TAMPA, Fla., December 22, 2020 / PRNewswire / – The Robert Irvine Foundation announced today that the Director of Military Relations and Business Development for Veterans United Home Loans, Pam Swanand US Navy veteran Scott Sonnemaker join their board of directors. Robert Irvine founded the Robert Irvine Foundation in 2014 with the primary goal of giving back to our soldiers and women, first responders, veterans and the countless other heroes who risk their lives every day for our safety and well-being. They took on their roles December 21, 2020.
“I’m delighted to welcome longtime Robert Irvine Foundation supporters, Scott and Pam, as our newest board members,” said the stock Robert Irvine. “Both are closely associated with the military and have wholeheartedly believed in our mission for years. Our team looks forward to having you on board as we expand our efforts to support the military and the first responder community. I am proud to to welcome them. ” them to the board and can’t wait to get started! “
Joined the Board of Veteran’s United Home Loans, Pam Swan has long been active in the military community and has earned national recognition for her expertise in personal military finance. Swan, the spouse of a retired U.S. Army soldier, developed training for all members of the Military Relations team at Veterans United and created certification programs to ensure employees were properly trained on all products and services, developed content for in-house Publications and acted as media spokesman for the company. She has also used her financial background to develop programs that educate military families about their current and future finances. Swan is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Mary Walker Award, the highest honor given to military spouses for their support and service, and has been accepted as an honorary SGM at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
“As a board member of the Robert Irvine Foundation, I hope to help transform lives and raise awareness of the challenges and work we have left with our military, their families and our first responders,” commented Pam Swan. “The work the Foundation does is life-changing and makes some of the difficult times a little more bearable for those who have done so much for us as a country. I am honored to be on the board of a foundation that continues to do so. ” Find solutions and raise awareness of the needs of our defenders. “
Scott A. Sonnemaker joins the board after serving the nation as a member of the U.S. Navy, serving on active duty from 1985 to 1990 and serving four missions. Sonnemaker was introduced first Robert Irvine During his 20 year career at Sysco Corporation, he ultimately served as Chief Customer Officer. After his time at Sysco, Sonnemaker moved to North American Automotive, where he was most recently Group President. Sonnemaker served on the National Restaurant Association’s board of directors, served as vice chairman of the National Restaurant Education Foundation, and has local board experience at the Oregon Special Olympics and the Oregon Restaurant Association.
“As a retired Navy veteran and head of the food service business, I have always been incredibly impressed with Robert’s passion for serving our military, veterans, and their families,” commented Scott Sonnemaker. “I am honored to join the team as a board member to advance their mission – to support those who have sacrificed so much for our nation.”
Sonnemaker and Swan join as directors alongside the founder and chairman. Robert Irvineand current board of directors Gail Kim-Irvine, David Jeffries and Justin Leonard.
About the Robert Irvine Foundation
The Robert Irvine Foundation is founded by a chef, entrepreneur, and television personality Robert Irvine. The foundation’s primary focus is on returning and supporting our military personnel (active, retired, and veterans) and first responders through resilience, health and wellness programs, as well as providing financial support to world-class veteran service and first aid organizations.
over Robert Irvine
Robert Irvine is a world class chef, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The host of Food Networks hit show Restaurant: Impossible has given struggling restaurateurs a second chance to change and count their lives and business in over 200 episodes. He would know a thing or two about running a successful business. In addition to its restaurants – Robert Irvine’s Public House at Tropicana in Las Vegas and fresh cuisine from Robert Irvine within the Pentagon – owns FitCrunch, whose protein bars, powders and snacks are available nationwide; Robert Irvine Foods, which offers restaurant-quality prepared meals in grocery stores and supplies food to military bases around the world; and the Lansdale, PABoardroom Spirits, maker of handcrafted vodka, rum, whiskey and much more. A portion of the proceeds from all of Robert’s efforts will benefit the Robert Irvine Foundation.
SOURCE Robert Irvine Foundation