Chris Meek is co-founder and chairman of SoldierStrong, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on helping America’s military veterans take their next steps forward. He has been recognized widely for his work in philanthropy, which includes receiving the President’s Call to Service Award (2011) and being named a “Face of Philanthropy” by the Chronicle of Philanthropy (2021). In addition, he has enjoyed a successful career as a financial services executive for over 25 years. He shares his experiences and discusses resiliency, empowerment, and leadership through adversity on his weekly podcast “Next Steps Forward with Chris Meek” via VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network’s Empowerment Channel. More information can be found at www.nextstepsforward.com. In 2022, Meek released his first book Next Steps Forward: Beyond Remembering, The Power of Action.