Empowering Veteran Entrepreneurs
in New York and New Jersey

About Us

Amy Amoroso

Amy AmorosoAmy Amoroso serves as Program Director for the Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center. She is the initial point of contact for VBOC program clients and is responsible for facilitating and delivering Boots to Business, B2B: Reboot training programs, conducts client counseling services, case management, performance reporting, compliance, serves as POC for stakeholder and collaborative partners, and as moderator for network and outreach events. Amy works closely with VBOC staff in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, program and event planning and marketing to spread awareness of available services. Amy is a board member of the Montgomery County SPCA, UMAC, VETCON Alliance, Stakeholders, NVSBC. She volunteers with the American Red Cross, Veterans Administration and AMVETS Post 35.


Zach Yakel

Zach YakelZach Yakel is the newest member of the Arsenal Partnership’s team serving as Client Services and Project Coordinator. His responsibilities include assisting VBOC Program Director with pre-screening program clients, scheduling meetings, referrals and follow up and general correspondence. Zach assists in coordinating training, events, travel, outreach activities and marketing efforts, including website updates, webinars, social media campaigns, and maintaining contacts database. He assists Partnership staff with coordination and management of projects, marketing, business development and public information programs. Zach earned his Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in Business and Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


The Arsenal Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center is partially funded by the U.S. SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD). The OVBD exists to help veterans become full partners in economic development through small business ownership.

You can visit their website at www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.