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Valerie Lavin

Valerie is a DAV Patriot Boot Camp mentor and respected leader in the vetrepreneur community. She is active serving her fellow vetrepreneurs through Action Zone, Inc., a Florida non-profit that provides education and training in entrepreneurship to those who served. Valerie is a board member of the Institute of Strategic Policy Solutions and an Impact Board member of Synapse Florida. She’s worked with the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce and Bunker Labs as a volunteer City Leader and as Director of Ecosystem Development. She helped Bunker develop its Ambassador Program. A service-disabled, retired soldier with more than two decades of service, Valerie served in military intelligence community before being called to duty as the US CENTCOM Commandant Headquarters First Sergeant. She’s CEO of Luminary Global, a company that provides the military, law enforcement and first responders with specialized equipment and supplies. Valerie has received numerous honors and recognition for her military service and contributions to the community.