Aaron “Ike” Isaacson is welcomed as the newly-selected Executive Director of VETS by Richard “Buck” Ward (right). . The duo first met nearly 20 years ago before Ike began his military service. Ward was an executive at the FNIS subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial and Ike was a colleague handling business research projects.
Ward co-founded VETS in 1990 with two partners, all veterans, but they agreed to suspend operations when all three were diagnosed with cancer. Ward complemented Ike with the observation that “Pete and Jeff would have been pleased to know that Ike plans to continue the efforts the three of us started nearly 30 years ago. Ike’s the ideal combination of business skills, leadership and personal dedication to public service.”