Community Pillar

The Community Pillar mission is to connect veterans with opportunities to give back to those in need, engage with civic and non-profit organizations, and provide personal leadership in serving the community.

 

Patrick Griffith, Team RWB and Kevin Horgan, UPS (Ret.)

Patrick GriffinPatrick Griffith, Team RWB & Co-Director of the Community Pillar

Patrick Griffith is the Southeast Regional Program Manager for Team Red, White, and Blue. He is responsible for the mentorship, growth, and development of the Chapter and Community Program and leading the volunteer leaders within the Southeast Region. Team RWB is non-profit that enriches the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activities as well as leadership development.

Prior to joining Team RWB, Patrick was an Operations and Logistics Manager for Target’s Food Distribution Center in Lake City, FL where he managed a team responsible for production flow.

Patrick served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician earning his Senior Badge with the US Army, including deployments to Afghanistan, Africa, and Columbia. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science from Bethel University where he also served as an assistant coach in Bethel’s football program.

Patrick serves as a Co-Director of the Community Service Pillar.

He now resides in Atlanta with his wife, Brittany, and their two dogs, Gracie and Cash. He enjoys functional fitness, being outdoors, and all sports.

Kevin Horgan

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Kevin Horgan, UPS (Ret.) & Co-Director of the Community Pillar

Kevin Horgan retired in February 2017 after 33 years with UPS.  An attorney, he worked in real estate, engineering, and operations in six different geographical locations:  New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and Atlanta.  Kevin also works as an advisor to the UPS corporate Veterans Business Resource Group in Atlanta.

Kevin served in the USMC from 1979 to 1984 as an infantry officer.  After walking off the depot in August of ’84, he began attending law school at night while loading trucks for UPS in the early morning hours.

Kevin earned a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law (88) and a BA in English from St. Bonaventure University (79).  He was admitted to the bar in both New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

Kevin has been an at-Large member of Vetlanta since its inception; is a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus; has been an ACP mentor since 2012; and serves as an advisor to the Board of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation.  Since 2013 he has been a Board Member of the Community Assistance Center of Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, and is a past vice president.

Kevin has written two historical novels on unique aspects of the Civil War:  The March of the 18th, A Story of Crippled Heroes in the Civil War (pub 2013); and, The March of the Orphans And the Battle of Stones River (pub 2015).  He donates half his royalties to charities for veterans.

Kevin has been married to Maureen for 35 years and they have four adult children:  Kelly (m. John Colasante), Daniel, Eileen (m. Renato Fraga), and Pete. They also have one perfect grand-daughter, Ayla Marie.

Their eldest son, Lt. Daniel “Hoff” Horgan, is a US Navy F18E pilot, currently a TOP GUN instructor, soon-to-be assigned as the “Top Hatter’s” Training Officer (Hornets) attached to the USS Stennis.