Jack McManus serves as VVA National Treasurer. He was first elected VVA national treasurer in 1995 and was reelected to the position in 1997. He previously served as the VVA Michigan State Council President for six and one-half years from 1989 to 1996, overseeing the largest state program in VVA. In 1997, he was awarded VVA’s highest honor, the VVA Commendation Medal, for his extraordinary service to the organization, to all veterans, and to the community at large. He has also been recognized by the VVA New York State Council with its Commendation Medal.
During his career as a private businessman, McManus’s company employed approximately 3,500 in two service-sector businesses, with $150 million annually in sales. In 1978, his company was recognized as the first drug-free workplace in the building service contracting industry. The company also emphasizes special hiring programs for handicapped individuals, ex-offenders, and rehabilitated substance abusers for its internal rehabilitation programs. From 1978 to 1985, McManus was the program manager for his company’s contract with the Kennedy Space Center space shuttle program in Florida.
Originally from New York City, Jack McManus joined the Air Force in 1965, where he served until 1969. Between 1967 and 1968, he was assigned to Operation Ranch Hand in Vietnam.
Jack received his B.A. in Business Management from New York University in 1973. He resides in North Carolina with his wife Jackie. He is a recipient of numerous business and community awards.