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STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Former Oklahoma congressman Dan Boren has joined the advisory board of SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the nation's military veterans by providing them with the resources they need to overcome obstacles to leading to fuller lives.
"Dan Boren is a recognized leader in the fields of technology and health, which is the intersection where SoldierStrong's commitment to our veterans meets," said Chris Meek, the organization's co-founder. "His former service on the House Armed Services Committee and House Select Committee on Intelligence are testaments to his commitment to the well-being of America's active duty military personnel and veterans. I join our entire board of directors in welcoming Dan because his exceptional leadership, can-do spirit and record of results prove he's a real difference maker on issues that matter to SoldierStrong and the men and women we serve."
Boren is the president of corporate development for the Chickasaw Nation, a federally recognized Native American nation, located in Oklahoma. In that role, he helps to drive the nation’s business diversification strategy.
Before joining the Nation, Boren represented Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District for four terms before retiring in 2013. While in Congress, he also played a leadership role on Native American issues, serving as the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Indian Affairs. Before election to Congress in 2004, Boren served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and was the first freshman ever to be elected as caucus chairman.
Boren also serves on various boards of directors including the National Rifle Association, Seminole State College Educational Foundation, the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation and Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics at Texas Christian University and master's degree in international business from the University of Oklahoma. He resides in Edmond, Okla., with his wife, Andrea, and their two children, Janna and Hunter.
"When I see everything that the people of SoldierStrong have accomplished on behalf of our nation's greatest heroes such as donating 15 exoskeletons to the Veterans Affairs Health System and four such devices to other medical facilities, for instance – I know I want to help them do more," Boren said. "It is an honor to join SoldierStrong's advisory board and to share in the commitment to help military veterans who have given so much in defense of our freedom."
SoldierStrong, previously known as SoldierSocks, helps American patriots literally take their next steps forward. Through educational scholarships and by harnessing the most innovative technology in advanced rehabilitation, we help our returning service men and women to continue moving in the only direction they should know – forward. Nearly every dollar SoldierStrong receives goes towards direct support of American patriots so that they can re-acclimate to civilian life. Our organization works to remind those men and women who sacrificed so much that we are forever thankful. For more information, visit: https://www.soldierstrong.org/
CONTACT: Eric Woolson