Al Stefl, Senior Vice President of Communications for Nestlé USA, will be honored with the History of Freedom Award at New Directions 10th Annual Veterans Day Golf Classic on Monday, November 7, at Mountain Gate Country Club.
Stefl, who served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War Conflict, having won the Bronze Star for Valor. Prior to joining Nestle, he worked for Procter & Gamble, Carnation Company, and Ogilvy & Mather. He is a member of the Association of National Advertisers Board of Directors and the U.S. Marine Corps 38th OCC/3-66 TBS Alumni Association Board of Directors.
The award will be presented by the agency’s celebrity spokesperson, actor Joe Mantegna. Previous honorees include the Tuskegee Airmen and decorated D-Day veteran and actor, Charles Durning. Proceeds from the Veterans Day Golf Classic support New Directions’ programs that facilitate veterans’ successful return to their families and society. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Murray Wood, Director of Development at (310) 914-4045 ext. 112 or visit www.NDVets.org.New Directions is a unique long-term, multi-service nonprofit organization designed to empower homeless veterans by providing them with life-saving tools to successfully return to families and society. Founded in 1992, it treats more than 800 veterans each year in four residential rehabilitation facilities, including the 156-bed Regional Opportunity Center, the 43-bed New Directions North for co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders and two homes in the Mar Vista area for women veterans.