The Veteran Roundtable is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of eleven members who have general supervision of the affairs of the Roundtable. Directors serve a term of four years. The current President of the Roundtable is Mr. Keith King. Directors must be honorably discharged United States Military Veterans.

Committees may be appointed by the President of the Roundtable as deemed necessary to the conduct and success of the organizations business.

GregGreg Stachura, President

(U.S. Air Force) – Re-elected for a third term, Stachura is founder and CEO of American Veterans Auto Glass, an auto glass chip repair and replacement business offering opportunities for veterans to establish small businesses. In 2012 the leadership of the Roundtable persuaded Ford Motor Company to take the lead in bringing all veteran owned business under its Supplier Diversity programs.

Mr. Stachura is a United States Air Force veteran and owner of GSA International, Ltd., a trucking, warehousing and logistics management enterprise which he founded in 1983, with operations in Detroit, Michigan and Nashville, Tennessee.

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Roderick Rickman, 1st Vice President

Roderick K. Rickman, Chairman and CEO of Rickman Enterprise Group is a native Detroiter whose roots are firmly planted in the community. Mr. Rickman served in the United States Army where he learned the craft he practices in the private sector. As the founder of the Rickman Enterprise Group, LLC, an industry leader in facility efficiency management, industrial cleaning, industrial painting and interior finishing to the alternative energy, healthcare, education, aerospace, military and automotive industries.

As a successful Veteran Business Owner, he dedicates countless hours of his time to various mentoring programs, serving as a fine role model to those individuals that wish to make a difference in the community. Mr. Rickman has a strong philanthropic sense. One of his personal missions is to provide sustainable enterprises for the community. He actively participates in organizations that improve the quality of life for those individuals whom are underprivileged. He contributes to more than 30 area organizations including Real Life 101, National Association of Black Suppliers (NABS), American Cancer Society, The Salvation Army, and Detroit Area Boy Scouts. Mr. Rickman also provides scholarships for disadvantaged, students who desire a college education.

EvangelistaMichael Evangelista, Treasurer

Michael Evangelista served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army and is a Vietnam Veteran. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree with a major in Economics from Eastern Michigan University.

After the sale of the family owned and operated construction company, Michael formed Freedom Contracting Group, LLC, which does General Contracting with the State of Michigan and the private sector. He also established E2 Enterprises, LLC, which sells equipment and materials to the State and the private sector. Both companies are Disabled Veteran companies.

TarkowskiTony Tarkowski, Secretary

Tony has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management, Human Resources, and Business from Eastern Michigan University. He functions as owner and CEO of Sygnetics, Inc., a Michigan-based Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firm supplying Engineering/Design, I.T. and various other personnel to both the government and private sectors. After serving in the Army Tony has more than 37 years of management, recruiting, and information technology experience in both the government and commercial sectors. Tony’s drive and vision were essential to Sygnetics being awarded the HRsolutions contract in 2004, a $137 million Full and Open IDIQ contract, and one of the largest and most highly scrutinized DoD awards ever provided to small business. Tony’s current role is as Director on the Veteran Roundtable seeking business relations.

JGD 2013 001Jack G. Devine was born in Detroit, MI, in 1947.  His father was a Navy veteran of World War II.  His mother had worked briefly after high school before marriage.  He is the oldest of six children in the family.He attended schools in Detroit and Redford Township, graduating from Redford Union High School in 1965.  Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  Serving until 1969 (Honorable Discharge), Jack attained the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5).  His duties were as a Motion Picture Editor (Air Force Newsreel, training films, special film reports, and daily air strike footage).  His duty stations were Lackland AFB in Texas, Orlando AFB in Florida, Phan Rang AFB in Vietnam, and Takhli Royal Thai AFB in Thailand.  Jack was awarded the Air Force Commendation, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals. Resuming his education Jack attended Oakland University (1971-74) and earned a B.A. in Political Science, and the University of Virginia (1979-80) were he completed his coursework toward a master’s degree in Public Administration.  He has also taken numerous state executive training courses and completed the Nursing Home Administrator course at Michigan State University (MSU) in 1997, and received his license in 1998. Jack’s primary career interest has been service to veterans and their families.  His journey has taken him from being the president of the Oakland University Veterans Association to assuming the position of Adjutant of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in 1995.  In between he was on the staff of U.S. Senator Donald W. Riegle, the senior publicist at the Michigan Cancer Foundation, an assistant to Lt. Governor Martha W. Griffiths, and the assistant, then director, of the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF).  He served as the national vice president of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) from 2005 to 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he was the chair of the VVA Future Task Force.  He was also the chair of the Michigan Veterans Caucus from 2004 to 2010. His accomplishments while in these positions are numerous.  Highlights include leading the efforts to get the MVTF repaid (1993), to obtaining constitutional protection for the MVTF (1997), serving as vice chair of the Michigan Agent Orange Commission, an advisor to the Michigan Vietnam Memorial Commission, a board member of Michigan’s Own Military and Space Museum, a founding member and past president of the Michigan Veterans Foundation, leading VVA delegations to Ukraine, Vietnam, and Laos in 2006, 2007 2008, 2010 & 2011, to help resolve the lingering issue of POW-MIAs, and being named AMVET of the Year for 2008.  Jack retired from state civil service on March 1, 2010.  He now serves at the legislative chair for VVA in Michigan, a member of the Veterans’ Support Foundation Board, a team leader for the Habitat for Humanity International Veterans’ Build in Vietnam 2012, and as the Legislative Chair for the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Roundtable.