A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and highly-regarded advocate for veterans, Todd comes to NVI with a rich background in philanthropic, corporate, advocacy-related and community-based engagement with veterans.
Prior to his work with NVI, Todd served as Director of UberMilitary, where he worked on Uber’s public policy team and developed companywide policies and procedures supporting veterans and military families. Before joining Uber, he served as the Military and Veteran Affairs (MVA) Relationship Manager in the office of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Company, where he oversaw a national portfolio of grants providing support to veteran and military families, focusing on financial capability, economic development, workforce readiness, and affordable housing.
Todd also served as both Deputy Executive Director and Director of Government Affairs for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), where he oversaw membership outreach, external communications, donor cultivation, executive office development and organizational development. He also led a successful advocacy campaign, representing IAVA’s membership to Congress and the Obama administration, to pass the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other major legislative recommendations focusing on veterans. Before joining IAVA, Todd worked with the Project on Government Oversight and the Office of Congressman Jim Kolbe.
Todd served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 2011. During his time in the Marine Corps he served two tours in Iraq, one tour in Afghanistan and a tour in South America. His military honors include the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” device for Valor, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Presidential Unit Citation and Combat Action Ribbon (two awards).
Todd has served as a member of the Pat Tillman Foundation Regional Screening Committee, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Gala Leadership Committee and Mentor, Team Rubicon volunteer, and Team RWB volunteer. He is also a former Awesome Foundation DC trustee and serves on the board for the GWOT Memorial Foundation and the Armed Services Arts Partnership. He is also a Red Card certified wildland firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management.
Todd’s work supporting veterans has been highlighted by the Washington Post,Men’s Health Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, Reuters and the Associated Press.