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Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald Names JLL’s Herman Bulls to Advisory Committee

New MyVA Advisory Committee established to help improve VA services and plan for reforms

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 23, 2015 – Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald has named JLL International Director Herman Bulls to a new VA advisory panel. The MyVA Advisory Committee (MyVAC) includes 14 members from various corners of government and industry and will focus on finding ways to improve VA services and explore potential reforms for the department.

Bulls, a retired Colonel in the Army and graduate of West Point and Harvard Business School brings a combination of military and private sector experience. Currently Bulls serves as an International Director with the Corporate Solutions group working with JLL’s largest corporate clients to devise and implement integrated real estate strategies. Bulls also serves as a corporate director on several Fortune 500 public company boards and on the boards of the West Point Association of Graduates and the Military Bowl.

“I am honored by the opportunity to serve on MyVAC and work toward creating better programs for our nation’s veterans,” said Bulls. “By bringing together expertise and perspectives from such a broad range of backgrounds, this committee can help shed light on a new direction for the VA and the absolutely critical services it provides to those who have devoted themselves to protecting this country.”

Over 21 million veterans rely on the VA for essential services and programs necessitated by the realities and demands of military service. Many private sector entities, understanding the needs veterans have for extra assistance, have responded with veteran-focused initiatives.

In this vein, JLL recently launched VetNet, an employee resource group committed to recruiting veterans to JLL and providing ongoing support and resources to JLL’s veteran employees. VetNet is led by JLL executives who are veterans themselves or have family members currently serving. The group seeks to help veterans transition from military service and successfully align past experience with opportunities within JLL.

“We value the qualities veterans have and as a result are able attract them to our great organization through JLL’s VetNet program,” said Greg O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Americas, JLL. “Private sector programs like VetNet, and the work Herman and his fellow committee members are doing for MyVAC illustrate that we all have a stake in the well being of our veterans.”

A full list of MyVAC committee members can be found here. More information about JLL’s VetNet program can be found here.

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