Co-Founder / International & National Chamber Development & Marketing at the American Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Co-Founder / Marketing Director at the DFW Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Founder / DFW Networking Diva
Christine is a life long patriot. Her grandfather served in the Marines, her uncle served in the Army, and her youngest son is currently serving in the Air Force. Her family even has discharge papers for a great grandpappy that was a Civil War veteran. Well known for her positive energy, Christine’s enthusiasm is often contagious. She likes to say that she spreads sunshine wherever she goes. Helping others is truly what motivates her and brings joy to her servant’s heart. Christine focuses on connecting people to who they want to know, hence the title Networking Diva. She helps people develop relationships with their family, friends, and colleagues She connects professionals to employment opportunities and recruiters. She connects business owners to synergy partners, referral partners, and to their potential clients. And whenever she meets a veteran, she tries to connect them to as many veteran resources as possible.
Bobby served in the Army for 10 years, the majority of which with Army Special Forces. While with 5th SFG(A), Bobby was deployed overseas four times in the group’s area of responsibility including: Afghanistan, Jordan, and Lebanon. Upon completion of his tenure with 5th SFG(A), Bobby served three years as a Small Unit Tactics instructor as part of the Special Forces Qualification Course in Camp Mackall, NC. Bobby transitioned from military service in 2019, and currently works in the financial services industry focusing on the financial betterment of veterans and their families. Growing up around horses, Bobby will tell you first-hand the value the animals bring to mental stability, and their proven abilities to help heal the scars that have resulted from traumatic experiences. In his free time, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, travelling, and golfing.
Kenneth J. Kwiatkowski is a seasoned executive professional of over 25 years in the Public Accounting and Private Accounting arenas which includes working for a Big Five Accounting Firm. In his private roles serving as Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Chief Operating Officer for both for profit and not for profit corporations. Ken was also nominated CFO of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Ken has also served on many Not-for-Profit Boards in the capacity as Chairman of the Board, Treasurer, Audit Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Building Committee Chair and Development Committee Chair which these organizations have all benefited for his expertise while raising over $4.0 million cumulatively for these organizations and bringing their awareness to the community.
Ken enjoys spending time with his family, Shannon his wife of over 28 years and his two children Victoria and his son AJ. Prior to his private life, Ken is a Service-Connected United States Navy Veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
RUBY C. SPENCER, USNR
Chief Spencer was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in N. Wilkesboro, NC. She entered the Military in November 1979 after Graduating High School and attended Recruit Training at Lackland AFB and reported directly to Moody AFB Ga for OJT and amended A School. After an 18 year sabbatical, she re-entered the military due to her passion to serve after 911. She joined the U.S. Navy in October 2002 to pursue enhanced career opportunities
Her first duty assignment was Moody AFB, Ga: 347TH Tactical Supply Group: Rapid Deployment Force, Deploying in support of Phantom One and Phantom Two exercises with both Saudi and Egyptian pilots and their support crews, Nov 1979 to MAY 1982, Her first Navy duty assignment was COMLOGRON, Colts Neck, NJ as Supply and Admin LPO. Other assignments include: USS Detroit, Colts Neck, NJ; NAV AIR Det Charlotte, NC; MIUW 205, Charleston, SC as the Supply LPO. There she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 Boat Division 1012, Charleston, SC; Coastal Riverine Squadron One, San Diego, CA where she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom serving as both the Supply LPO, Assistant Command Career Counselor, and she was a Coxswain U/I; Maritime Expeditionary Security Detachment 1032, Gulfport, MI serving as the Command Career Counselor, Security Squadron /VBSS Team Member, Assistant Hazardous Materials Manager, when she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; Operational Support Unit Charleston, SC; Unit LPO, Administration LPO, and Command Career Counselor; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Four Head Quarters, Charleston, SC; Supply LPO and FCPOA President; Mobile Mine Assembly Unit, Charleston, SC. Serving as both the Senior Enlisted Leader and the Executive Officer due to gapped billets. LCS MCM Mayport, Florida, LCPO of Supply and Administration, Command Career Counselor, Education Services Officer, and Detachment B. LCPO. Navy Region South East Reserve Component Command Jacksonville, Florida serving as the LCPO of Supply. Currently Assigned to DLA DSU Six Jacksonville, FL as the Administration LCPO. She deployed with DLA DS Six as the Senior Enlisted Leader and NCOIC over a joint task force for Qatar Operations.
Chief’s schools include, Basic Supply School at Moody AFB, Ga; Master at Arms , SRF-B, Charleston, SC, DOD Security/Police Course, NWS Charleston, SC; Work Center Supervisor, Little Creek,Va; Reaction Force School and Sentry (Fixed & Roving), Williamsburg, Va; Supply and Fiscal Support New Orleans, LA; LCS SRF-B. She has an Associate’s Degree from the College of the Air Force (Valdosta State) Moody AFB, Ga, Grantham University Courses, Basic Math and Computer Skills, Colorado Technical College, Currently pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree Criminal Justice in Behavior Sciences.
Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (Two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (One award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various other personal and unit awards.