Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative Hires Jane Hertz as Program Coordinator

Orlando, Fla. (July 21, 2021) – Every veteran is unique. 

That’s why the Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative offers a wide range of coaching services from online to group sessions to individual counseling.

And, to make sure every veteran finds the right type of help in growing their business, the organization has hired Jane Hertz as program coordinator.

In that role, Hertz will be focused on being the primary contact for veterans looking for help and working with them to ensure they utilize the right programs for their unique needs. 

“This program has a lot of ways to help veterans and we do not want anyone wanting help to miss out on an opportunity that could be a catalyst for growth for their business,” says Rafael Caamano, executive director, Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative. “As a veteran herself, Jane understands the needs of fellow veterans and we believe having her in this position will allow us to help many more businesses create jobs in Central Florida.”

Hertz is a retired U.S. Air Force Major, spending 21 years in the Air Force focused on the intelligence field. She has managed, supported, contracted, tested and developed funding for the latest intelligence systems and was an active participant in eight joint operations, including targeting support in Deny Flight (Bosnia) and collection gathering for Operation Enduring Freedom (9/11), while stationed at the Pentagon

After her retirement in 2004, Jane worked with the Central Florida Citrus Girl Scouts as a Service Unit Manager providing adult training and program development. Her leadership experience and skill set were a perfect fit as she mentored over 1,000 adult and older girls through their Girl Scout journey.

“My entire life has been spent working with people in the military and veterans,” Hertz says. “I’m truly looking forward to this position and meeting some truly amazing people who are reaching for their dreams and accomplishing greatness.”

Veterans who own early-stage businesses are encouraged to visit Hertz and learn about the programs available to them.

For more information, please contact Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,

About Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative: Since 2013, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative has helped veterans realize and leverage those skills in an entrepreneurial setting. Whether you’re a veteran looking to explore an idea for a potential business or need help scaling your existing company, our mission is to empower and support veteran entrepreneurs through business guidance, education and mentorship. VEI currently offers three different programs that cater to various stages of business. From just having that great idea, to launching your start-up or scaling your current business, our programs are designed to meet your specific needs. In each program, VEI works with you to establish where you are, where you want to go, and how you can get there. For more information, please visit VEI.Center.

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