Dan Goldenberg, who currently serves as a commander in the Navy Reserve, brings to the job 23 years of active and reserve military service and more than a decade of business experience – most recently serving as Sr. Vice President of Growth Partnership Services at Frost & Sullivan, a global research and management consulting firm, and prior to that as a senior director and practice manager at CEB. Highlights of his military service include tours as a commanding officer, carrier-based naval flight officer, and special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy.
Goldenberg is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Harvard Business School and the Air Command and Staff College. His strong personal connection to veterans and understanding first-hand the impact they can have in the civilian workforce will drive the Endowment’s efforts to place veterans into high quality jobs.
Month after month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that U.S. veterans are doing better than non-veterans in the job market. In October, the BLS indicated that veteran unemployment was just 2.7%, compared to 3.8% for non-vets.
Recently, The Los Angeles Timespublished an article by Alan Zarembo that stated high veteran unemployment appears to be a thing of the past. This is patently untrue both nationally and in the Los Angeles area. As the executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment, a nonprofit that has funded the placement of over 17,400 veterans into high-quality jobs, I work daily with organizations in the veteran employment space. We don’t see their unemployment waning.