Operations Program Manager

Adam (A.J.) James Florkowski

Adam Florkowski is responsible for managing the grant reporting requirements set forth by the numerous funders of the IVMF, while also serving as a project manager for variety of tasks essential to managing and growing the IVMF’s portfolio of programs and services.

Prior to his current role at the IVMF, AJ served as the National Program Manager for the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) team from 2016-2017, as well as the National Program Manager for the IVMF’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) and the EBV-Families programs from 2015-2016. A U.S. Army veteran, AJ served as an engineer officer for over 11 years on active duty before transitioning to the U.S. Army Reserves in 2010 where he continues to serve as the Deputy State Emergency Planning Liaison Officer (SEPLO) for New York, as part of the US Army North’s Region 2 Emergency Planning Liaison Officer (EPLO) Team.

During his time on active duty, AJ held positions ranging from platoon leader to division executive officer while also gaining experience as a doctrine writer and deputy area engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. CONUS assignment locations include Fort Polk, LA; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Hamilton, NY; & Fort Drum, NY. OCONUS assignment locations include Korea and Germany as well as a 15-month deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007 while in command of an engineer bridging company.  In the Army Reserves, AJ previously held positions as an Observer Coach-Trainer (OC-T) Team Leader, a Battalion Operations & Training Officer, and as a Command and General Staff Officer College (CGSOC) Instructor.

Upon transitioning from the Active Duty in 2010, AJ worked as a Project Manager for G.A. Braun, an industrial laundry equipment manufacturer headquartered in Syracuse, NY. Founded in 1946 and using it’s ISO:9001 certification as a foundation, Braun is a leader in the industrial laundry equipment market. In the capacity of a Project Manager at Braun, Florkowski was charged with a multitude of tasks surrounding sales support, new equipment installation, equipment commissioning, and in some cases aftermarket support. AJ departed Braun in the spring of 2015 to join the IVMF Team at Syracuse University.

Florkowski holds a bachelor’s degree in geopolitics with a minor in systems engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in geology from the University of Missouri at Rolla.