When Karen took on the role of HR Manager at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in the Atlanta Operating Group two years ago, she knew the partnership her predecessor established with Operation Shoebox was one initiative she had to continue.
After spending 20 years in law enforcement — first as a police officer in Chesterfield, Missouri, and then as part of the FBI’s cyber squad — Brian now runs cyber operations at Enterprise Holdings. Regardless of the cyberspace he’s patrolling, his respect for the police force led to an Enterprise Holdings Foundation grant to benefit an injured local officer.
Two days before Management Assistant Scott T. planned to evacuate his Fort Myers, Florida, home ahead of Hurricane Irma, he got a call that changed his plans.
His National Guard unit had been called to duty.
Within hours, Scott shifted roles from running the Exotic Car Collection branch in downtown Naples to that of a National Guard officer working a state of emergency.
“My unit had been activated, so instead of evacuating to Georgia with my wife, I had 48 hours to report to Tampa with the National Guard,” says Scott, a First Lieutenant with the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. “With the state of emergency declared, we knew we’d have to act fast.”
It’s not always easy making the transition from military to civilian life. But if you ask Samy B., Jeff H. or Khirah W., they’ll tell you the right employer makes a significant impact. As reservists, they’ve experienced great support from Enterprise fulfilling their military obligations.
Carlos joined the Marines in June of 1990 and was deployed three times – twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.
Nearly five years after being discharged, Carlos’s patriotic spirit led him to join the National Guard in 2003.
As part of our ongoing support of military members and their families, we recently joined forces with Progressive® Insurance, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and others in the collision industry for the third annual Keys to Progress® program. The one-day, nationwide event provided more than 130 newly refurbished vehicles to deserving military members and their families on Veterans Day. The recipients were selected by local VFW chapters and other veteran organizations.
The Keys to Progress vehicle giveaways, spearheaded by Progressive, took place at 60 Progressive Service Centers across the country. For the third consecutive year, Enterprise provided six months of automobile insurance for each donated vehicle to ensure recipients were well covered. We also helped transport families to the giveaway events.