Board Members

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mark runge

 Mark Joseph Runge Served in the Regular Army from 1988-1994, when he earned an Honorable discharge.  His main duty station was Ft. Lewis, WA, where he supported the 2nd of the 75th Ranger Battalion and the 1st Special Forces Group as an infantry soldier and Track Vehicle Mechanic.  During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Mark's task force was attached to the 5th Combat Engineer Group, Heavy. Currently, Mark teaches Upper Division art at Shorecrest Preparatory School,


Grad School: University of South Florida '11 Masters, Latin American Studies, Teaching College: SUNY Empire State '09 B.A. in History, History High School: Ocean City High School '77 Employer: Hillsborough Public Schools Position: Substitute Teacher Time Period: April 2009 - Present Location: Tampa, FL Description: High and Middle school sub Employer: Mario's Cabinets Inc. Position: Director Time Period: May 1997 - Present Location: Tampa, FL Description: Partner in Cabinet Business


University of Maryland College Park

Barhelor of Science , Management , 2001

Member of Business Networks International and are very active as with Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon. Hank currently serves as the Second Vice President of the congregation and is the Building and Grounds Chairperson. Also, members of the Tampa Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and serve on the Brandon Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee. Active member of the local chapter of the Jewish War Veterans.


Hank Mart's Honors:

2008, New York Life Executive Council Award
2008, Nominee for the Business Of The Year Award from the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce.
2008, New York Life New Org Mutual Fund Champion
2007, New York Life New Org Long-term Care Champion
2006, First Command's Silver Level Achievement Award
2005, Eastern Division Rookie of the Year Award
2005, Adviser Team Leader for the District of the Year
2005, Gold Level Achievement Award
2004, Most New Clients Created Award
2004, Bronze Level Achievement Award
1983 - 2003, Served our nation for over 20 years in the United States Air Force receiving 5 Meritorious Service Medals, 2 Accommodation Medals, 2 Achievement Medals, and numerous other decoration and awards.

dave caveda





Founder and Executive Director

Home Town: Wellesley, Massachusetts

Born: January 25th, 1961

Background: Over twenty-seven years service in the United States Army; retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida in 2007.

Founded Vetmade Industries, Inc. (Non-profit 501c3) in Tampa, Florida.


B.A. Political Science, University of Maine (Orono) 1984

M.S. Administration, Central Michigan University 1998

U.S. Army Resident Command and General Staff College 1998

U.S. Army Ranger School 1985

U.S. Army Airborne School 1981