The nation’s largest military-arts organization, the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP), has appointed AMSG CEO Jim O’Farrell as the new Chair of its Board of Directors.
AMSG is a leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) government contractor. ASAP is a nonprofit organization with a mission to foster creative communities where veterans and military families thrive through the arts.
ASAP uses the arts as a powerful set of tools for veterans and military-connected people to move through questions of identity, community, tragedy, purpose, and war. The organization’s evidence-based arts education programs directly address many of the challenges veterans face in their post-military life.
As Chair, Jim works closely with ASAP Executive Director Brian Jenkins and the entire board to set the organization’s strategy, facilitate governance, and fundraise while maximizing the impact of the mission.
“Seeing ASAP’s mission up close will convince anyone just how valuable this program is for veterans and their families,” said O’Farrell, who is a U.S. Navy veteran. “Many veterans continue to face real challenges, and ASAP is making a tremendous difference combating isolation and improving well-being. I’m confident we’ll continue to expand the organization so more people can benefit from these programs.”
In addition to his military background, O’Farrell has been a driving force behind AMSG’s success in the government contracting sector. His leadership has propelled the company to new heights, earning a reputation for excellence and commitment to service. Jim’s success leading AMSG contributes to his effectiveness in supporting ASAP.
“Jim brings a bold, optimistic vision to our board,” said Jenkins, a 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. “He’s an action-based person and he cares deeply about the impact that we’re having in the military community. I know he’ll do all that he can to advance our mission because he has already done so much.”
Under Jim’s leadership, AMSG has consistently demonstrated a commitment to supporting veterans, both within the company and in the community. The company’s partnership with ASAP is a natural extension of this commitment.
Jim’s appointment as Board President signifies a strategic alignment between AMSG and ASAP, emphasizing their shared commitment to empowering veterans and fostering a sense of community through the arts.
With a focus on “Forging Solutions for the Missions that Matter”, AMSG is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) verified, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing services to the U.S. Federal Government. Those services include program/project management, knowledge management, acquisition management, capability development, business process improvement, social media, website, mobile apps, webcast management, and administrative support experience. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, with numerous satellite work locations across the country, AMSG directly supports the missions of Department of Defense (including the Marine Corps and Army), Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Health Agency, Department of the Treasury, and Federal Trade Commission. Our core capabilities are provided by AMSG team members, who have deep subject matter expertise, proven experience, and a desire to bring innovative and unique solutions to complex problems. In supporting federal government agencies, we develop business processes and facilitate mission requirements guiding, organizing, and developing technology and infrastructure support and enhancing business relationships.
About Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)
The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is the nation’s largest military-arts organization, with a mission to foster creative communities where veterans and their families thrive. According to peer-reviewed research, the organization’s free, immersive classes foster significant, lasting improvements in resilience, belonging, self-esteem, and integration of self. Learn more at asapasap.org.