Lansing, Kansas – April 13, 2022: Catalyzer is excited to announce that it has been selected as a Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) host organization and will receive two HOH Fellows from cohort 22-002.  Hiring Our Heroes connects the military community—service members, military spouses, and veterans—with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong and diversified workforce.

Beginning May 9 and continuing for a 12-week period, US Army Master Sergeant, Kirby Ingles, and Captain Lenora Ridley will work with Catalyzer, supporting both operational and program delivery activities.

Later this year, Master Sergeant Ingles retires from the US Army after 26 years of service. He brings significant facilitation and coaching experience to Catalyzer as a certified Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) trainer/facilitator at the Army’s SHARP Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

He will be joined by Captain Lenora Ridley, who leaves the Army after 11 years and has rich experience as an Air Defense Officer at the tactical level and assignments in test and evaluation roles for the US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). Her program management expertise will contribute mightily to business operations functions.

Stephen Ingalls, Catalyzer’s President and CEO, states, “we can’t be more excited about our partnership with Hiring Our Heroes and the opportunity to both learn from and help Master Sergeant Ingles and Captain Ridley in this transition. Each brings a level of energy and new thinking to Catalyzer that we’re all looking forward to.”

Catalyzer is a Kansas-based, veteran-owned small business that believes servant leadership drives success and changes the world for the better. We practice servant leadership through relationships around tailored leadership development programs, one-on-one coaching, integral assessments, and studies that help you better understand your people and their place in your organization.

Since its inception, Catalyzer has developed and led over 350 separate programs impacting over 12,000 leaders for organizations nationwide and across diverse industry sectors. Organizations served to include law enforcement, union/non-union manufacturing companies, community banks, and their associations across seven states, engineering companies, and non-profits. Highlight organizations include McDonald’s, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Trideum Corporation, the Boy Scouts of America, and the County Sheriffs of Colorado.