In this episode of Business Edge, special guest John LeVering discusses his time in the Navy and how the lessons he learned as a student leader translated to his career. He also speaks to how he decided to join the Navy after graduating college, and gives advice to current students seeking a similar career path. Furthermore, he urges current students and emerging professionals to continue to learn and grow throughout their careers to become the best leaders they can be.
John graduated with a degree in International Business from Boise State University in 1998. He was initiated in 1995 by the Theta Omicron Chapter. He served as vice president of membership and president and later as a chapter advisor. In 2000, John received a commission as an officer in the US Navy as a Supply Officer. Following a successful tour as a Supply Department Head he was selected to serve at Naval Reactors Headquarters in 2003. Now a federal employee, his current responsibilities include serving as the Lead Business Manager for Aircraft Carrier procurement, repair, and inactivation. John received his MBA in 2007 from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business. A successful entrepreneur, in 2007, he started Patriotic AdVANtures, LLC, one of the fastest growing vanpool commuting service providers in the DC area. His outside interests include most sports, real estate, and entrepreneurship.