colby Barrett accepting 2019 Patriots in Business Award – Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG

“We are honored to receive this award and to see the growing number of employers who recognize how valuable veterans are in the workplace,” said Colby Barrett, CEO of GeoStabilization International. “I truly believe that with every veteran hire, our company gets better. The values of the veteran community, particularly their dedication to a mission of service, are vital to the work we do. Mitigating dangerous geohazards and protecting the traveling public requires a unique set of skills and a deep level of dedication. Our veterans bring this type of work ethic to every job site, every single day. We are grateful to have them as employees.”

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Keynote speaker Major General Brian J. Mennes, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Commander – Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG

The judges for the Patriots In Business Award included 2018 honorees Chance Mims, CEO of Academy Securities, Paul Huszar, CEO of VetCor, and Jason Kamiya, SVP for Diversity and Inclusion, and Carol Egbert, SVP, Military and Veteran Affairs at USAA, as well as Nick Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-on, a veteran of the U.S. Army.

“By highlighting these outstanding companies, the award really showcases the great work America’s companies do to help improve the lives of veterans and active-duty military,” says Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive Group. “They’re great examples of doing well by doing good.”

“Through the Patriots in Business Award, each year, we are able to celebrate the companies that are leading the way in veterans and military spouse support. It’s fantastic to see the breadth of initiatives and programs developed by each company, which serve as shining examples to other companies across the nation who seek to better support veterans and military families,” said Dan Rice, President of Thayer Leader Development Group.

Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG

The winning company CEOs were honored on September 24, 2019, at the 2019 CEO Talent Summit, co-hosted by Chief Executive and Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, NY.

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Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG
Image by Ben Hider for Chief Executive/TLDG

 


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