Meet our Leadership Team
Executive Chair, Brian Miller
Brian Miller has over 30 years of Sales Leadership experience in the consumer products industry working with consumer package goods manufacturers: PepsiCo, Jacobs Suchard/Brach’s Confections, The Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble.
Mr. Miller has worked as a Mentor with American Corporate Partners (ACP) Mentoring Program connecting post-9/11 veterans (Protégés) with corporate professionals for yearlong, customized mentorships as well The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) which is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans and their families.
Roll Call Chicagoland offers an opportunity for personalized engagement between local veterans and local professionals. This relationship serves the common agenda of advancing veteran professional development and access to long term career growth.
Mr. Miller is a graduate of Bradley University, also a Past President of the Bradley University Alumni Association.
Vice Chair, Jack Detzel
Jack Detzel is currently the Director of Supply Chain Capabilities & Optimization with PepsiCo, a cross functional team managing information and improving data management processes. Jack has 31 years of Supply Chain experience with PepsiCo across multiple functions, such as manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, supply & demand planning, customer service, as well as led teams to implement VMI planning and SAP’s ERP system. Within his tenure at PepsiCo, Jack has worked within the subsidiaries of Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Tropicana, Frito Lay, and the Pepsi Bottle Company.
For the past 5 years, Jack has led the PepsiCo’ military and veterans Employee Resource Group, Valor. Valor’s mission is to serve our military, connect with our veterans, and advance PepsiCo as a leader in veteran hiring. The PepsiCo Valor organization supports organizations such as the USO-IL, Fisher House Inc., Veterans Affairs, American Corp Partners, Fort 2 Base, Chicago Cares, Operation Shower, Carry the Load, Warrior Games, the National Gathering of American Indians Veterans, and Roll Call Chicagoland.
Jack has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from The Ohio State University in both Transportation Logistics and Operation Management, and minors in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics. He is an avid runner, completing 4 marathons, 4 ½-marathons, 7 ten nautical mile runs. Jack enjoys coaching youth sports, since 2002, playing the guitar, and reading, mostly history.
Communications Chair, Justin Miller
Having served for nearly a decade in the US Army and deploying twice to Iraq, Mr. Miller separated from the service in January of 2013 and has been involved in the veteran network in and around the Chicagoland area ever since.
Justin Miller is currently the Transition Program Manager at the USO, managing the USO Pathfinder program for the state of Illinois. As part of the 18-site network across the nation, the USO Pathfinder program provides a concierge-like approach to actively transitioning service members and their spouses, and works with Guard and Reserve service members at any time due to their inherent nature of being in a constant state of transition.
Mr. Miller has been a part of Roll Call Chicagoland staff since April of 2017 and was selected into the Communications Chair role in February of 2018. As the Communications Chair, Justin leads all marketing and communication efforts in order to increase awareness and support of RCC's mission. He also serves on the board for SVA Illinois, a regional model of the national Student Veterans of America organization, due to his first-hand experience as a student veteran. As Director of Digital Outreach, Justin helps the organization leverage social media and digital marketing tools to provide support to student veterans in the state of Illinois.
In his spare time, Justin helps fellow veteran business owners and friends create a digital presence for their businesses by way of his small business digital marketing agency, Digital A.O., LLC. Having spent the majority of his civilian life in the digital marketing space, Justin brings a wealth of digital marketing and communications knowledge to Roll Call Chicagoland and the veteran network here in Chicago.
Community Relations Chair, Eric Asmussen
Eric Asmussen began serving as the Regional Veterans’ Employment Coordinator (Chicago Region) for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) on June 29th. Eric provides employment resources and expertise, through outreach to businesses, employer groups, veterans’ organizations, state workforce partners and government agencies to promote Veterans’ employment opportunities and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Mr. Asmussen brings 20 years of professional service as both an USAF Officer and DoD consultant and corporate recruiter. Prior to joining the DOL, Eric worked 10 years for Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) Inc. as a Department of Defense consultant and corporate recruiter. Mr. Asmussen served in various global assignments as an Intelligence Officer supporting operational fighter wings, National Level Intelligence tours and finally as a Joint Intelligence Instructor.
