23 August 2011

Veteran and Entrepreneur Nick Palmisciano Appointed to Soldiers' Angels Board of Trustees

Veteran and Entrepreneur Nick Palmisciano Appointed to Soldiers' Angels Board of Trustees

New Trustee Brings Marketing Skills to Military Support Nonprofit

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soldiers' Angels announces the appointment of veteran and entrepreneur Nick Palmisciano to its volunteer Board of Trustees. Palmisciano will apply his proven skills in branding and marketing to improve fundraising and help the organization better tell the story of the powerful impact its hundreds of thousands of volunteers have on military personnel, veterans and their families.

A graduate of West Point, Palmisciano is a former U.S. Army officer, Fortune 100 employee and successful entrepreneur. He is the Founder-CEO of online-based Ranger Up Military and MMA Apparel, associated military content site The Rhino Den, and social media/guerilla marketing management company Wombat Vengeance, LLC. He also founded nonprofit Train the Troops MMA, which brings world-class Mixed Martial Arts athletes to deploying military personnel for extra hand-to-hand combat training.

Soldiers' Angels appreciates Palmisciano's years of active support and welcomes his increased involvement as a new Trustee. "We are excited and thrilled to have Nick on board, and look forward to the new dimension he brings to Soldiers' Angels," says Founder and CEO Patti Patton-Bader. "His strong record of entrepreneurial and online development will help us continue to meet the needs of military personnel, wounded heroes, veterans and their families."

Palmisciano was impressed with Soldiers' Angels from the moment he heard about the organization while visiting wounded warriors at Walter Reed. In the three years since, his admiration and association have grown and he is excited to be directly helping an organization he believes is unique in the military support field. "This is an organization asking individuals to help these troops personally: by writing a letter, visiting a hospital, making a quilt, or donating to very specific causes," he says. "This is an organization telling Americans that one person can make a difference and asking them very clearly to be that person."

After serving in the U.S. Army from 1998-2003 and leaving as a Ranger-qualified infantry captain, Palmisciano completed his MBA and spent five years in development/acquisitions, sales and branding for John Deere before entering the entrepreneurial world fulltime. He holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to American military personnel, veterans and their families. www.soldiersangels.org

SOURCE: Soldiers' Angels

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