WASHINGTON, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following an extensive, nation-wide executive search, the Executive Board of The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (The Veterans Consortium) today announced that it has appointed Edmund M. Glabus the group's new Executive Director. Glabus was unanimously endorsed by the Executive Board, and assumed his post on June 19, 2015.
Glabus brings over two decades of senior leadership experience to the role, most recently as a general manager at ManTech International, a firm with nearly 8,000 employees worldwide and numerous award-winning veterans programs. As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs processes more veterans' claims and the number of potential court appeals increases, Glabus will focus on building the capacity and capability of The Veterans Consortium to meet growing demand for its services.
"After a comprehensive and deliberate search process, it was clear that Ed is the right leader to help The Veterans Consortium serve even more veterans and qualifying family members," said Executive Board Chairman Mary Ann Gilleece. "Ed has the experience and expertise to lead delivery of services to a larger client population and develop new offerings within our charter. We are extremely pleased to have Ed contribute his talents and entrepreneurial spirit to advance our mission."
Glabus is committed to veterans' issues and his Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve career included a variety of command and staff tours in the U.S. and overseas. Glabus also sits on the boards of directors for the non-profit enterprises Per Scholas and SightsUnseen, and he is a member of the President's Council for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
"It's a privilege to be selected by the Executive Board to lead The Veterans Consortium," said Glabus. "We have a highly committed team for this critical mission, and I'm excited about expanding and enhancing our ability to meet the most compelling needs of our deserving veterans and their families."
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (The Veterans Consortium) is a non-profit organization created to provide every qualifying veteran and family member legal representation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (the Court) at no charge. The Veterans Consortium recruits volunteer attorneys to represent appellants before the Court without charge; screens cases so that pro bono representation is provided in cases with merit; and offers comprehensive training in the field of veterans law, mentoring, and support to 300 volunteer attorneys across the United States. The Veterans Consortium was founded in 1992 by The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, National Veterans Legal Services Program, and Paralyzed Veterans of America, in response to a request by the Court and from a Congressionally-created program administered by the Legal Services Corporation. Since its inception as a 501(c)(3) non-profit enterprise, The Veterans Consortium has assisted over 10,000 veterans or their qualified family members and has trained nearly 3,000 volunteer attorneys. To learn more please visit www.vetsprobono.org.
SOURCE The Veterans Consortium