Todd Mitchell – Chairman

Business Advocates for Veterans is an all volunteer organization that has formed a network of business people with a collective mission to promote the hiring of veterans, assist veterans in finding  employment and assist our local businesses source veteran employees.  We hold an annual veterans luncheon where we recognize a Carroll County Veteran of the Year and a Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year to bring attention to the fine men and women from Carroll County who have served and the business reaching out to help promote the hiring of veterans.   Discussions began in late 2014 about the concept of doing something to assist veterans to find employment and promote the hiring of veterans in late 2014.  In 2015 we began to organize and incorporated as a Maryland nonprofit corporation in 2016.  We work in close partnership with Carroll County government, the Carroll County Veterans Servie Council and other veteran organization to leverage our ability to assist veterans.

Leadership Committee

Andrew Heck (Veteran)

New Windsor Bank

Tara Dreyer

Department of the Army, Ft Detrick

Marty Smith

Empower Retirement

Brent Jones (Veteran)

Knorr Brake Corporation

Jim Breuer

Maggie’s Restaurant

James Miller

Anchor Pharmacy

John Foran (Veteran)

Cienna Corporation

Rebecca Drayer

Tri-County Roofing

Todd Mitchell (Veteran)

Janney Montgomery Scott


Becky Stem

Director of Human Resources CJ Miller

Gary Merry (Veteran)

Deep Run Security

Ben Yingling

Crawford Yingling Insurance

Steve Bohn

Owner/President Widetrac’s Cars & Trucks