Timothy Stroud is a former combat medic in the United States Army. He served his country for four and a half years of active service with deployments to Kosovo, Kuwait and Iraq (OIF). During these years, Tim learned volumes about team building, leadership, and camaraderie. He also sought out a mentor during his transition back into civilian life and began a seven-year relationship with Army Veteran and entrepreneur Paul J. Meyer.
After his honorable discharge from the military, Tim decided to start several businesses in Texas and focus on supporting Veterans as they transitioned back to civilian life. He also was led to spearhead several projects to help others find their voices. He created an Army Wall of Fame at Ft. Hood, co-founded the Veterans Voice Toastmasters, the Greater Houston Veterans Rotary Club, spearheaded the launch of TexVet and founded the Killeen Police Department Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (KPD LEAF) in honor of his father.
Tim excelled as a non-traditional student at Grand Canyon University, finishing his education by utilizing his Post – 9/11 GI Bill. Graduating with Academic Honors on both the Dean’s and President’s List, Tim secured a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management and his Masters in Servant Leadership from the Ken Blanchard College of Business.
As a subject matter expert on transitional services for Veterans, he frequently speaks on topics such as employment, education, entrepreneurship and support services. He lives in Houston and continues to champion several causes for Veterans and their families through 250 Veteran Service Organizations. Tim has two daughters, Amber and Jacqueline, aptly nicknamed The Hurricane and The Tornado. They keep him grounded and remind him of the value of life.