Eddie Dunn is a national thought leader in the veteran transition space, driving a unique and dynamic talent management consulting alliance focused on bridging the gap between veterans and employers. Previously, Eddie designed and led the Marsh & McLennan Companies, Veteran Talent Initiative, achieving the coveted #1 Military Friendly Employer in the nation, as recognized by G.I. Jobs Magazine.
Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Eddie was one of the original architects of the most successful veteran employment initiative in U.S. history, the Veteran Jobs Mission for JPMorgan Chase. From the inception, Eddie designed and led the nationally recognized coalition of 150 private-sector companies working to employ our nation's veterans. In less than three years time, the coalition hired more than 140,000 veterans, achieving national recognition from FLOTUS Michele Obama and Dr. Jill Biden of the Joining Forces Program. Since then, the coalition has hired over 600,000 veterans on its way to a million.
As a 20-year Army veteran, Eddie served proudly in the famed 82nd Airborne Division as a young paratrooper, later joining the Army Reserves as a parachute rigger and jumpmaster. He deployed to Ground Zero during 9/11 and Operation Iraqi Freedom before his retirement.
Eddie received his BS in Organizational Management, graduating summa cum laude, from Nyack College in New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations, most notably, Glaxo Supervisor of the Year, Combat Action Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Novartis CEO Diversity Leadership Award, DOD, ESGR Seven Seals Award and most recently, two time recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award. Eddie also served as an elected Town Councilman in Vernon, New Jersey, where he currently resides with his bride of 25 years.