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Scott Haas is the Director, Talent Acquisition at BGIS. He was a Corporal (E-4) in the Marine Corps, 1992-1996.
“I am honored to be recognized for the efforts of championing veteran recruiting for 2022. Programs like this are not successful without the other players, so I just want to recognize the recruiting team (past and present), support from my family, the leadership of Sherry Pelletier, the hiring managers and teams, and the executive leadership from Brian Fellows, Mark Marquis and our CEO Gord Hicks. From the development of our recruiting efforts to my continued support as an instructor with FourBlock and a mentor with Veterati, the end goal is to pay it forward. Be a hand up for others, not a hand out, and provide guidance to help them into the next chapter of their lives. Thank you to everyone for making this happen!”
Champion’s Job Responsibilities:
He has helped establish the veteran recruiting program for BGIS since 2016. His involvement has brought the necessary training for hiring managers, HR team, and recruiting. Through this the company has been repeatedly recognized for veteran recruiting efforts from U.S. Department of Labor – Hire Vets Medallion program (4x’s consistently since inception), G.I. Jobs Magazine, Yes Vets since 2016 and as of 2021 Employer of the Year from Washington State (Department of Commerce, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Employment Security Department).
Why Haas was nominated for the Veteran Champions of the Year in Corporate America Award:
He heads up and is chair of the Veteran and Military Spouse Affinity Group, mentors with Veterati monthly, works with his counterparts in Canada, UK, and APAC on building out veteran recruiting efforts with partner countries. He’s a former Board Member with Hire America’s Heroes, former instructor – FourBlock, mentor with Veterati, Executive Chair – BGIS Veteran and Military Spouse Affinity Group.