Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division

The USMCA Veteran Affairs and Entrepreneurship Division [VAED] is designed to accommodate our military Veterans seeking to establish themselves as successful entrepreneurs. Our Veteran owned firms seek to establish themselves as Bid Ready firm utilizing their unique skill set. The USMCA offers technical assistance and financial advice, marketing expertise and contract  administration to members within this division. This Division is open to all Veteran Members within the USMCA. 

USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Kenneth M. Webb, Sr., B.A., M.P.A.

Kenneth M. Webb, Sr., B.A., M.P.A.

Chairman, USMCA Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship

Kenneth M. Webb Sr. is a retired 32-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Co-founder, and President of Fact Finders Group, Inc., He served in the United States Marine Corps Air Reserve. In most of his Law Enforcement career, he has served in specialized units, which include (Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, and the Patrol Division). He is a licensed Private Detective and Private Security Contractor in the State of Illinois and Indiana. Current Positions: Vice President USMCA, President Echo Foundation. Member Business Leadership Council (BLC), Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), Board of Directors of Chicago State University Alumni Association

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USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Villard Houston, Jr.

Villard Houston, Jr.

President, USMCA Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship

President/ Principal, V. H. Jr., & Associates, Inc

Villard Houston, Jr extensive experience has seasoned him in all aspects
Of property and casualty insurance and bonding including risk identification,
Risk financing, bidding and negotiating insurance coverage, risk transfer
With multiple carriers, claims management.

26 years with V. H. Jr. & Associates, Inc
30 years of insurance industry experience

Licensed 2-20 Property and Casualty agent (license #A123901)
Licensed 2-15 Life, Health & Variable Annuity
Licensed 6-20 Adjuster All Lines

National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA)
Florida Business League (FBL)

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USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division -  Anwar Shahid

Anwar Shahid

Sr. Vice President

Anwar Shahid is the Founder and CEO of Propelled Technologies LLC, a cybersecurity consulting firm that specializes in cybersecurity, cybersecurity training, penetration testing, and assessments. He is a proud veteran who served in the Army Reserve. He holds the international gold standard in cybersecurity Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). With over 20 years of experience. Anwar has other certifications including Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and others. For over 16 years Propelled Technologies has supported the Department of Defense and small businesses. Anwar is a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program from Babson College—considered by many to be the #1 school for entrepreneurship. He is passionate about giving back time, energy, and donations to various charities. Anwar lives in Montgomery, AL with his wife Attorney LaKesha Shahid, and twin sons Alex and Aaron.

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USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Kelvin Young

Kelvin Young

1st Vice President

Kelvin Young is the Founder / Owner of Work Horse Temps LLC. His company specializes in 1) Long term contract skilled-semi and general temp labor. 2) OSHA certified on site Safety Managers to assist with your projects. 3) Direct Hires/ nationwide permanent placements. Kelvin has been working in staffing on all levels for 22+ years and established his own company in 2016. When starting his company, he gave it to GOD and does his work to assist others. He is a FIRM BELIEVER OF HABAKKUK 2:2-3 NKJV and currently has an active board. Kelvin wanted to open doors of employment for individuals and noticed that black and brown community was building this nation and wanted to assist with opportunities, wages and treatment within the construction industry. Mr. Young is a proud United States Marine Corp combat disabled veteran, and his company is registered as a SDVOB among other certifications. He is also a graduate of St Joseph's College with a B.S in Organizational Management. Prior to working in staffing Mr. Young has held many senior level positions within corporate America. Mr. Young was born and raised in Long Island NY. His Father (Now deceased) was from Noxapater Mississippi and his Mother was from Coma Alabama. They were part of the great southern migration to the north in the 60's and met in church in Long Island NY. His father who was a principal of a middle school and mother who was a teacher raised and family and eventually retired and moved back to Mississippi. Kelvin had been exposed to the best of both worlds. He was an east coast kid with deep southern roots. Kelvin has lived in New York, California, Mississippi and currently resides in Florida. His company Work Horse Temps currently services the entire southeastern United States with offices in Florida, Georgia and Texas. Please feel free to contact Kelvin at any time. He can be reached at 407-361-5027 (cell), 407-926-0340 (office) and email His company website is

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USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Elmer Rhodes

Elmer Rhodes


Elmer Rhodes, President of Cross Rhodes Reprographics, has been in the design construction printing industry for over 30 years serving Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana. As a pioneer to the Reprographic network, he has helped hundreds of clients to adopt Document Management best practices that has saved his clients time and money.

Willis Williams

2nd Vice President