Three-Year Contribution Plan to Fund Veteran Career Transition Programs


ALPHARETTA, Ga. January 13, 2013 — In their continued dedication to support programs that enrich communities, Altria Group has awarded Hire Heroes USA a three year $550,000 grant to fund its veteran career transition programs and services. Hire Heroes USA is a national nonprofit organization that provides dedicated, personal assistance to transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses in order to overcome barriers to employment.


“We could not be more excited with the huge commitment Altria is making toward helping veterans find meaningful employment upon completing their honorable service, ” said Brian Stann, chief executive officer of Hire Heroes USA. “I was very impressed with how diligent and thorough this grant process was, which allowed Altria to recognize the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization. Hire Heroes USA will put these funds to great use and ensure hundreds more veterans find success in their new careers.”


The donation will help more than 2,750 veterans and spouses transition into a new career. Through a unique blend of civilian and military job expertise, Hire Heroes USA will provide one-on-one career coaching to assist veterans and spouses in their transition in to the civilian employment landscape. With Altria’s support, Hire Heroes USA will confirm more than 535 hires.


“Altria is proud of our new partnership with Hire Heroes USA,” said Immanuel Sutherland, Sr. Specialist Community Relations for Altria Client Services. “We look forward to working together to help them achieve their mission of offering transition assistance and job placement services to those who have honorably served in the US military in order to reduce veteran unemployment.”


Hire Heroes USA and Altria are committed to addressing the problem of veteran unemployment. For Hire Heroes USA, this means transforming military service into civilian success with the help of generous contributions from corporations looking to make a difference.






About Altria

Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, and John Middleton. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Philip Morris Capital Corporation and has a continuing economic and voting interest in SABMiller. For more information, visit



About Hire Heroes USA

Found in 2005, Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. Hire Heroes USA has gained national recognition for its comprehensive “recruitment to placement” continuum of veteran assistance and corporate engagement, resulting in two veterans confirmed hired every day. For more information visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.




Megan Whitson

Hire Heroes USA

Director, Corporate Relations and Communications

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