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Susan Davis International
1101 K St. NW, Suite 400
District of Columbia
SDI's hands-on executive team has decades of experience managing national and international media, public policy, and political campaigns. Our bipartisan professionals are seasoned strategists whose talents have been forged in the White House, on Capitol
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GI Joe was founded by Greg ...
GI Joe was founded by Greg and Addie Zinone in 2007 to give back to our military men and women in a truly unique, fun, and interactive way.
Addie is a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and served two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004 and from 2007-2008.
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This grassroots effort was launched by the husband-and-wife team of Greg and Addie Zinone who share the bulk of responsibilities, along with Pro vs.
They handle all of the athlete/celebrity bookings, engage in military outreach, handle event planning/coordination/logistics as well as website content - and the organization gets by on more than just a little help from its friends. (Addie is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and has served two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, most recently from 2007 to 2008.) For the tech connectivity, that's where MTNGS comes in.
"They came to us with such a rich, deep knowledge of communications systems," Zinone
"When you meet Greg and Addie
, you fall in love with their vision," Ramsey says.
"We need to get out to a lot of big-time events, obviously, and we'll also put on quite a tailgate 'show' along with the videogames," Zinone
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"Without AirTran Airways we wouldn't be able to reunite our service men and women with their families," said Addie Zinone, founder of Pro vs GI Joe and an Iraq War veteran.
Thumb of Addie Zinone Pros ...
Thumb of Addie Zinone Pros vs. G.I. Joes Deployments make you miss home. From family and friends to In-N-Out burgers and â€œEntourageâ€ viewings, the list grows with every week away. Following two deployments to Iraq, Addie Zinone, 35, noticed many troops wishing they could watch a game in Fenway Park or catch Monday Night Football. She also noted that many troops filled their downtime by playing video games.
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Deployments make you miss home.
From family and friends to In-N-Out burgers and "Entourage" viewings, the list grows with every week away.
Following two deployments to Iraq, Addie Zinone
, 35, noticed many troops wishing they could watch a game in Fenway Park or catch Monday Night Football.
also noted that many troops filled their downtime by playing video games.
According to Zinone
, celebrities congregate at a location in the states while servicemembers assemble at their bases.
The two entities then face off in Call of Duty, Mario Kart, Madden NFL football or Guitar Hero.
believes that fate played a prominent role in their organization.
Listening to the Zinone's own story, it is easy to see why: The two met when they moved in together as roommates, "We were both rooming with a woman that we both knew, but we didn't know each other," she
Zinone has been in the Army Reserve since 2002.
two tours in Iraq in 2003-2004 and 2007-2008.
second tour, the couple had already formulated the idea for the project.
laid the ground work while Greg developed things back in California.
G.I. Joes and Addie is the co-founder.
Addie is a journalism graduate of Temple University and former college gymnast.
"This gives them a purpose and a chance to be a valuable employee," Zinone
But then we finally began to get sponsors," Zinone
knows they aren't going to become wealthy running the non-profit, but that's fine by them.
"This is our passion, our other baby," she
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Completing the IRS paperwork was an "oh-my-gosh-what-are-we-doing" moment for Addie and Greg Zinone, founders of the nonprofit Pro vs.
"This was an idea, and when you apply for that tax-exempt status you have to have a very defined mission," said Addie, an Army Reserve sergeant.
GI Joe, Addie
job in public relations.
But they nearly reached the breaking point before the nonprofit got enough outside funds to support itself.
"We were going to give it up because it was really affecting our livelihood," Addie
estimates they had spent $70,000 of their own money on the organization.
If Addie Zinone
has learned one thing, it's not to underestimate the value of a good contact.
Just a few months after she
and Greg hatched the idea for Pro vs
GI Joe, she
was called up for a second deployment to the Middle East.
There, in a USO center in Kuwait, she
figured out how to turn their brainstorm into something more.
"I saw troops playing video games - and it dawned on me that this is how we can execute overseas," she
Army reservist Addie Zinone
husband Greg run Pro vs.