MMI Agency and Constellation of Stagwell (STGW) Partner with VetsinTech to Support Career Transitions for Veterans in the Creative Tech Industry

Maggie MalekCEO of the MMI agency and veteran of the army, and justin lewispresident of the Constellation Network and veteran of the Marine Corps, publish open letters for Veterans Day

NEW YORK, November 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stagwell (NASDAQ:STGW), the challenger network built to transform marketing, has announced its support for VetsinTech (ViT), the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting veterans through programs and technological opportunities in the fields of education and employment, and entrepreneurship. The partnership is led by Stagwell’s Maggie MalekCEO of the MMI agency and veteran of the army, and justin lewisConstellation chairman and Marine Corps veteran.

MMI, Constellation and Stagwell also support the ViT 8se Annual Veterans Day Gala Friday November 11in San Francisco. The gala is held each fall to fund scholarships for veterans and military spouses and to celebrate Veterans Day.

“Veteran leaders like Maggie and Justin bring invaluable experiences and skills to our business and we are grateful to have their leadership,” said Stagwell’s Chairman and CEO. Mark Penn. “We are thrilled to partner with VetsinTech and open up new avenues to help veterans build successful and rewarding careers within the technology ecosystem.”

Malek and Lewis each released an open letter in recognition of Veterans Day to inspire veterans to think bigger about their future and encourage the creative tech community to hire veterans.

Malek, whose grandfather and uncle served in World War II and Vietnam, writing about the impact of their stories and being motivated to be part of something bigger after a death in the family and the events of 9/11. After earning a spot as the most successful woman in the military, she details her journey of floating in and out of different jobs, maintaining internships while attending school, eventually leading to a place where she could mix his love for writing with his love. of People: Agence MMI. A decade later, she became CEO of MMI. Read Maggie’s full letter on LinkedIn here.

Lewis, who joined the Marine Corps as a precarious 17-year-old. old, eventually spent six years in the Corps, including being part of the force that rescued Captain Scott O’Grady of bosnia (a story depicted in the movie “Behind Enemy Lines”). After bouncing from job to job, one day while delivering UPS packages, he applied for a company developing websites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. After teaching himself dozens of programming languages, Lewis founded Instrument, now one of the leading digital innovation agencies. Read Justin’s full letter on LinkedIn here.

Inspired? Join Stagwell in our support for VetsinTech.

About VetsInTech
Based in San Francisco, with more than 70,000 veterinarians and 20 chapters across the country, VetsInTech is the leading national nonprofit organization 100% dedicated to stepping veterans into tech careers. VetsinTech taps into the nation’s technology ecosystem to benefit veterans returning from active military service who want to apply their exceptional training, skills, and experience to a new career in technology. Comprised of technology industry leaders and military veterans, VetsinTech is the only non-profit organization that supports our veterans through technology programs and opportunities in education, employment and entrepreneurship. For more information, interested parties may visit www.vetsintech.co.

About Stagwell
Stagwell is the challenger network designed to transform marketing. We deliver creative performance at scale for the world’s most ambitious brands, combining culture-shifting creativity with cutting-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our more than 13,000 specialists in more than 34 countries are united in one goal: to increase efficiency and improve business results for their clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

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