NYC’s Week to Honor, Recognize and Thank America’s Veterans, Military and Their Families

Veterans Week NYC is an initiative designed to highlight New York City’s commitment to America’s Veterans and the military community. Veterans Week events help promote the issues faced by our Veterans and their families, educate our youth about service and sacrifice, and provide Veterans with resources to transition and succeed in the civilian world. The NYC Veterans Day Parade will be the centerpiece of this annual citywide initiative, which encompasses the efforts of a wide range of partner organizations and corporations.

Veterans Week NYC Organization


Gerry Byrne

– Vice Chairman, Penske Media Corporation, , U.S. Marine Corps

Paul Bucha

– Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army

Scott Higgins

– Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Veterans Advantage, U.S. Army

Ed Vick

– Chairman Emeritus, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, U.S. Navy

Ken Fisher

– Co-Chairman, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Chairman, Fisher House Foundation; Senior Partner, Fisher Brothers

Founders Council

Harvey M. Bagg, Jr.

– Chairman, United War Veterans Council, U.S. Navy

Jay Ireland

– Former President & CEO, GE Africa

Lin Higgins

– Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Veterans Advantage

Carrie Laureno

– Social Impact Strategist & Veterans Advocate

Vince McGowan

– Founding President, United War Veterans Council, U.S. Marine Corps

Brian Whiting

-Executive Director, Metropolitan New York USO

Bob Woodruff

– ABC News; Founder, The Bob Woodruff Foundation

Host Committee

James Abernathy

– Chairman & CEO, The Abernathy MacGregor Group, U.S. Marine Corps

Anne Marie Dougherty

– Executive Director, The Bob Woodruff Foundation

Adam Driver

– Actor; Founder, Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF), U.S. Marines Corps

Andrew Fox

– Producer, “Stand Up for Heroes”

Suni Harford

– Head of Investments, UBS

Caroline Hirsch

– Founder, Caroline’s Comedy Club

Colonel Jack H. Jacobs, US Army

– Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient; Director, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation; NBC Correspondent, U.S. Army, Ret.

Toby Johnson

– Vice President & General Manager, Specialty Brands, Pepsico, U.S. Army

Susan Marenoff-Zausner

– President, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Bill Nelson

– Former Chairman & CEO, HBO; Board Director, Hope for the Warriors, U.S. Army

Brigadier General Loree Sutton, M.D

– Commissioner, New York City Department of Veteran’s Services; Board Director, Hope for the Warriors, U.S. Army

Kris Urbauer

– U.S. Military Recruiting & Global Project Manager, GE, U.S. Army

Nick Verbitsky

– CEO, United Stations Radio Networks, U.S. Marine Corps

The VetRewards Card: “The Official Card of Veterans Week NYC”