ANTHONY PAOLINO

ACME Liaison (Incoming)

Anthony joined the military following the events of 9/11, first in aviation and then as a drill instructor. He served in several capacities stateside and abroad in Kuwait, Qatar, Germany and Afghanistan during his 12 years in the U.S. Air Force. He later founded two nonprofit organizations, the Rhode Island Student Veterans Organization (SVO) and Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) and served as the RIMO CEO. Both organizations focus on current and former military families and continue to serve the community today. During this time and as a registered state lobbyist, he helped to successfully develop, lobby for, and implement multiple pieces of legislation. Following the non-profit work, he was the Military & Veterans Affairs Liaison for a United States Senator.


In 2015 Anthony joined General Dynamics Corporation where he served as the Military & Veterans Affairs Program Manager for GD’s submarine division, Electric Boat. In this role he worked with a variety of agencies and stakeholders to increase access and resources to current GD veterans. He also built pipelines of new qualified veterans, getting them reintegrated, trained and prepared for employment across GD. In 2018, Anthony transferred to the GD NASSCO division as the head of Communications and Strategic Outreach. In that role, he led the company’s communications, strategic sourcing, public relations and corporate social responsibility efforts.


Most recently, Anthony moved back to serving the military community as the Chief Strategy Officer for Virtual Veterans Communities and the Deputy Director for the Helen Diller Veterans Center at Golden Gate University. In these roles, he assists organizations with providing a best-in-class experience for veterans and transitioning service members.


Anthony enjoys serving on several non-profit boards and is an adjunct professor in business of entrepreneurship. He holds a B.A. in Business and Leadership Studies from Providence College and an MPA from Brown University with a concentration in Public Policy and Corporate Governance.

ANTHONY PAOLINO