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ATC Holds First Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

November 8, 2013 - Albany, GA - Albany Technical College will hold their first annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, beginning at 10am, in the Kirkland Conference Center.

Keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Daniel J. Gillan, current President/Chief Executive Officer of the Albany Area YMCA. Gillan served over 32 years as a United States Marine, retiring in 2009 after serving two years as CEO and Commander of the Maintenance Center Albany at MCLB. At MCLB, Gillan led a workforce of over 2000 Marines and Civilian Marines providing maintenance, repair and overhaul of Marine Corps ground combat equipment while managing an annual budget with revenue of over $375 million.

Following his career as an active duty Marine, Gillan served as Defense Consultant, Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, a consultant group that provides strategy and technology analytical support of Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany. In this position, Gillan managed an annual budget of $2.1 million. He was responsible for career management, hiring and mentoring of personnel as well as business development, marketing, and implementation of Booz Allen Hamilton’s diversity and volunteerism initiatives.

In addition to his many career accomplishments, Gillan is also a fitness enthusiast who is certified as a Personal Trainer and Aquatics Fitness Professional. His relationship with the Albany Area YMCA began in 2008 as a member and then again January 2011 when he began leading Y members in Boot Camp fitness classes four days a week. Gillan is very active in community activities and organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Knights of Columbus, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Boy Scouts of America, Youth Ministry and Albany Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.

Color Guard will be provided by Westover High School ROTC. Three students from Albany High School will perform the National Anthem. A special video tribute will be presented, as well as an Albany Tech student who wrote a winning essay about Veteran’s Day.


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