June 27, 2017

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Angela Arnold
Selman & Company
440.646.9336 ext.232

Selman & Company Achieves Certified Military Talent Employer Status Through NEOVETS Veterans Service Organization

Designation Demonstrates Corporate Support for Military Families in Northeast Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio: On June 27, 2017, Selman & Company received its Certified Military Talent Employer (CMTE) designation from NEOVETS, Inc., a veterans support organization that assists returning service members with employment, education, and healthcare needs. This certification highlights the company’s commitment to hiring and retaining veterans in its workforce. David L. Selman, CEO, was presented with the award today at the Cleveland offices of Selman & Company.

The CMTE certification is conferred upon a hiring organization after it meets specific standards, including: 

  • Complete formal training for HR professionals to gain proficiency in understanding veterans’ challenges and assets
  • Actively recruit veterans and support employment referrals
  • Establish or maintain an employee veterans resource group
  • Share aggregate data concerning their veteran populations

“We prize the professionalism, technical abilities, and intangible leadership skills of the veterans we employ. They bring a tenacity and work ethic that really pushes us forward,” said Selman. He continued, “Vets have been a critical success factor for our military medical business unit.” Selman & Company is the largest broker, marketer, and administrator of a TRICARE Supplement Insurance product, which helps reduce out-of-pocket costs for active and retired military personnel and their families.

About Selman & Company

Selman & Company is a trusted insurance administrator that specializes in reducing cost and increasing efficiency for associations, credit unions, banks, employers, and insurance companies. Managing over $300 million in premium under administration, we serve more than 1.5 million individual customers with integrity and dedication. For more than 35 years, our commitment to extraordinary administrative service has allowed our clients to hone their core competencies, grow business, and strengthen their relationships with their customers and members. Our workforce of 200 professionals is headquartered in Cleveland, OH, with offices in Keene, NH and Washington, DC. We’re among the largest, privately-held US firms in the markets we serve. Visit us at http://www.SelmanCo.com.

June 15, 2017

NEOVETS CoB Presents CMTENEOVETS Board Members







CLEVELAND, June 15, 2017 – The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System, is the first federal employer in the Nation to become a NEOVETS Certified Military Talent Employer (CMTE)™; making way for more Veterans and Military Spouses to enter the area’s world-renowned federal healthcare organization through a one-of-a-kind collaboration. The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is now one of the first 10 Certified Military Talent Employers (CMTEs)™.

Charles Bonacci is a recruiter for the Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) with the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System, and accepted the certificate on its behalf during a NEOVETS training conference that was hosted by the Cleveland Clinic on May 3rd, 2017. The June 15 certificate presentation was conducted in front of the leadership and approximately 70 human resource staff with members of the NEOVETS board in attendance. “It’s important to present these certificates before the staff and leadership who have agreed to participate with NEOVETS to solidify our relationships, and recognize the hard work and commitment it takes to earn the certification,” said Bryan A. McGown, Chairman of the Board of Directors for NEOVETS, and a retired gunnery sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps.

Currently, approximately 28% of all employees with the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System are Veterans.

“The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is proud to serve our nation’s heroes and is committed to hiring Veterans. More than 1,400 of our employees are Veterans.  Veteran employees are critical to our mission and are uniquely positioned to understand the Veteran experience,” said Susan Fuehrer, Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System Director. 

NEOVETS, is committed to assisting ALL Veterans and their families; whether they already reside in the Northeast Ohio region, or as they transition here. NEOVETS connects Veterans and their families to best-in-class employers, a college collaborative made up of Cuyahoga Community College and Lorain County Community College, other service providers, and volunteer opportunities to ensure their success, and the economic success of our partners, wherever they may operate.

More about the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System:  The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System focuses on treating the whole Veteran through health promotion and disease prevention by providing comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for Veterans across Northeast Ohio at 18 locations in 24 counties. The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System contributes to the future of medicine through our education, training and research programs.  For more information visit www.cleveland.va.gov.   

To learn more about becoming a Certified Military Talent Employer (CMTE)™, contact Bryan A. McGown from the information above, or to donate visit our website and social media channels: On the web: www.neovets.org; Facebook “NEOVeterans”; Twitter: @neoveterans; and LinkedIn: NEO Veterans.  NEOVETS, Inc. is registered with the IRS as a charitable organization as a 501(c)(3). To donate, please visit this page: https://neovets.org/support/


September 2016

Board Members appear in this issue of Smart Business – Cleveland

Donna Rae Smith Founder and CEO, Bright-Side Inc.

Smart Business Magazine September 2016


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Bryan A. McGown, NEOVETS Board Chair and President |CEO of GunnyRet Consulting and
Rick DeChant, Executive Director, Veterans Initiative Cuyahoga Community College were interviewed about NEOVETS.

Smart Business Magazine September 2016


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August 16, 2016

Bryan A. McGown, Chairman of the NEOVETS Board is featured in Ohio AMVETS Blog

AMVETS Member Discusses NEOVETS

May 16, 2016

NEOVETS is non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio. It is comprised of membership from the private and public sector, other non-profits, and higher education — all with experience in working with the veteran and military community. NEOVETS is cognizant that the recruitment and retention of veterans and the military in our communities is a key component to revitalizing the region’s economy. NEOVETS also realizes that Employers and Educators are best positioned to lead on this issue. However, the organization has also realized (based on the real world experience of its membership) that there was/is a gap in connectivity with those entities. This is why NEOVETS was formed.

Two years in the making, NEOVETS is positioned to serve as the conduit connecting educators and employers together with veterans and military families seeking employment and training…. And conversely connecting employers and educators seeking a better understanding of the veteran and military culture to that community.

A NEOVETS – NE Ohio Community College Collaboration partnership brings with it the following benefits:

• NEOVETS becomes an extension of the marketing efforts of the participating colleges in helping to drive referrals and enrollment to those institutions of veterans/military needing training and education;
• NEOVETS serves as an additional ”pulse taker” of employer training needs and works with participating colleges in providing ideas and concepts for training programs/courses;
• NEOVETS serves as an independent “third party endorser” with employers of the training and programs offered by the participating colleges;
• NEOVETS serves as a referral service to the veterans initiatives of the participating colleges in directing veterans and military members to those offices for assistance and support services beyond education and training;
• NEOVETS also serves as a voice/endorser of the education/employer partnership with local, state and federal legislators and agencies.

Currently, these Northeast Ohio Community Colleges have entered into the NEOVETS Community College Collaborative (in alphabetical order):
• Cuyahoga Community College
• Lakeland Community College
• Lorain County Community College

The Collaborative is funding and hosting 3 separate “Certified Military Talent Employer Workshops” between May 20th and June 10th, 2016.

Please see www.neovets.org/upcomingneovetsevents to register.

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