SummitET Receives 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

SummitET Receives 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

November 10, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company® as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. SummitET earned the GOLD Award for the second year in a row. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program recognizing job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. 

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“Thirty-eight percent of our team members are former military,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We are proud to be a veteran-owned company and honored to employ military veterans whose skill sets so clearly complement our core capabilities.” 

SummitET joins 848 other companies throughout the United States who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, ensuring veterans have a long-term career and growth plan, and using the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention, providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers. 

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About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC is a St. Petersburg, Florida-based, veteran-owned small company that provides proven full spectrum preparedness solutions through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service. Our diverse team supports corporate and governmental organizations and agencies in providing systematic risk reduction that developing solutions that address issues such as critical infrastructure protection, national security threats involving terrorism and WMD, radiological and emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, workplace violence safety, active shooter programs, and strategic communications. 

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by leading businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit www.HIREVets.gov. 

  

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SummitET Announces Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness™

SummitET Announces Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness™

St. Petersburg, FL. Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, launches The Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness™ (SCIP). The institute prepares communicators for the next level of strategic and critical thinking when addressing threats and hazards across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas.

SummitET SCIP offers diverse strategic communication curriculum to meet a variety of audiences, including foundational training for new strategic communicators, refresher courses, advanced training principles and strategies for seasoned strategic communicators. 

“Our cadre of instructors is made up of current and former communication practitioners and members of the media, with decades of experience,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We have blended this experience and talent with the latest in digital media methodologies and emerging technologies to produce a client workforce that is prepared to effectively drive messaging and improve planning.” 

SummitET SCIP offers more than twenty-five in-person and virtual workshops that can be customized to the client’s training needs. These workshops are also recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® to Human Resource professionals. The cost of attending one of the Institute’s workshops is nominal, particularly for organizations of the federal government, where pricing is at or below the federal government’s micro-purchase threshold level and/or the simplified acquisition threshold level.

Learn more about the virtual workshops for individuals and organizations at SummitET.com/workshops or review SummitET SCIP 2021 training brochure at SummitET.com/strategic-communications-institute. For more information about the Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness, or if you are interested in hosting a cost-sharing local/regional workshop contact Info@SummitET.com. 

About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) is a veteran-owned small business that seeks to offer innovative preparedness solutions. When founded, our team sought to develop a more flexible model that could be adapted to serve the needs of any organization large or small. Drawing on a diversity of experience in emergency management and response, communications, military, government, and the private sector, the team brings a comprehensive perspective to managing and mitigating risk. By applying best practices in management and organizational behavior, strategy and planning, together with the latest developments in learning and technology, SummitET has quickly grown its reputation as an industry leader, serving a range of clients.

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SummitET is recognized by SHRM and offers Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. 

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John Duda CEO of SummitET

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SummitET Achieves SHRM Recertification Provider Status

SummitET Achieves SHRM Recertification Provider Status

November 16, 2020 – St. Petersburg, FL. Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, announces its acceptance into The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Recertification Provider Program. SHRM is the foremost expert, convener, and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.  

SHRM recognizes the value of professional development through lifelong learning, as well as the need for different learning formats suited to individual professionals. SHRM offers instructor-led and self-paced continuing education activities that qualify for recertification credit. As a SHRM recertification provider, SummitET becomes a force-multiplier by providing lifelong education and professional development opportunities for our clients as well as those seeking professional development credits (PDCs). 

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“The SHRM Recertification Provider Program is a tremendous opportunity for SummitET to expand our products and promote our company on a platform accessible to over 100,000 HR professionals domestically and globally. Additionally, this program allows SummitET to offer our clients a service complementary to our core programs,” said John Duda, CEO of SummitET. 

Find SummitET SHRM Recertification qualified workshops by visiting our website at www.summitet.com/workshops. Or visit shrm.org for information regarding SHRM recertification. 

About SummitET® 
Summit Exercises and Training LLC is a St. Petersburg, Florida-based, veteran-owned small company that provides proven full spectrum preparedness solutions through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service. Our diverse team supports corporate and governmental organizations and agencies in providing systematic risk reduction that developing solutions that address issues such as critical infrastructure protection, national security threats involving terrorism and WMD, radiological and emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, workplace violence safety, active shooter programs, and strategic communications. 

 

Media Contact 
Mark Basnight 
Email: MarkBasnight@SummitET.com  
Phone: +1 630-642-5595 

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SummitET Receives 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

SummitET Receives 2020 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

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November 11, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company® as one of the 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. SummitET earned the GOLD Award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program recognizing job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. 

“We are proud to be a veteran-owned company and honored to employ military veterans to support our team and customers following their service to our country,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “Thirty-eight percent of our associates are former military. Our core capabilities often require skill sets that most military personnel already possess, so it is a perfect match for us.” 

SummitET joins 674 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, ensuring veterans have a long-term career and growth plan, and   using the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention, providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers. 

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About SummitET® 
Summit Exercises and Training LLC is a St. Petersburg, Florida-based, veteran-owned small company that provides proven full spectrum preparedness solutions through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service. Our diverse team supports corporate and governmental organizations and agencies in providing systematic risk reduction that developing solutions that address issues such as critical infrastructure protection, national security threats involving terrorism and WMD, radiological and emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, workplace violence safety, active shooter programs, and strategic communications. 

 

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program  

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by leading businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. The 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2021. For more information about the program and the application process, visit www.HIREVets.gov. 

 

Media Contact 
Mark Basnight 
Email: MarkBasnight@SummitET.com  
Phone: +1 630-642-5595 

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SummitET Promotes New Vice President of Communications and Marketing

SummitET Promotes New Vice President of Communications and Marketing

October 1, 2020 – St. Petersburg, FL. Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, announces the promotion of Mark Basnight as Vice President of Communications and Marketing. Based in the Greater Greenville Area of South Carolina, Mark will take responsibility for positioning SummitET as a leading provider in tailored preparedness solutions for public and private organizations to build resiliency and mitigate risk before, during and after crises.

Prior to joining SummitET, Mark was responsible for marketing and promotion of strategic communications programs, workshops, exercises, and training for Argonne National Laboratory’s (ANL) Public Affairs Science and Technology (PAST) Fusion Cell. He is also a John Maxwell Team certified speaker and trainer, a founding member and past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Networking Group, a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran.

“SummitET has made a commitment to enhanced communication and marketing efforts. Mark’s expertise and passion will be integral for the development of internal communications, public relations, and marketing initiatives. As a result, we will be able to better support our staff and customer’s needs,” stated John Duda, Chief Executive Officer. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Mark to our leadership team.”

Since hiring Mark in January 2020, SummitET has expanded to government and corporate sector communication needs including risk and crisis communication, social and digital media, internal communication, community relations and education, and reputation management.

“Strong communication is at the very core of everything we do,” added Mark. “Now more than ever our customers are looking to us to support them in navigating the current challenges and preparing for future crisis events.“Building compacity in our communication and promoting our accomplished personnel and diverse work experience will strengthen our customer experience and support future growth.”

Learn more about Mark: www.summitet.com/industry-experts

Congratulate Mark Here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6717433302170513408

 

 

About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC is a U.S.-based, veteran-owned company that provides proven full spectrum preparedness solutions through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service. Our diverse team supports corporate and governmental partners in developing solutions that address issues of critical infrastructure, radiological and emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, workplace safety, active shooter programs, counterterrorism, strategic communications and other disaster-related training.

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Ron Edmond
Email: ronedmond@summitet.com
Phone: 865-567-2248

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