CURRENT BOARD MEMBER
PHONE: (619) 804-1150
ADDRESS: El Dorado Hills, California
ARE YOU A CURRENT USVBA MEMBER? Yes
PROFESSIONAL BIO: I am a service disabled veteran who proudly served our country during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the United States Air Force. In the service, I was a computer programmer, supporting headquarters Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA), decoding and validating weather observations, and providing critical weather data to all US Armed Services globally. I am an experienced entrepreneur and business owner, who has spent 20+ years in IT leadership. I hold a MBA in international business, an MIS (Management Information Systems) in project management, an AS (Associate of Science) in computer science; am ITIL (Information Technology Information Library) certified; a long standing PMP (Project Management Professional), and a Certified Scrum Master. I am the president, CEO, and owner of Fortuna Business Management Consulting, Inc.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: I have served for 5 years on USVBA BOD – 2 years as Treasurer including the creating the Pass the Torch Program. Multiple board level positions across various professional organizations with a focus on marketing. I coach executives on process engineering and strategy as the CEO of Fortuna BMC.
Pass the Torch Program DVBA
Veteran Business Outreach 2014 with Folsom VFW
PMI Director of Marketing 2005 (OKC)
PMI VP of Marketing 2015-2016 (Sacramento Valley)
Folsom Leading Young Professionals Vice Chair”
WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE USVBA BODS? In short, I want to make a difference for our fellow veterans. I am very passionate about the veteran community and ensuring it’s expansion and vibrancy. The USVBA is in the process of growing nationally and I want to continue to bring my business practices of project management, business analysis, and repeatable practices to develop the road map for sustainable national growth while leveraging my marketing background to increase our community awareness and profile.”
AREA(S) OF EXPERTISE/CONTRIBUTION YOU FEEL YOU CAN MAKE: Pass the Torch, National expansion, Leadership and Strategy
DO YOU HAVE THE NECESSARY TIME AVAILABLE TO DEVOTE TO THE POSITION? (15-25 HOURS PER MONTH): Yes
ARE YOU WILLING TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE USVBA FUNDRAISING EFFORTS?: Yes
VETERAN ERA SERVED: Gulf War, Post 9-11
WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE MILITARY: Computer Programmer for US Air Force – Air Force Weather Agency
ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: It has been an honor to represent you all and I look forward to continuing to do so. I am very excited about our future and the vast possibilities available to veteran businesses today. I am passionate about helping them grow and develop their businesses. I would appreciate your vote to continue to help grow our communities businesses.
DOWNLOADS: Jack Smith’s Resume