Where did you serve and what did you do?
Retired Army First Sergeant / Intelligence Career Field, with over 21 years of service to her country.
Overseas assignments include Iraq and Korea.
How are you #StillServing?
Lavin started her first company Veterans 2 Corporate (V2C) shortly after she left the army. Inspired by the stories of fellow veterans struggling to find work after leaving the service, she founded V2C to help bridge the gap between the two worlds.
The experience gained during this time became the inspiration for Action Zone, a nonprofit Lavin co-founded that provides entrepreneurship education to veterans and military spouse entrepreneurs. Lavin’s observations working in the sector provided two key insights that helped make Action Zone so successful.
Lavin is now the CEO of her company Luminary Global which she operates with her husband. In the beginning, Luminary was designed to provide training, recruiting, and consulting services within the government contracting sector. After a series of turns, Lavin saw an opportunity to tackle her long-term strategic goal of creating a product offering through Luminary to diversify revenue streams and succeeded. Today, Luminary provides superior pre-hospital products and emergency preparedness supplies to military, first responders and citizens who are the lifeline between preventable death and hospital care.
Why do you do it?
Veterans 2 Corporate (V2C) – To help veterans reach their goals as small business owners.
Luminary Global – To support military, first responders and citizens.