Kristie Lohmeier

Jim Cowper Accepts Advisory Committee Board Position With National Veterans Business Development Council


Waterford, MI - August 27, 2015 - Jim Cowper, President, Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) accepts an advisory board position with the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), a nonprofit Foundation based in Detroit, Michigan, which leads the way in independent third party certification of service disabled and veteran owned businesses.


Cowper joins an influential community including Debra Quade, Supplier Diversity Manager, Kellogg, Tony Brown, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company (Ret), Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO, McDonald Communications, Bill Nelson, Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office (HBO®) (Ret), and many more, in an effort to ensure this nation's veteran business owners receive the certification and opportunity they deserve.

As president of a 33-year old veteran owned global technical staffing company based in Waterford, Cowper will work with all of the NVBDC staff and board members to market and grow the organization.

"We are proud to welcome Jim to the NVBDC advisory board committee. He will be a valuable asset to our team. Jim understands what it takes to engage veteran owned businesses in the process of certification, and we will look to him for his guidance and expertise", said Richard Miller, Vice President NVBDC, Brigadier General (Ret), U.S. Army, Deputy Commanding General, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana National Guard.

The NVBDC was formed in response to the lengthy and often cumbersome process that veterans must go through when applying for veteran status through the U.S. government. The brain child of Keith King, President, NVBDC, King wanted to ensure that all veteran business owners were able to share in the supplier diversity spend in corporate America; and the NVBDC's mission is to do just that.






ABOUT CPI Contract Professionals, Inc . (CPI) was established in 1982. CPI is a privately held Michigan corporation headquartered in Waterford, Michigan with a branch office in Scottsdale Arizona. CPI is certified by both the National Veteran Business Development Council and the Department of Veterans Affairs as veteran owned. For more information please visit www.cpijobs.com. #CPIJobsInc