John Gregory - Maine
Maureen Sheehan - New York
Jan Wade - Wisconsin
I would like to nominate John Gregory for ACP’s Mentor of the Month. As a Veteran in the process of starting my own small business, John has provided me with valuable insight to help grow and market my business. John has been very helpful in providing me with ideas and action items to help me market my business and develop positive customer management relationship tools to help maintain constructive customer engagement. He also has provided me with valuable feedback regarding some of my business processes and products. During this mentorship process, I have made a sincere connection with John, and he always makes himself available to me for guidance and brainstorming sessions.
John is someone who I now consider a friend, and I look forward to one day meeting him and his family. I also look forward to professionally networking with John in the future, as he is well connected and respected in his industry. I really appreciate the opportunity ACP has provided with this mentorship program. John is a personable and consummate professional, and I am honored to have him as my Mentor.
- Bryan B., U.S. Air Force, Maryland
I would like to nominate Maureen Sheehan for ACP’s Mentor of the Month. Maureen has a very busy calendar as in-house counsel for Hearst, but she has taken the time to help another person become her best self – not without sacrifices of her own. She has willingly given me her time, at the expense of something on her calendar- likely personal time. She is helping me translate my military legal experience into civilian practice, has sought out the help of her colleagues in areas where they are strong, and, through it all, she has been someone who has given me back a sense of community.
When I have an interview or when I’m working through my professional papers (resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, etc.), Maureen is always there cheering me on and providing me the perspective I need to go out and be successful. She has become someone in my corner to whom I can email both when there are disappointments and when there are victories.
When I left active duty, I did not know how much I would miss the sense of belonging, and my time with ACP and Maureen has encouraged me that there is community here, too. I am grateful for the opportunity to be mentored by Maureen, and I look forward to the next six months.
- Nicole H., U.S. Air Force, Iowa
I would like to nominate Jan Wade for ACP's Mentor of the Month. Jan has proven to be an excellent resource for understanding the media market in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. She has provided me interesting ways to look at my experience and has helped me frame my leadership skills so they are more appreciated and understood by civilian employers.
I have visited Milwaukee numerous times in the last six months, and Jan has always cleared her schedule to spend afternoons mentoring me one-on-one. She is an excellent listener and always offers valuable feedback. As an added bonus, during each visit, she's introduced me to key leaders in the community. She's also taught me the importance of considering the community first when making editorial decisions. My perceptions and understanding of media have changed as a result of our conversations.
Most of all, Jan has given me her time. As President and General Manager of WISN-TV for Hearst-Argyle Television, Jan already has a tremendous amount of work and responsibility. Yet, she always makes time to meet with me -- even on short notice. I look forward to continuing our professional relationship when I leave active duty. I am confident she will remain a mentor and professional colleague for life, no matter where our careers take us.
- Ann K., U.S. Air Force Reserve, Wisconsin