Your Grateful Nation (YGN) is a non-profit organization committed to transitioning Special Operations veterans into their next successful career.

YGN was created by a group of industry leaders and veterans committed to providing support, guidance, and a clear roadmap for our military heroes as they enter the next phase of their lives.

We believe those who have risked their lives for our country’s freedom deserve our support when they transition into civilian life. YGN offers a variety of services to make the transition from the “battlefield to the boardroom” a great experience.

Your Grateful Nation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 46-2657728

Founders and Board of Directors

DON CROSBY

VICE-CHAIRMAN, Former Senior Vice President of International and Corporate Human Relations, McDonald's Corporation

MARK WHALING

AT LARGE, Global Head of Sales and Trading, Canaccord Genuity.

TOMMY STONER

AT LARGE, Enterprise Data Office Business Intelligence Portfolio Director, SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, GA.

PETER STRAUSS

AT LARGE, Founder and Managing Member of The Strauss Law Firm, LLC

ROB ROSANIA

AT LARGE, Founder & Lead Visionary, Maximus Real Estate Partners

ROBERT J. O’NEILL

AT LARGE / CO-FOUNDER, (SEAL), Leadership Speaker, Former Team Leader at DEVGRU

TODD KOETJE

TREASURER, Managing Director, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Chip Vandenberg

Partner – Senior Advisor at Trivest Partners, Private Equity Group

Blair Thompson

TD Bank, Private Client Adviser and Strategic Adviser with SOFWERX

Melba Holliday

Executive Coach, Managing Partner, Atlantic Leadership Group

Jeff Jacobs

Global CIO/Head of FIG Portfolio Management at BlackRock

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