"Mardi and I have been communicating frequently and she has been very helpful in giving me advice and guidance regarding corporate America. I am learning so much and I appreciate ACP Mentors for this opportunity."
- Elvis B., U.S. Navy, Paired with Amgen Mentor Mardi Balgochian
"George is smart, articulate, and very determined to meet his goals. I look forward to working with him to see that he achieves them."
- John Pride, Fidelity Investments Mentor paired with George E., U.S. Air National Guard
To recognize the successes of ACP’s Protégés, ACP periodically spotlights Protégés who have gone above and the beyond the requirements of the Mentoring Program to make the most of their mentorships. Mentors nominate their Protégés for this recognition by submitting a brief description detailing what their Protégé has done to help ensure their mentorship has been beneficial. ACP then reviews the nominations in order to select which Protégés to spotlight. Protégés are spotlighted on the website and through ACP’s social media.
If you believe that your Protégé deserves to be spotlighted, please email a brief synopsis explaining their dedication to the mentorship to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that ACP reserves the right to post all nominations on our website and social media.
Mentors are encouraged to submit nominations as they wish.
Spotlight: Daniel Costello, Toms River, NJ, US Marine Corps Reserve
Mentor Mark Cox, New York, NY, BlackRock
I am nominating Dan Costello for the Protégé Spotlight. It has been both an honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to mentor Dan. He is an intelligent, eminently capable, dedicated and personable gentleman. Dan and I volunteered together for the 2014 New York City Veteran’s Day Parade, a very moving day, and I could not have asked for a better friend to share the experience with. That also gave me an opportunity to witness first hand his incredibly strong work ethic, natural leadership skills and the commitment and deep sense of personal responsibility with which he approaches every task. I also attended a United States Marine Corps birthday dinner with Dan in 2014 and was able to hear, unsolicited, from his fellow Marines their deep respect and admiration for him as an officer in their unit. Dan and I have developed a good friendship during his mentorship and I have developed a deep respect for him and his approach to his personal, professional and military service commitments. I hope I have been able to provide some guidance to Dan, I have certainly learned much from him in the short time I have known him. Dan recently accepted an offer with Ernst & Young Consulting and I have every confidence he is on his way to a successful career in the financial industry. I look forward to seeing him realize the rewards of the hard work and principled approach with which he tackles all his endeavors.
Spotlight: Kaung Lin, New York, NY, US Army
Mentor Joseph Hays, San Antonio, TX, USAA
I nominate Kaung Set Lin for the Protégé Spotlight. Kaung is incredibly adept at spotting the goal, maintaining focus in pursuit and, just as critically, not missing out on opportunities along the way. Initiative, drive, and dedication only begin to describe his approach to life and family. From our first conversation, Kaung had a very clear understanding of the top priorities in his life. His receptiveness to any guidance and support that would help him shape his military experience into a civilian career that met those priorities was also impeccable. Kaung has been open to understanding himself, how his military experience has shaped him, and ultimately how he can adapt to bring his strongest qualities to bear in a civilian career. As he has set his feet in his new role, he continues to engage with our mentorship to ensure he is shaping his path now for his long term career goals and family needs. I personally feel privileged that I am able to continue our relationship beyond the transition mentorship further into the lifecycle of his burgeoning career!
To recognize the outstanding work of participating Mentors, ACP has created the Mentor of the Month contest. Each month, ACP staff reviews nominations and selects 1-3 Mentors who have had the greatest impact on their Protégés. To commemorate the winners, each selected Mentor is featured on the ACP website and both Mentor and Protégé receive an ACP memento.
If you are a Protégé and would like to recognize the outstanding work of your Mentor, please send up to one paragraph explaining how your Mentor has had a positive impact on you. Please e-mail all submissions to email@example.com. Please note that ACP reserves the right to post all nominations on its website.