Mr. Asmussen has a M.A from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Events Chair, Tiffany Dougherty
Tiffany Dougherty is a professional development strategist, a company culture guru and a community impact enhancement specialist. With her experience in employment and employer consulting, recruitment and retention, organizational development, and corporate responsibility she is obsessed with finding simple and sustainable ways to find a need and fill a need. With over a decade of experience in talent acquisition, she has worked with small to mid-sized businesses and corporate level employment partners on employment branding, employee engagement and community relations. As a recruiter and manager in her field, she has also helped thousands of job seekers across the country find gainful employment and meaningful career paths. Ms. Dougherty is also the owner of Ardent Services Inc., a consultant company geared towards equipping individuals, companies and communities with the tools, strategies and support to reach their full potential.
Ms. Dougherty’s education in Business Administration and Organizational Psychology and Development has helped her to develop a strategic and proactive mindset towards making connections and bridge the gaps. Her understanding of individual needs, corporate responsibility and community initiatives helps her to link purpose at all levels and develop collaborative programs to help everyone involved to benefit. Ms. Dougherty continues her education and attends monthly conferences across the country to stay up to date on current market trends and resources to amplify her efforts in assisting job seekers, companies and community organizations. She is also a part of several business and entrepreneurial networking groups across the country and internationally to develop new opportunities and learn about the challenges that affect business in other cultural and economic climates.
Ms. Dougherty is an active member of the leadership team with Roll Call Chicagoland and also volunteers through many community organizations focused on assisting veterans, people with disabilities, women, entrepreneurs, the LGBTQ community and many more. This service has prepared her to position herself and the companies she works with to have optimum impact in the communities they serve and elevate the mission of said organizations. Ms. Dougherty is also recognized in the Diversity and Inclusion field as an ardent volunteer and dedicated ambassador for a variety of important causes. She seeks to drive efficiency, expand impact, elevate influence and lead change in everything she does.
Corporate engagement Chair, Christopher Dillon
Chris joined Walgreens in February, 2016, as the Diversity Initiatives Consultant. He is responsible for the Military/Veteran and Disability outreach nationwide.
Prior to Walgreens, Chris spent some time as an HR & Veteran Employment Consultant with Interim HR Consulting, Veteran Services & Community OneSource Manager and Training Specialist with Easter Seals, Return to Vendor & Loss Prevention Investigator with The Home Depot. Also during this time, Chris stayed active with the Diversity Committee with Chicago SHRM, as well as helping Veterans find employment.
Chris retired from the Army in 2006 after 23 years of service in both the Army and Marine Corps. As a Combat Engineer and Infantry, Chris has held positions as Company & Battalion Tactical NCO at USMA West Point, First Sergeant & Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant and Drill Sergeant Leader, Section Leader, Operations Sergeant, Squad Leader, Team Leader. His awards include; Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), USMC Good Conduct Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army NCO Professional Development w/ #3, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon w/ #3, Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, German Schutzenschnur (Silver), Army Valorous Unit, Army Superior Unit, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy/Marine Meritorious Unit Citation.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and an MBA, both with a Human Resource Management concentration from Colorado Technical University.
Strategic Chair, Heydo Zando
Heydo Zando is currently serving as a Master Sergeant in the US Marine Corps Reserves. He is assigned as the Chicago Representative to the Marine for Life Program.
Marine For Life Network connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service. Marine for Life Network is an extension of the Marine ethos “Once a Marine, Always a Marine”. The Marine for Life Network is a continuation of the Marine Corps’ strategic engagement with Marines and their families across the continuum of the Marine For Life cycle - commencing with their entry into the Corps, symbolized in their earning the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, through their transition to Veteran Marine status and the return of these quality citizens back to their communities.
Mr. Zando previously served with the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment. The Wounded Warrior Regiment provides leadership and ensures compliance with laws and DoD instructions related to the support, recovery, and non-medical care of combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, Sailors attached to Marine units, and their family members in order to maximize their recovery as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.
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