Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Aidmatrix Supports JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission as they Host a Military Hiring Event in Dallas

Aidmatrix is proud to support JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission during their "major hiring event in Dallas for U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center." We strongly believe in the mission behind this event, and are lending our support to JPMorgan Chase, the 100,000 Jobs Mission and all the other participating companies.

Read the full press release  (Text seen below)

Top Companies Seek to Hire U.S. Military Veterans in Dallas


JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission Host Military Hiring Event with more than 70 Top Employers 


DALLAS--()--JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and the 100,000 Jobs Mission will host a major hiring event in Dallas for U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center.
“We’re excited to be a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission and to bring our recruiting teams to the hiring event in Texas to meet potential candidates.”
More than 70 employers will be there recruiting military talent seeking to fill over 5,000 jobs in the Dallas area – and over 80,000 jobs nationwide – ranging from entry-level to managerial positions. The companies span a number of industries from technology, energy and retail to financial services, defense and telecommunications.

Online retailer Amazon, a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, recently announced it will build three new fulfillment centers in the state of Texas, including two in the Dallas-metro area. Todd Davis, director of recruiting for Amazon’s operations said, “We’re excited to be a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission and to bring our recruiting teams to the hiring event in Texas to meet potential candidates.”

The 100,000 Jobs Mission was launched in 2011 by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. In two years, the coalition has grown to 99 companies that have collectively hired more than 51,000 veterans.

“Dallas is home to thousands of transitioning military members and veterans who have the skill sets companies need. This hiring event will provide excellent career opportunities for veterans who have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation,” said Anne Motsenbocker, Dallas Regional Chamber Chairman of the Board and President of JPMorgan Chase in Dallas.

Job seekers are highly encouraged to register online prior to the event.
The hiring event model used by the 100,000 Jobs Mission differs from a traditional job fair in that hiring managers will be on site to interview candidates and possibly make job offers on the spot. Job seekers are encouraged to register and upload their resumes prior to the event so that participating companies can review them and schedule interviews for that day. Many of the recruiting teams are comprised of former military members who can translate military experience into civilian jobs.

Participating companies include:
7-Eleven, Inc.; AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems; ACADEMI; AlliedBarton Security Services;; Army & Air Force Exchange Service; AT&T Bank of America; Bell Helicopter; Brink's Incorporated; Bristol-Myers Squibb; C.R. England Global Transportation; CA Technologies; Century 21 Real Estate LLC; CGI; Cigna; Cisco Systems; City of Fort Worth; Coca-Cola Refreshments; CROSSMARK; DART; Delta Air Lines; Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; DFW International Airport; Dickies; Eaton Corporation - Electrical Division; EMC2; Enterprise Holdings; Expert Global Solutions; First Cash Financial Services, Inc.; First Command Financial Services; First Data; Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold; Frontier Communications; General Motors; Gibbs Realty & Auction Co., Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; HMS; Hyundai Motor America; Intel; International Business Machines; Iron Mountain; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Lockheed Martin Corporation; ManTech International Corporation; McKesson Corporation; NCR; Nielsen; Omni Dallas Hotel; Pitney Bowes; Praxair Inc.; Santander Consumer USA; Schneider National, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; SourceHOV; SRS Distribution; TAMKO Building Products, Inc.; Target; Texas Health Resources; Texas Highway Patrol; Textron Marine & Land Systems; The Kroger Company; UnitedHealth Group; Universal Protection Service; UPMC; US Security Associates, Inc.; Verizon; Waste Management, Inc; and Westower Communications.

Hiring Event Details:

Event: 100,000 Jobs Mission Hiring Event hosted by JPMorgan Chase

Date/Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time

Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom A
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Registration: Job seekers are encouraged to register online prior to the event. Participants should also bring multiple copies of their resume and be prepared for interviews.

Attire: Business attire is suggested.

About the 100,000 Jobs Mission: Launched in 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of 99 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. The coalition’s companies have collectively hired 51,835 veterans in two years. For more information on the 100,000 Jobs Mission, visit


JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Shannon O’Reilly, 212-270-0563
Greg Hassell, 713-216-5009

Aidmatrix COO Serves as Educational Speaker for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Executive Women's Roundtable (EWR) Luncheon

Today, I had the distinct pleasure of serving as the Educational Speaker for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Executive Women's Roundtable (EWR) luncheon. The EWR brings together executive level women from a variety of industries and professional disciplines, and provides them a forum to discuss business issues and challenges, and broaden their professional perspectives. The opportunity was arranged by our amazing new board member, Accenture’s Camille Mirshokrai, and I was pleased (but not surprised) to find the event attended by several Aidmatrix supporters and advocates including: Kristen Dearing of Brierly & Partners, Valerie Freeman of Imprimis Group and Ernst & Young’s Debra von Storch.

