WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, is pleased to announce the selection and swearing in of 12 new ESGR State Chairs.
The State Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position with a three-year term of service, renewable one time that serves under the ESGR Executive Director, U.S. Navy Capt. Robert Underhill. These 12 women and men will provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers throughout their respective committees to carry out ESGR’s mission, which includes military outreach; employer engagement and recognition; and mediation between Service members and their civilian employers relating to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
The newly appointed State Chairs and their respective committees are:
Florida Rita Broadway www.esgr.mil/fl
Guam Ray Llaneta www.esgr.mil/gu
Iowa Rebecca Coady www.esgr.mil/ia
Massachusetts Paul Zbikowski www.esgr.mil/ma
New Jersey Michael Ferraro www.esgr.mil/nj
Ohio Michael Bamber www.esgr.mil/oh
Oklahoma Raymond Knapp www.esgr.mil/ok
Pennsylvania Martin Kuhar www.esgr.mil/pa
South Carolina Jennifer Harding www.esgr.mil/sc
Utah David Osborne www.esgr.mil/ut
Vermont Sabrina Milano www.esgr.mil/vt
Washington Phil Sanders www.esgr.mil/wa
Wisconsin Scott Legowld www.esgr.mil/wi
These newly sworn State Chairs join 42 others who oversee the ESGR mission in the 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia.
ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between service members and their employers.