The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul F. Mara as the Director of Development.

VAMBOA is one of the fastest growing 501(c)6 non-profit trade associations for Military Business Owners, Veteran Business Owners, and Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners. Mr. Mara will help expand VAMBOA in the Midwest to further support the vision and mission of assisting military and veteran business owners thrive.

A military veteran, having served in the Army as both a Military Policeman and Military Police Investigator, Mr. Mara is uniquely qualified for this role. With more than 30 years as a serial entrepreneur, having started, operated, funded and sold many small businesses, Mara understands the challenges these business owners face. His concurrent position as a Senior Business Advisor/Coach for a national business coaching franchise will be a great asset to the VAMBOA membership.

“As we prepare to expand the resources and capabilities of VAMBOA, we look forward to the expertise that Paul brings to the table,” said founder Debbie Gregory. “Paul has walked the walk, and who better to lead the way than someone who has already been down the same path?”

With a nationwide membership of over 5,000 Military, Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners, and over 175,000 followers on Twitter, VAMBOA is becoming the Go-To trade association for Veteran and Military Business Owners to address their unique needs. VAMBOA’S vision and mission is to spearhead, cultivate and support the entrepreneurial success of all Veteran and Military business owners with a turnkey community of resources, referrals, advice, coaching and support.

If your corporation is looking to connect with a diverse supplier network of Veteran and Military Business Owners, please consider becoming a corporate sponsor.

VAMBOA, a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization, has been providing its members with knowledge of government provisions that help service-disabled veteran business owners, Veteran business owners and military business owners since 2010. VAMBOA’s mission is to help drive the success of these veteran business owners. VAMBOA also connects it members to contacts within large corporations and government agencies who can mentor members, and in some cases, can even directly provide members with government contracts and vending contracts within large corporations. Membership in VAMBOA is complimentary.