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Employee Spotlight: Vinny Valinotti

First Nation Group is proud to introduce July’s Employee Spotlight, Vinny Valinotti!

Vinny plays a key role on the First Nation Group team as our Director of Contracts. On a day off, you will most likely find Vinny jamming out to bands at his local concert venues or enjoying the great outdoors!

Those that know Vinny would describe him as trustworthy, dependable, and patient. As a Veteran himself, his commitment to supporting our nation’s heroes is truly inspiring. Vinny, we truly appreciate everything you do as an exceptional member of the First Nation Group family!

Below is a sneak peek into the life of Vinny Valinotti through this month’s Employee Spotlight!

Do you have a charity that is near and dear to your heart? Who and why?
The United Service Organizations (USO). I have seen first-hand how they make the lives of service members better, both at home and in deployed environments.

What is a stand-out memory you have from working at First Nation Group?
Attending the Oscar Mike charity ball. It was inspiring to see some of the injured Veterans and how much they appreciate what Oscar Mike does for them.

“We are so lucky to have Vinny on our team, as his expertise and leadership are second to none! I really appreciate his passion for service to our country as a Colonel in the Army Reserves, a Contracting Officer, and the Chief Pricing Branch, Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Division as well as his continued service through all that we do to serve Veterans and our military at First Nation Group!”

– Steve Flannery, President, Pharmaceuticals Division

What do you love most about First Nation Group?
How my team, and everyone in the company, immediately welcomed me in and made me feel like I was an important part of the company and its mission.

What is your biggest takeaway from your time at First Nation Group?
I have been inspired by how dedicated everyone is to serving our nation’s Veterans and serving their communities, in addition to the talent that they bring to their work roles.

What are three words you would use to describe First Nation Group?
Serving. Veterans. First. I know that is part of our marketing, but it has really stuck with me.

Vinny, we truly appreciate everything you do as an exceptional member of the First Nation Group family!