Robert Vane

Robert Vane

President and CEO


Veteran Strategies, Inc.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Joined the military
Undergraduate degree
Master's Degree
Chose politics as my vehicle for marketing myself and proving myself
Separated my personal life from my business life
Took a leap of faith to start my own gig...it's no day at the beach, but there are benefits.

Education

High School
Howe High School
Bachelor
European Historypolitical science
IUPUI
Graduate
European History
IUPUI

Career

President and CEO

Media relations, public outreach, crisis communications consulting...writing, editing.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Writing
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Writing, meetings, phone calls--nothing unusual at all, but it is certainly not 9 to 5.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Reading is the best educator of all. Be prepared to analyze and consider the opposite of what you first thought or proposed--it may just be the best option in the end.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Work in politics, volunteer in politics--it's where things happen and big decisions are made. Nearly every one of our city's major organizations is helmed by someone who working in politics or government.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
European Historypolitical science
graduate
Graduate
European History

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"Be very careful about starting your own business--most of them fail and it requires a lot of hard work and long hours. Be prepared for both."