Jerry joined Conexus Indiana in July 2018 as Veteran Engagement Manager for the INvets initiative. In this role, Jerry will help educate veterans about the opportunities available for them in Indiana.
Prior to joining Conexus, Jerry worked as an outreach coordinator for the Indiana National Guard where he assisted soldiers and veterans on a variety of issues. Jerry is an AMVETS lifetime member and serves as a board member for the Indiana Military Alumni Association.
In January 2017, Jerry retired at the rank of sergeant first class from the Indiana Army National Guard after more than 20 years of combined service as a recruiter and Infantryman with the Army and a Munitions System Technician with the United States Air Force. In 2009, Jerry deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as quick reaction force squad leader and sergeant of the guard.
Jerry has completed the Infantry Maneuver Senior Leaders Course and the Munitions Handler Advanced Leaders Course. He has also worked in multiple manufacturing environments, including: automotive seating, commercial truck steering components and food production and packaging. Jerry will earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Project Management from Colorado Technical University in 2019.