Lifetime TV segment highlights two veterans finding career success with US LBM
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — US LBM will be featured on an upcoming segment of Military Makeover Operation Career, a television series that highlights employers that provide rewarding career opportunities for veterans of the armed forces. The episode features two company associates who are representative of US LBM’s veteran population.
Todd Devereaux, a veteran of the United States Air Force, is a location manager at US LBM’s BSA division in Georgia. Devereaux puts his military training and skills to use daily, running the Powder Springs location’s day-to-day operations, which include leading a team, managing budgets and inventory levels, and selling and delivering specialty building products to professional contractors and builders throughout Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana.
Operation: Iraqi Freedom veteran Drew Lewis is a project manager for US LBM’s IT team, leading the implementation of new technologies across the organization while remaining active in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Based on Lewis’ nomination, his supervisor, IT Director Dan DiGerolamo, was recently honored with the Service Member Patriot Award by ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), a Department of Defense program that recognizes exceptional support by supervisors of reservists.
US LBM’s commitment to veterans extends beyond providing fulfilling career opportunities, the company said in a press release. Through the US LBM Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the company provides in-kind and financial donations to organizations that support veterans, such as Operation Finally Home and R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment).
“Veterans are great team members who share our values of teamwork and empowerment, and we’re honored to have them as part of the US LBM family,” said US LBM’s Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President of Culture Wendy Whiteash. “As a distribution company with a network of locations across the country, the discipline and skills veterans bring in the areas of problem solving, communication and being a team player help us provide the high quality of service our customers rely on to get the job done.”
Hosted by veteran Montel Williams, Military Makeover Operation Career travels the country capturing the stories of military veterans and profiles the caring organizations offering educational and employment opportunities to help veterans successfully transition to civilian life. US LBM will be highlighted in the episode of Military Makeover Operation Career airing on Lifetime TV on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 a.m. ET, with an encore on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m. ET (check local listings).
To learn about veterans at US LBM, please visit uslbm.com/veterans.