Since 1999 Mr. Daywalt has been the president and CEO of VetJobs (www.vetjobs.com), the leading military job board on the Internet, sponsored and partially owned by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and recognized as the top military job board by CareerXRoads, WEDDLE's, Workforce Management Magazine, AIRS and AOL. Mr. Daywalt is regularly cited and interviewed in the press, including USA Today, 60 Minutes, Military Times, PBS Frontline, NPR, CNN and FOX Business News.
Mr. Daywalt served on active duty in the Navy for seven years. He initially served as a Line Officer on a destroyer with cruises to South America, Europe and Russia. He was then assigned to the Commander United States Naval Forces, European headquarters in London, England, as an intelligence watch officer and later as a geopolitical analyst with responsibilities for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. In 1978 he transferred to the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, from which he retired as a Captain (O-6) with 28 years of service.
Joyce Gioia (joy-yah) is a Strategic Business Futurist concentrating on workforce and workplace trends. Joyce is President and CEO of The Herman Group, a firm serving a wide range corporate, trade association and governmental clients on an international basis. Through consulting, speaking, and training, Joyce helps clients position themselves for success in the future. Joyce has served clients on six continents and in 46 states.
Gioia's career includes a wide variety of industries and fields, including hard goods, soft goods, wholesale, retail, and direct marketing. After founding her first company at the tender age of 14, later at the age of 28, she was the youngest magazine publisher in the country, publishing The Complete Buyers Guide to Stereo/Hi-Fi Equipment for Service Communications Ltd.
Focusing on what will be valuable for her clients and audiences, Joyce tailors her messages to what is most needed with an emphasis on take-home value, practical tactics and strategies that can be put to work right away. To reach an even wider audience, Joyce has authored five books. These books are focused on what employers must do to attract, optimize, and hold onto their best employees. Gioia approaches Human Resources from an Internal Marketing perspective, taking external marketing concepts and strategies and applying them within the organization.