In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Deb Kliman, Sr. Executive Director of Human Resources (HR), participated in the Workforce Insight for Individuals with Disabilities panel discussion at Arcadia University on Thursday, Oct 23, 2014.
Ms. Kliman and another senior-level HR professional made up the panel and discussed topics around workplace environments for individuals with disabilities and the rights of individuals with disabilities from an HR standpoint. Ms. Kliman took the opportunity to highlight Sabre as being a disabled friendly employer and explaining that an individual with a disability has the opportunity to request an accommodation for any part of the employment process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the event, Ms. Kliman commented, “The best thing about participating on the panel was the connection that I felt to the students. The personal connection and trust established led a great Q&A session”.
Several Sabre employees spent a beautiful day on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 supporting the Allied Forces Foundation (AFF) SideXSide Team at the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon, a 26.2-mile race that runs throughout Arlington, Va. and Washington, D.C., and ends at the Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial. Sabre sponsored the Team led by Senior Director of Business Development Stuart Taylor. Stuart is an AFF Director and devotes much of his free time to supporting wounded warriors and their families.
Sabre volunteers, along with some members of their families, helped man stations along the route to hand out water and food and cheer on the SideXSide Team. One volunteer commented on the day, “We enjoyed the day tremendously as well as the people we met. I was frankly amazed at how many times my family thanked me for including them.” Two employees both remarked how rewarding it was to support the SideXSide Team. “It was very humbling to experience the determination of the wounded, seeing soldiers and fire fighters running in full gear, and others out there giving their best,” said one. “We look forward to doing this again next year,” according to the other.
The SideXSide Team consists of a mix of U.S., British, Australian and Danish serving military, wounded and retired veterans whose mission is to build relations, insight and awareness of the sacrifice our great military nations have undertaken. This year, the SideXSide Team was comprised of 120 participants, of which 30 were wounded warriors from across the allied nations.
Funds raised by the SideXSide Team helps support wounded combat veterans and their families, and Gold Star families (those who lost their spouse / father in combat) by funding a trip to Walt Disney World®. Disney is not the answer to all of their problems, but a holiday for a wounded family for a few days can make a world of difference! If you would like more information about the Allied Forces Foundation, or are interested in supporting, please visit http://www.alliedforcesfoundation.org/sidexside.html.
The Hollywood Lions annual tournament supports a variety of local charities, and Sabre has proudly partnered with the Club for 12 consecutive years. In addition to contributing funds, Sabre provides the Hollywood Lions with staff assistance for conducting the tournament. Sabre had two teams participate this year.
The Lions Club focuses on sight-related charities, collecting used eyeglasses and providing new glasses for low-income residents, and this annual golf event continues to be the Club’s major fundraiser.
Ms. Jarabak will have corporate management responsibility and authority over Sabre’s centralized BD functions. She will oversee and manage critical BD functions including pipeline development and management; capture strategies, planning and tracking; proposal development; cost and pricing; management of bid and proposal resources; small business strategy; marketing; and market research and analysis. Ms. Jarabak will collaborate with functional counterparts across the company to ensure the best solutions are brought forward to customers, and make certain Sabre is appropriately positioned for strategic, enterprise-wide campaigns. She will operate primarily from the company’s Alexandria, Va. office location.
“Marie’s proven track record of success makes her a perfect fit for the position; one that is vital to Sabre’s continued growth,” said Phil Jaurigue, President and CEO of Sabre. “She has proven to be invaluable in many of Sabre’s proposal efforts, and the combination of her technical acumen and tenacity make her well suited for this expanded role.”
Ms. Jarabak is being promoted to this position after spending three years at Sabre as Director of BD. Prior to joining the company, she held BD positions at Strategic Analysis, Inc., Consolidated Safety Services, and Lockheed Martin. Ms. Jarabak is a graduate of George Mason University with a degree in Government and International Policy.
Sabre Senior Director Stuart Taylor was invited to the Pentagon as a guest of Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Secretary Jessica Wright on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Secretary Wright is the senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense on recruitment, career development, pay and benefits for 1.4 million active duty military personnel, 1.1 million Guard and Reserve personnel, 748,000 DoD civilians, and is responsible for overseeing the overall state of military readiness. Mrs. Wright is also retired Major General in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Mr. Taylor provided assistance to Secretary Wright during a recent visit to the U.K. and was recognized for his efforts in helping promote the cause for British and American wounded warriors and their families through his leadership in the Allied Forces Foundation (AFF). Secretary Wright is photographed holding The USA Baton which is held in custody by the AFF. “The Baton (the handle of a military stretcher) is a symbol of national conscience – of pride, hope, courage and suffering. Most importantly, it is a message of gratitude from those who wish to support the brave men and women of our armed forces who regularly risk their lives so that we may live with freedom of choice, peace and safety.” http://www.thebaton.co.uk/what-is-the-baton/.
Sabre sponsored the event, which is, according to the organization’s website, “The only festival of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The event features more than 165 artist booths; 30 performers on two stages; activities for kids in the Discovery Tent, Studio School, and the Zany Zone; and great food, wine and beer. Street performers, including stilt walkers, mimes, living statues, balloon artists, bubble artists, and strolling artists can also be found throughout the festival.”
Thanks to Sabre’s sponsorship of the event, the company received ten tickets, which the Lexington Park office raffled off to interested local employees.
Senior Propulsion Engineer Howard Gregory represented Sabre at the Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS), held Sept. 8 – 11, 2014, in Dayton, Ohio. Over 1,000 attendees from the aerospace community, academia and the Armed Forces listened to presentations that focused on the topic “Adapting to a Changing Battlespace”.
Gregory presented the results of Sabre’s Integrated Propulsion Power and Thermal Management S&T Demonstration Study (IPPTMS) during the “Strategic Visions” workshop. The presentation attracted more than 50 people, and generated significant interest in Sabre’s conclusions and recommendations. Joe Doychak, the U.S. Navy sponsor of the study, congratulated Sabre for an outstanding effort and thanked Gregory for his presentation.