Anthony Cosby is the IVMF Employer Outreach Manager in San Antonio, Texas. In his current role, he provides management, operational and recruitment expertise and creative effort to engage employer support for the IVMF Programs and Services portfolio to provide workforce placement and employment opportunities for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. Anthony previously led the efforts to launch the O2O program at Joint Base San Antonio as Installation Manager.
Anthony’s passion is to help career seekers identify the ideal career path, navigate their career transition and achieve their career goals. As a former Alumni Career Coach for The University of Texas at San Antonio, he provided individual career coaching, occupational information, mentorship, and job search strategies for over 91,000 active alumni worldwide, 30,000 students and 2,800 student veterans. He actively outreached, communicated to Fortune 500 new employer contacts with Employer Relations and strategically created strong partnerships with alumni for employment leads across multiple personnel functions and disciplines. He implemented a networking strategy with a success rate of 90% career placement. As a previous Campus Director for Webster University at Fort Sam Houston he was the principal contact in building strong academic and career service programs to support constituencies within the military, community, local business, and government organizations. He planned, developed and implemented campus Veteran Career Coaching seminars that proudly served service members, veterans and their families in obtaining quality career transition information.
Anthony retired from the United States Navy as a Naval Officer. He held key leadership positions throughout his highly decorated 21-year military career. He received many accolades, such as being formally recognized as the national U.S. Navy Diversity Recruiter of the Year. As a Talent Development professional, he has extensive candidate development, coaching, mentoring and recruiting experience. He successfully led a professionally diverse team of 20 Senior Recruiters to develop curriculum and human capital strategic long/short range planning in support of training in recruitment, retention, and readiness to over 7,000 personnel in 26 Recruiting Districts across America. His experiences in management and leadership of a recruiting organization, higher education and training provides exceptional insight that serves to uniquely prepare him for the position of a Program Manager. He has navigated the challenges inherent with leadership and career management while maintaining, and in most cases improving stability, quality of career services, training and responsiveness to clients, students and personnel.
Anthony is a graduate of Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and also holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. He holds a certification in NACE Career Coaching Intensive and Journeyman Instructor Training.