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Loree is a 17 year Navy spouse and has over 12 years in the publishing and wholesale book industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Sciences from San Diego State University in California and plans to obtain her Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on Non Profit Organizations in the near future. She was honored as the 2010 Navy Military Spouse of the Year for Military Spouse Magazine and has received several other service awards, including the 2010 Certificate for Outstanding Volunteer Service by the Mayor of Houston, acknowledge by the County of Fort Bend and 2010 The Daily Point of Light Award by President George H.W. Bush Honorary Chairman of Points of Light.
Her husband’s 2007 military mobilization to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM sparked the creation of her local non-profit organization, Tillman Troops. Her passion and commitment were instrumental in the development of highly successful partnerships, programs and initiatives benefiting both our warriors serving abroad, and veterans and military families on the home front.
In addition to shipping thousands of care packages to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq; she fulfilled special troop requests; coordinated a soldier adoption program and numerous events recognizing returning veterans and their families; and provided books and comfort items for wounded service members convalescing at Texas area military and Veterans Administration facilities.
During the last seven years, she has had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton), Oliver North, Toby Keith, Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, ABC News’ Bob Woodruff, Lifetime Army Wives’ Brigid Brannagh, and numerous Congressional and military leaders. She has appeared on television, (CNN, OWN, FOX, KHOU-Great Day Houston), radio and local newspapers, (the Conroe Courier, the Villager), magazines (Military Spouse Magazine and ReviewIt Magazine) and other media. Her professional experience includes regional sales, event planning, small business ownership, and program development and operations with various companies and non-profit organizations. Some of her responsibilities included warehouse operations, program development, implementation and execution of several programs and initiatives.
Her accomplishments 2012 included the distribution of 100,000 books to young children of military families for the purpose of improving literacy rates, and enriching the lives, of military family members. She has been recognized as the driving force behind a national campaign in support of Mrs. Obama's and Dr. Biden’s Joining Forces initiative to honor those who serve through volunteer activities. Her efforts transformed the campaign into a successful nationwide movement involving over 20 million hours of volunteer service and inspiring the American public to do more in their communities to honor our military families, veterans and service members.
This past year, Loree continued to give back to the military community by spending much of the year volunteering and providing branding, marketing, graphic and website design services to organizations such as Military Spouse Education Initiative, Military Spouses of Strength, Emmabella’s Believers, Loving Life Foundation, Milspouse Advocacy Network, Community Partners of Montgomery County, Royal Family Camp plus many more.
Loree plans on continuing her volunteer efforts nationally and locally by serving as a Board and Committee Member with organizations that support issues close to her heart including the development of foster families, adoption and issues that face our military families.
She lives in Texas with her husband Capt. H Tillman (USN Ret.) and their son.
1220 W. Parnall Road
Jackson, MI 49201
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