Team

Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

President, CEO and Coach

Kevin J. Kennedy joined the Warriors4Wireless team in mid-February, 2017 and was appointed by the W4W Board as the President and CEO in August, 2017. W4W has placed over 1,100 veterans across its existence. Kevin is focused upon shaping W4W into a self-sustaining organization so it can continue its valuable service to veterans and the wireless industry. He is also focused upon W4W earning a 4-star (top rating) ranking from Charity Navigator by 2019. Prior to his time at W4W Kevin served for six years at Textron Systems with 3 of the 6 years as the Vice President for International Business and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In these duties he worked with all Textron businesses to address the needs of key customers in the United States and overseas. Before joining Textron, Kevin served in the US Air Force for 32 years. He accumulated over 3,600 hours of operational flying including 145 hours of combat flight. He worked extensively in the wired/wireless world which the military calls Command and Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR). During his C4ISR related tours he collected, prioritized and sought funding for Air Force wide C4ISR requirements including those associated with regional operations centers and the expansion of remotely-piloted aircraft operations. Kevin also served as the senior in-country AF officer and advisor to the Commander of U.S. (and NATO) forces in Afghanistan in the 2007 and 2008 timeframe. Kevin retired as a Major General. Kevin has earned a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University; a Master’s degree in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College and completed a one year National Security Fellowship program at Harvard University.

Chris Randall

Chris Randall

Team Leader and Coach

Christina Randall is the Regional Lead and Coach for our Fairhaven location. She brings over 7 years of non profit experience to W4W. She has served as the Executive Board President for the Armed Services YMCA, sat on the Healthy Initiative Council for Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and volunteered as a Family Readiness Group Leader and key caller during her time as a military spouse. Passionate about non-profit work as well as serving our veterans, W4W is a natural fit for her. Christina is also the wife of our Lead Instructor for Fairhaven. She is uniquely suited for her role as coach due to the time she spent supporting her husband while he served in the military as well as in the Tower Industry. Christina graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and is a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success. She feels privileged to be a part of this organization and its mission to help our Veterans.

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards

Lead Instructor

Scott is a veteran of our United States Navy and served as an Electronics Technician. He has experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of communications systems both for government and the telecommunications industries. He has climbed ships masts, government and commercial towers for over 20 years. Construction management, quality control and safety training for wireless telecommunications sites has been his work for the last 15 years. Scott completed his bachelor’s degree at Liberty University in early 2018 with core concentrations in education, computational science and business. Scott Edwards has instructed for Warriors 4 Wireless previously at the Texas A&M TEEX facility in Dallas and has returned to assist us in training our veterans for a career in the wireless industry. He has served as a content developer and instructor for the Wireless Infrastructure Association under the Department of Labor contract for the Apprenticeship USA initiative and COHORT initiatives at Virginia State University. Scott Edwards provides safety instructor services as an OSHA Outreach Program 500 and 501 Instructor, National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED and BBP Instructor. As an Independent contractor, he also has provided training services via Safety LMS and RF Safety International, INC. Scott Edwards is President and owner of Liteworks, INC.

Laurie Russell

Laurie Russell

Sourcing Manager

Laurie is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Electronic Technology. She worked in the data and telecom industry for over 10 years with Dynatech Data Systems, MCI, and Alcatel. She then switched gears to be a stay-at-home mom. Laurie home schooled 3 children all the way through to college and from there, transitioned into teaching/tutoring mathematics. She was invited to join the W4W team in 2017. She considers it a privilege to be involved with an organization whose sole purpose is to connect our veterans with quality career opportunities.

Amber Mitchell

Amber Mitchell

Sourcing Manager

Amber is a Sourcing Manager for W4W. Originally from Australia, Amber holds a degree in Special Education and Developmental Psychology from Macquarie University in Sydney. Amber has worked and volunteered in both the USA and Australia for a number of Non-Profit organizations. These organizations include The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Starlight Foundation and Camp Quality. Amber greatly enjoys helping others and is proud to assist brave veterans in finding rewarding careers in the wireless industry. Amber believes strongly in the importance of physical fitness and family. In her free time she enjoys exercising with friends and family and spending quality time with her two daughters.

Eileen Pearsall

Eileen Pearsall

Sourcing Manager

Eileen joined W4W two years ago to assist in sourcing veterans interested in beginning a career as a cell tower technician. Eileen is a graduate of James Madison University. Her prior work consisted of retail management for 6 years, followed by her time as a merchandise buyer for Woodward and Lothrop and Hechts department stores. Eileen also worked as an administrative assistant to the VP of sales for The North Face, in combination with management of the east coast sales office for The North Face. Eileen spends her free time with her husband and four children. She feels humbled and honored to be able to assist the brave men and women of the armed forces in finding their new careers at once they return home.

Leslie Morris

Leslie Morris

Sourcing Manager

Leslie is a Sourcing Manager for W4W. She is originally from Newport News, VA but has been a North Carolina girl most of her life. She has recently retired as a service provider for UPS after nearly thirty years. She is a member of another non profit. A woman's motorcycle group called the Steele Angels whose mission is to contribute to the social, physical and mental well being of families in crisis in and around the area of Cumberland County, NC. Leslie considers it an honor to help and support transitioning veterans into exciting new careers within the ever growing wireless industry. In her spare time she enjoys spending time on the water with her family and friends.

Jessica Bragg

Jessica Bragg

Sourcing Manager

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Neil Russell

Neil Russell

W4W Webmaster

Neil joined the W4W team as the Webmaster in August 2018 to help communicate potential career paths to interested veterans. Neil enjoys managing websites as a hobby and helping those who have served our nation. He worked as a Department of Defense Civil Servant for 30 years and now as a Defense contractor for a military support agency.

Tara Dunne

Tara Dunne

Mentor

Tara Dunne was one of the very first "volunteers" for W4W and has witnessed its growth from the inaugural class of veterans. Tara’s formal training is as a Nurse, and after receiving her Masters in Nursing from NYU, she worked for 10 years for Sloan Kettering Hospital in their Oncology/Critical Care Units. The second half of her career was spent in Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units in Northern Virginia. Tara has also taught classes in Hypnosis and Natural Childbirth for Inova Hospital System. Now living with her husband (W4W founder) and her three girls in Leesburg, Virginia, she considers herself very blessed to work with the young men and women who have given so much for their country, and is honored to help bridge them into new careers in the wireless industry.

With a large variety of talent and converging from many different paths, one focus has now joined us together as a team, and that is a passion for helping our retiring veterans begin their new path in life!

Who We Are

Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained communication industry professionals and qualified service men and women eager to utilize the skills they learned in the military. W4W finds promising candidates, coaches them on career paths and requirements, connects them with approved training providers, and helps place them with our over 150+ partner companies.  We provide transitional support giving veterans the building blocks they need for an exciting and fulfilling career in this rapidly growing industry.

 

 

What We Do