Velma Hart, CAE, has departed AMVETS, as part of a reduction in force by the Lanham MD-based association.
Her position as CFO will not be filled and the responsibilities have been divided among other staff members. CFO is the most senior of five positions the association has RIF'ed in the past year. "We're confident AMVETS will continue to meet our mission and serve the needs of our veteran community for years to come," a source said.
Hart, ASAE's immediate past chairman, said her situation exemplifies what she has been talking about for the past year, and that she hopes the new Congress will "take corrective action" on the jobs situation in the country, "and help us, make it easier for all of us." Hart was honored recently for her civil approach to an exchange she had with President Obama.