Jamaica Plain resident and Marine Corps veteran Coleman Nee was appointed to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) board of directors at the organization’s 96th national convention recently, according to a press release.
As director, Nee will make key decisions for the nearly 1.3 million-member veteran service organization.
Nee served as Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services from 2011-2015, where he oversaw a $120 million budget including municipal veterans’ benefits programs, Veterans/Gold Star Families annuity program, long-term care facilities, and cemeteries.
He also oversaw the creation of the Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment (SAVE) program, which supports veterans and their families coping with the stresses of returning from war and assist them in obtaining veterans benefits and services; and the Massachusetts’ Women’s Veterans Network, a women veteran’s advocacy organization.
Prior to working with the Commonwealth, Nee worked in public policy development, public relations, and commercial, not-for-profit, and private-sector management for over 20 years.
Nee is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and a DAV life member. He is currently the CEO of Triangle, Inc., which is an organization that provides housing, careers, and leadership and safety skills to those with disabilities.