The VTF Team


Our management team is comprised of veterans with 80 years’ business experience in sales, employment, business start-ups, operations, and marketing. We have established strong, collaborative relationships with subject experts and industry leaders whose extended capabilities, resources, and skills supplement our own.

Management Team


Phillip Trigg

Executive Director

Phil is a retired Army Officer and a Vietnam veteran. His military career includes assignments in intelligence at the...

Full Bio

Tim Labus

Vice President Operations and Marketing

Tim has 40 plus years of progressive marketing communications, military advertising and franchise experience. His skills include hands-on program...

Full Bio

Bob Nunn

Senior Mentor

A former military Armor officer in the U.S. Army, Bob Nunn has many years working in franchise expansion and...

Full Bio

Dick Mueller

Senior Mentor

Dick is a Senior Mentor with the Veterans’ Transition Forum (VTF) helping veterans choose the best civilian career after...

Full Bio

Barbara Marshall

Senior Mentor

Barbara is a Senior Mentor with the Veterans’ Transition Forum (VTF), a Business Ownership Coach with FranSelect and an...

Full Bio

Michael Steele

Senior Mentor

Michael has over 35 years of successful, diversified, marketing, management, decision – making and leadership experience, including executive level...

Full Bio

Board of Directors


Phillip Trigg

Executive Director

Phil is a retired Army Officer and a Vietnam veteran. His military career includes assignments in intelligence at the...

Full Bio

Tim Labus

Vice President Operations and Marketing

Tim has 40 plus years of progressive marketing communications, military advertising and franchise experience. His skills include hands-on program...

Full Bio

Donna Ettenson

Vice President, Operations America’s SBDC (ASBDC)

Donna Ettenson currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for the America’s SBDC. The association representing 63 state...

Full Bio

Rear Admiral Norton Joerg (Ret.)

Mr. Joerg is a retired Navy Officer and Judge Advocate. For his most recent military assignment, begun in December,...

Full Bio