I encouraged these thought leaders to leverage the power within their corporations for social good and found that many of them already were. Several glowed about our Aidmatrix Digital Ball, and still more came to me after to show their commitment to bringing our Anti-Domestic Violence Program, SafeNight, to the DFW area, and make Dallas a platform for the program’s national expansion.
-Keith Thode, COO, Aidmatrix

Thursday, March 21, 2013


By Joseph Geleta
on March 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM, updated March 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM
 National Donations Management Systems Remains Activated in NJ

The New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are still engaged in recovery efforts throughout the State of New Jersey for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Victims of Hurricane Sandy are urged to register with FEMA for disaster assistance before the deadline of April 1st by simply calling 1-800-621-FEMA or registering on line at Those that have registered are also encouraged to apply for and submit their Small Business Administration loan application in order to be eligible for additional disaster assistance. Information regarding SBA loans can be obtained by calling 1-800-659-2955 or visiting the website at

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc and devastation across the State of New Jersey when it struck on October 29, 2012. Since that time, the State Office of Emergency Management and our FEMA partners have been engaged in recovery efforts throughout the state. Working together, and in association with NJ VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters), County Long Term Recovery Groups have been established in areas across the state. These groups have been coordinating the disbursement of donations coming into the state from generous donors anxious to help those in need. The State of New Jersey is still accepting calls for donations to the toll free number 1-855-NJ-DONATE or email at

Another way to donate items to victims of Hurricane Sandy is through the National Donations Management Network or AidMatrix system. Anyone or any company or organization that would like to donate items can simply visit the website at in order to view what needs have been posted. Once in the site you can click on product donations in order to view the needs that have been posted by our Long Term Recovery Group donation representatives. After viewing the needs that have been listed, if you are able to donate an item or items simply click on the "donate" icon and list the items you can donate. If your items are accepted you will be contacted by one of the donation representatives from the group to arrange pick up of your items.

If you are unable to donate items to the AidMatrix system please be aware that cash donations can still be made to Mrs. Christie’s Sandy NJ Relief Fund by simply going to that website at and making your contribution. By all working together, we can help those victims of Hurricane Sandy that are still attempting to recover from this disaster. By making a donation of cash or items you can make a difference in helping a family get through these trying times.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Aidmatrix Speaking at Joint Private Sector Development & Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Event, March 21, 2013 in DC

Aidmatrix President & CEO Governor Scott McCallum will be speaking at a Joint Private Sector Development & Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Event, hosted by the Society for International Development, Washington, D.C. Chapter on March 21 in Washington, D.C. He, along with other industry professionals, will be speaking about private sector innovations in development, and their potential and current use within food security and disaster relief.

Bridging the Gap–Private Sector Innovations in Development: A Focus on Food Security, 
Disaster Relief, and Supply Chain Linkages

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013; **5:00‐6:30 p.m.
Where: SID-Washington, 1101 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC

The case for development is strong. At a time where strategic partnerships and sustainable innovations designed to drive effective global development are flourishing, we look to share and explore some shining examples that truly exemplify private sector innovations that aim to tackle the most pressing issues regarding food security, disaster relief, development logistics, and the engagement and inclusion of smallholder farmers in the value chain.

**Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Light cocktails will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. when the panel will begin.


Ambassador Mark Green, President & CEO, Initiative for Global Development (IGD)

Beth Keck, Director of Sustainability, Walmart

Governor Scott McCallum, CEO, Aidmatrix

Christopher Jurgens, Division Chief for Global Partnerships, Innovation and Development Alliances, U.S. Agency for International Development

Private Sector Development Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Jeanine Zeitvogel, DynCorp International

Seema Patel, Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Jeffrey Gray, CHF International

Gabriel Laizer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Learn more about the Event 

The Society for International Development Mission Statement: To advance equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies, and practices that will shape our global future.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) Executive Director Interviewed on Pierce Morgan Live about Deadly Lion Attack in California

Patty Finch, the Executive Director of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), joined Piers Morgan Live on March 7th to discuss the recent death of a 24-year old intern at Project Survival's Cat Haven in California by a lion. Ms. Finch was brought on the show to discuss her work with GFAS, which has established clear, specific standards for the humane care of various species in captive facilities and for sanctuary governance and operational issues.

"It's just a very tragic situation all around. But the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries has specific standards and there is redundancy built into the safety protocols, and also in -- for instance, Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, an intern would never be allowed to be servicing the cage of a big cat. It's simply not allowed. There's only four senior staff that can do that with the cat locked out."

"The laws protect the public but not the workers, not the interns, not the volunteers. And that's why we think our standards are so important. Some sanctuaries don't even realize or whatever the facility is called, don't even realize when they're taking chances with these cats. They don't realize the power. They don't realize that even if you have reared one of these since it was a baby, something can trigger them and probably will trigger them. It might be the musk in the perfume that you have on. It might be a car backfiring. Anything can set them off. They're wired to be set off" 

-Patty Finch, Executive Director of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Read the full transcript of the show - click Ctl + f  (find) and type in 'Federation' to go directly to Ms. Finch's segment

The GFAS mission is to promote excellence in sanctuary management and in humane care of animals through international accreditation, collaboration, mentoring, and greater recognition and resources for sanctuaries, while seeking to eliminate the causes of displaced animals.