Shelle Michaels is Soldiers’ Angels’ volunteer National Communication Officer and has been with the organization since 2004. Soldiers’ Angels ( www.soldiersangels.org ) is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families. Along with her media leadership role (with special focus on social media), she is involved in many areas of the organization to include state director for North Dakota, and brought the Ladies of Liberty team to life within Soldiers’ Angels.
Michaels belongs to many state wide committees in North Dakota in regards to our heroes, such as the Interservice Family Assistance Committee, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR), North Dakota National Guard Service member and Family Support Advisory Council, and is the chairperson for the Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce Military Task Force.
She was appointed as the first board member to Vet Tix Foundation based in Phoenix. Through The Veteran Tickets Foundation, now those who care about Veterans have a way to give back. Every day, in every city, there are events with empty seats that could be filled by those who served. More than that, many event tickets are simply unaffordable for average people. We believe the events that bring Americans together in the spirit of celebration, competition and camaraderie-those all-American moments are the times we need welcome and acknowledge our Veterans.
Michaels is newly appointed to the Gallant Few Board (www.gallantfew.org) and a committee member for the National Warfighter’s Symposium (http://nationalwarfighter.org/)
While supporting the military, she has personally received the Points of Light award by former President George Bush Sr., the Dunkin’ Foundation Serving Heroes award, Soaring Eagle award, the Distinguished Center of Influence and the Outstanding Center of Influence (x2) awards from the North Dakota Army National Guard and the Lifetime Presidential Award being awarded through her work with the United States Air Force.
Michaels taught Public Relations at the University of North Dakota for 5 years and focused her graduate work on Utilizing Social Networking Sites to Advance Public Relations Campaigns. She now lives in Bismarck, ND and is employed by Rasmussen College in Bismarck, ND as the Military Education Manager.
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