New York, NY, May 20, 2013 – American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit organization that connects post-9/11 veterans to business professionals for career guidance, is pleased to announce that Linda McMahon has joined its Board of Directors.
McMahon stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) in Stamford, Connecticut, in September 2009, to run for the U.S. Senate. She was the Republican nominee to represent the people of Connecticut in 2010 and again in 2012. As a business executive, McMahon helped grow WWE from a modest, 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 700 employees in offices worldwide.
McMahon has been widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives. In 2007, she was named one of Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women,” recognizing her accomplishments as a leader in the cable television industry. She spearheaded a wide variety of community and charitable programs at WWE, including the company's Get R.E.A.L. educational and literacy programs. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has recognized WWE as a top wish granter, awarding it its highest honor in 2004. McMahon was appointed to the organization’s National Advisory Council in 2005.
Under McMahon’s leadership, the WWE was the recipient of the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s first ever “Legacy of Hope” (in honor of Bob Hope) award for its extensive support of our troops. In 2007, the company received the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award for its support of deployed service members in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2009, McMahon was appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to serve on the Connecticut Board of Education. McMahon serves on the boards of Sacred Heart University of Fairfield, Connecticut; and the Close Up Foundation, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that works to educate and inspire young people to participate in our democracy. McMahon is a graduate of East Carolina University. She and her husband, Vince, have two adult children and six grandchildren.
About American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners (ACP;www.acp-usa.org) is a New York-based national nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to address veterans' career transition needs through two free programs: a nationwide veteran mentoring program, and an online network, ACP AdvisorNet (www.acp-advisornet.org), offering career, employment and small business advice through a Q&A platform. More than 40 institutions nationwide have partnered with ACP's Veteran Mentoring Program to offer free corporate mentorships to the brave men and women who have served our nation.
ACP’s Advisory Council members include Diane Bodman, Richard Danzig, Robert J. Dole, Christine A. Ferer, Dr. John J. Hamre, John P. Havens, Karen Hughes, Jack H. Jacobs, Mark “Ranger” Jones, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., John M. Keane, William Kristol, Mary Jo Myers, Richard B. Myers, Lynne Pace, Peter Pace, David H. Petraeus, Dennis Ross, James A. Runde, Peter J. Schoomaker, Henry Hugh Shelton, George P. Shultz, Lawrence H. Summers, and Paul Wolfowitz.
ACP Media Contact
Colleen Deere – 212.752.0700