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Valerie Ellis Lavin of Luminary Deployment

Valerie Ellis Lavin is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant and CEO of sister companies Luminary Global and Luminary Deployment. Luminary Global is a global solution provider specializing in project and event consulting and human capital solutions to government and commercial clients. Luminary Deployment is an end-to- end mobilization services provider catering to defense contractors, civilian federal employees and global corporations. Luminary Deployment customizes services to the client’s needs providing seamless integration across the full spectrum of pre-deployment requirements which include expedited visa and passport processing, MOD13 medical screening, instructor led computer based training, and tactical gear. Valerie’s recognitions include: 2017 Business Woman of the Year Finalist in Business Services Category and winner of the “Roar” Award – Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2016 Susie Steiner’s Community Impact Award – Hillsborough Community College, 2015 Hero at Work Award – Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2014 Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year – Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Valerie serves as Program Director for Women in Defense – Greater Tampa Bay Chapter, USF’s Center for Veteran and Military Family Transition, Professional Philanthropy Network, Tampa Bay Defense Alliance – Ambassador and Mission United – Transition Committee.