(LEAVENWORTH, KAN. – DEC. 31, 2017) The Center for Transitional Leadership (CTL) has experienced its best year yet for support from foundations. The JE Dunn Family Foundation, Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation, Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation all provided support in 2017.
Shown in the photo above, Dail Blake (far right), Executive Director of the Spencer C. Duncan Foundation, presents a check for $5,000 to Bob Ulin (middle) and Rolly Dessert at the second session of CTL’s Young Professionals program in Kansas City.
CTL Chairman/CEO Bob Ulin said funds from these grants will support CTL’s Executive Leadership Transition Program and the newly created Young Professionals Leadership Transition Program that was developed in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army. He cites CTL’s success rate as the attraction for new or continued support from these outside organizations.
“Our programs support transitioning military personnel and veterans. Clearly, the results we’ve achieved are being noticed and rewarded,” said Rolly Dessert, CTL’s President.
To date, nearly 60 percent of CTL associates have been hired into leadership positions in the private sector, including ten who were hired for senior executive positions (principal, SVP, VP, COO, CFO, CIO, and Executive Director). Ulin says CTL’s success is unique and rooted in the fact that its coaches are senior retired military personnel who have also attained senior executive positions in the private sector.
“Collectively we have 55 years of military experience and 40 years of private sector experience where we built and led numerous teams in a variety of business sectors,” Ulin said. “In the end, we produce great results for our clients.”
CTL is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation established in 2013 to help retiring military personnel and veterans find meaningful leadership positions in the private sector. CTL’s network of contacts enables them to provide relevant, focused training and educational activities to connect veterans with business leaders from a wide variety of industries.
CTL offers its associates seminars, training and networking opportunities; provides research and publications with a focus on practical application rather than institutional theory; and helps them identify specific companies and hiring managers that will help with transitional interviewing. For more information visit www.ctl-inc.org.