A contingent of rent to own industry representatives Tuesday, headed to the White House to pledge support for veterans-for-hire initiatives that would encourage the hiring of military veterans returning from active duty, accoding to Rent to Own News.
Aaron’s National Director of Franchising Greg Tanner, a Vietnam-era Veteran who has 36 years of experience in the franchise industry spearheaded the visit which included Tanner and wife, Fran, Rent-A-Center Chairman and CEO Mark Speese, APRO President Robert Briley and wife, Lou, APRO Executive Director Bill Keese, and Aaron’s franchisee Bruce Kemp.
The team met with Capt. Brad Cooper, executive director of Joining Forces and Lt. Col. Rodney Lewis.
Both men are decorated Veterans with Cooper serving in 13 named missions including Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
Cooper is the executive director of Joining Forces — a comprehensive national initiative to generate support for service members and their families. Tanner is an International Franchise Association (IFA) member, and on the Board of the IFA’s Vet-Fran program which helps returning service members access franchise opportunities through training, financial assistance, and industry support.
Aaron’s joined the program in 2011. Read more