SU's Institute for Veterans and Military Families announces inaugural advisory board

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, in tandem with its official opening and dedication on the SU campus, has announced its inaugural advisory board.

Launched in June 2011 by founding members SU and JPMorgan Chase & Co., the IVMF is built on the University’s longstanding commitment to the nation’s veterans and service members and is the first national center in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and military families post-service.
Members of the IVMF Advisory Board come from industry, higher education and the veteran and military community. They provide advice and counsel to institute leadership and confer insight and input focused on the institute’s strategic objectives and planning process. The board also helps to assess the impact of IVMF programs. SU alumnus Steven Barnes, managing director at Bain Capital, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. CAO Frank Bisignano serve as co-chairmen.

“I am honored to serve as co-chair of IVMF’s inaugural advisory board, and to have the opportunity to work with the distinguished and accomplished group of individuals that has been assembled,” says Barnes. “We are all excited by the significant impact that the institute’s research, awareness-building and programs can have in continuing SU’s historic commitment to veterans and military families.”

The IVMF Advisory Board is non-fiduciary. Inaugural members are:

Steven Barnes ’82, co-chairman
Managing Director
Bain Capital

Frank Bisignano, co-chairman
Chief Administrative Officer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Molly Corbett Broad ’62
American Council on Education

Nancy Cantor
Chancellor and President
Syracuse University

COL Jill W. Chambers
U.S. Army (Retired)
This Able Vet LLC

The Honorable Stuart Holliday
Former Ambassador
President and CEO
Meridian International Center

Brian Iglesias
President and CEO
Veterans Expeditionary Media

Richard M. Jones L’95
Senior Vice President and General Tax Counsel
CBS Corp.

Michael B. McCallister
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Humana Healthcare

Bruce Mosler
Former CEO and Current Chairman of Global Brokerage
Cushman and Wakefield

Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett
U.S. Navy (Retired)
Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
Professor of Practice, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University

SMA Kenneth O. Preston
Sergeant Major of the Army
U.S. Army (Retired)

Melvin T. Stith G’73,’77
Dean, Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Syracuse University

Through the pillars of educational programming, employment and actionable research, the IVMF provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing veterans, captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference in the lives of the veterans and family members who are part of this community.