The Honor Foundation is pleased to announce that board member J. Scott Adams has assumed the role of the chairman of the board of directors. Adams, who has served on THF’s board for the last three years and has been a longtime supporter of military veteran causes, will help guide the nonprofit organization into its next five years of impact.
Adams brings an extensive business background and a history of philanthropical service in the veteran sector to his new role. He is currently President of Colliers | Virginia and has over 27 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry as a corporate executive and client advisor. His firm, Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI), is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 68 countries with a workforce of more than 14,000 professionals. He received both undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the University of Virginia at the McIntire School of Commerce and Darden School of Business, respectively.
Adams has a long association with the Navy SEAL Foundation, a founding partner of THF, beginning as a scholarship judge. His passion for serving the military community also includes board roles for other veteran causes in the social services and college academic areas. He has helped SEAL veterans across a number of other personal endeavors and community needs with caring attention. Adams also helped THF in its expansion to both Virginia and North Carolina and was involved in THF’s negotiations for its new headquarters in San Diego. He assisted in building the THF corporate partner network, hosted treks, served as an industry mentor, and participated in multiple classroom activities including networking, interviewing, and entrepreneurship nights.
“Serving as board chairman of The Honor Foundation is really a dream come true for me as well as a call to even greater action to help serve the most elite men and women of our U.S. military,” Adams stated. “We have an incredible board of directors as well as a new CEO, so our future has never been brighter to work with our fellows, partners, and alumni to keep raising the bar.”
Adams is assuming the role of chairman of the board at an exciting and poignant time for THF. THF has just transitioned executive leadership, welcoming former SEAL Matt Stevens as its CEO. Stevens is positioning the non-profit organization to significantly increase its impact to reach all of the Special Operations Forces that have not yet been touched by THF’s mission.
“I’ve known Scott Adams for several years and witnessed firsthand his tireless dedication and unwavering support to The Honor Foundation,” said Stevens. “We are so grateful to have him as the chairman of our board. His experience has been invaluable to THF, and I know that his mentorship, insights, and leadership in serving transitioning veterans will help guide THF to a more impactful future.”
Adams will work
closely with Stevens to optimize the experience and impact of his fellow board members
for all of the current and future fellows that THF serves, so that their next
mission is clear and continues to impact the world.