New NVF Board Chairman Frank Spady

NVF Board Director and "Stop 22" campaign leader Frank Spady

NVF Board President and “Stop 22” campaign leader Frank Spady

On Thursday, October 8, the National Veterans Foundation (NVF) Board of Directors unanimously voted to install Frank Spady as the NVF Board Chairman.

Frank has spearheaded The National Veterans Foundation’s “Stop 22” campaign to stop the 22 veteran suicides that are taking place throughout the country.

Frank is a decorated Vietnam combat Veteran, former Airborne Ranger, and Nevada businessman.  Since becoming aware of the Veteran suicide epidemic, Frank has put his business interests on hold, so he can devote all his energy to stopping the 22 Veteran suicides a day .

Frank was a long-time friend of the late Gray Lefevre, former NVF Board Member.

“Gray encouraged me to get involved with the work the NVF is doing for our veterans,” Frank said. “When Gray introduced me to Shad Meshad (NVF Founder & President), I got to see a new level of service to vets. Shad’s Huffington Post blog on the number of veteran suicides each day shocked me. It was a real call to action.”

“When I understood that the majority of suicides were by older vets, I knew I had to get involved.  These are my brothers from Vietnam, alongside vets from Desert Storm and Korea in addition to younger vets.”

Frank took over the Board Chairman Position from Dave Culmer (USMC Retired) who served as Board Chairman since 2006, and continues to serve on the NVF Board.

 

 

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