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Concerned Veterans for America names Diego Echeverri as Florida director

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A national veterans group, Concerned Veterans for America, appointed entrepreneur and public policy pro Diego Echeverri as its new Florida State director.

Echeverri, who served as coalitions coordinator for the Mitt Romney 2012 campaign, is a U.S. Army veteran who enlisted shortly after 9/11. After training as a paralegal specialist, he deployed to Afghanistan between 2003 and 2004.

After leaving the Army, Echeverri served as special assistant to the governor of Florida, director of political and economic affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, and as an aide to the chief financial officer of Florida.

Concerned Veterans for America CEO Pete Hegseth said he is “thrilled to add Diego” to the team.

“We’re fortunate to have talented individuals like him advancing our mission of defending freedom and prosperity here in the U.S.,” Hegseth said in a statement.

Echeverri is also co-founder of Bull and Moose, a startup specializing in neckwear for men.

According to its website, Concerned Veterans for America is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that supports a shared vision with “policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.”

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