For Immediate Release
20 May 2019
VETERANS COUNCIL OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY WELCOMES JAMES ROMANEK AS FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(VERO BEACH, FL) The Veterans Council of Indian River County (VCIRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of James (Jim) Romanek, former United States Air Force Sergeant, as its first Executive Director. Romanek replaces Director of Operations, Bruce Cady, who is moving on to a new professional challenge in the Aerospace industry. As Operations Director, Bruce brought VCIRC administration to a professional level of effectiveness and efficiency. His commitment to serve the organization was fulfilled exceptionally well.
After an intensive search with over 60 candidates, James (Jim) Romanek joins the Veterans Council with extensive experience in business operations, finance, strategic planning, grant writing, fund raising and team building. He spent nine years as Executive Director of two Illinois Municipal Park Districts responsible for multiple operations and capital budgets exceeding 16 million dollars. Prior to that, he spent 14 years as Indian River County Parks Superintendent. Effective April 22, 2019, Jim is responsible for all VCIRC programs and administration as directed by the Board of Directors.
“We are very excited to have Jim taking on the role of the Executive Director of the Veterans Council of Indian River County,” says Board President, Colonel Sam Kouns, Army (ret). “Jim brings to the organization strong management skills and proven leadership. The Board and Staff look forward to Jim’s positive, productive impact on the Veterans Council, the veterans we serve and our Indian River County community.
“As a Veteran, I am excited to work with an exceptional Board of Directors to help the organization meet community needs,” says Romanek. “I am looking forward to bringing the work of this essential organization to more veterans in our community”
Mission of Veterans Council of Indian River County:
The mission of the Veterans Council of Indian River County is to support all Indian River County veterans through the collective effort of veteran’s organizations, civic associations, and the local community, thereby raising awareness of veterans’ needs and of their contributions to society.
For more information about the Veterans Council of Indian River County, visit http://helpIRCvets.org or call (772) 410-5820