Mary Santiago Director Veteran Employment Services Office, VA
FROM HER NOMINATION:
Mary Santiago, through her innate leadership abilities, dedication, and ability to foster collaboration across stakeholders, has spent the last year leveraging her passion and unwavering commitment to supporting veterans to implement VA for Vets.
VA for Vets is transforming the way VA recruits, hires, retains and reintegrates veterans and military service members. As early as this summer, the federal government is set to fully adopt the VA for Vets platform as a full-lifecycle solution for veteran employment.
Santiago’s accomplishments over the course of last year have been beyond extraordinary. As an Army veteran, her passion for supporting fellow veterans is the catalyst that is transforming veteran employment not only within VA, but across the rest of the government.
IN HER OWN WORDS:
Mary Santiago tells Federal News Radio how to translate military skills to “civilian speak.”
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“As one of the President’s key initiatives, and as an American, I believe this is a very important initiative during this time of war.”
… Clearly has a noble mission and presents the Department of Veterans Affairs with the ability to make positive changes to the federal workforce …”