Arizona's Award-Winning Companies Seek to Hire Arizona Military Veterans

PHOENIX, AZ — December 5, 2014 — BestCompaniesAZ will host a “Best Company Military Career Event” in conjunction with the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open and Birdies for the Brave(R) at Monterra WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. All United States active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, and their spouses/significant others are invited to attend at no charge. Registration is required by visiting

On Jan. 26th, pre-event workshops begin at 11 a.m. for military job seekers interested in resume and interview coaching support. The official event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a formal welcome and introduction from BestCompaniesAZ, Waste Management and Birdies for the Brave. Industry presentations and panel discussions will occur every 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 p.m., featuring approximately three to five companies per industry. Each VIP sponsor will share a personal success story from a military veteran employee who has successfully built a civilian career with one of Arizona’s best employers. Event details, featured companies and registration can be found at

“At BestCompaniesAZ, we believe the commitment and dedication these courageous heroes have demonstrated in service to our country should be rewarded with the opportunity to be connected and employed with some of the best companies Arizona has to offer,” says Denise Gredler, founder and CEO, BestCompaniesAZ. “We have partnered with more than 30 award- winning companies that recognize the value our veterans bring to the workplace and are committed to hiring Arizona’s military talent. These employers understand that it’s a smart business decision.”

All hiring companies in attendance have earned prestigious state and national workplace awards such as Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, CareerBuilder’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, Arizona’s Best Companies to Watch, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For(R) in America, FORTUNE Most Admired Companies, Military Times Best for Vets Employers, US Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best and other “military-friendly” company awards.

VIP sponsors and industry presenters include Charles Schwab, Dignity Health Arizona, Synchrony Financial, USAA and Waste Management. Gold level sponsors include Progrexion and Department of Administration. Additional award-winning sponsors include GoDaddy, Hyatt Regency-Phoenix, Kitchell, Medtronic, National Bank of Arizona, Quicken Loans, Total Transit, Vanguard and more. Media partner is Arizona Business Magazine and AZ Big Media. Career coaching partners include Career Connectors, Grand Canyon University and Top Talent Consulting’s Veteran Job Matching Program, and Canyon State Institute.

Arizona companies interested in sponsoring and participating in this event may contact Denise Gredler at dgredler(at) or call 480-545-5151 by December 12, 2014.

Featuring 132 of the world’s best professional golfers, the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held January 26 — February 1, 2015 at TPC Scottsdale. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2015 edition will mark the 80th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the sixth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. For tickets and more information, visit

About BestCompaniesAZ
BestCompaniesAZ has been at the forefront of identifying, developing, and promoting Arizona’s best companies for more than 10 years. As co-founder of the very first workplace award program in Arizona, BestCompaniesAZ is committed to helping companies maximize their branding, recruitment and retention results by offering consulting services in the areas of employee surveying, best practices, national and local award consulting, culture development, human resources and promotional consulting services. For more information, visit

About Birdies for the Brave
Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans. The PGA TOUR subsequently adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded it to include a variety of military outreach initiatives, including military appreciation activities during PGA TOUR tournaments and a series Birdies for the Brave fundraising events conducted at the TOUR’s TPC clubs nationwide — an effort that has raised more than $13 million for military homefront groups that are supported by TOUR players, which provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded warriors and military families. For more information, please visit or follow them on Facebook.

About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are the largest residential recycler and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill-gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more visit

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Burchfield & Wolin Public Relations
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