Governor Scott Awards Tampa Business With Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized Dave Christensen, the Vice President of Operations of ARMA, with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. ARMA, a veteran-owned business, has 1,000 employees, and 85% are veterans with recent service in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals and business in recognition of their efforts to create jobs and opportunities for Florida families.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to award ARMA with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for creating opportunities in the Tampa community and for hiring our brave veterans. In four years, Florida has added more than 728,500 private-sector jobs and in 2014, more than 23,986 veterans were placed into jobs through our regional workforce boards. As a veteran myself, it is great to see companies like ARMA hiring our heroes. We will keep working to make Florida the best place for job creators like ARMA to grow, so more Florida veterans and families can succeed.”

ARMA is a Tampa company founded and staffed primarily by former active duty Special Operations Forces professionals that assists current Special Operations Forces with a broad spectrum of technical and logistical mission support service requirements, such as designing and implementing IT systems.

Dave Christensen, ARMA Vice President of Operations, said, “I am honored to accept the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award on behalf of ARMA today. We have more than 1,000 employees on our global team of professionals and are actively recruiting to fill slots in almost every sector of our business in order to meet the needs of our ever-growing client roster. Veterans are highly valued team members at ARMA, encompassing 70% of our workforce. Our culture is derived from a military standard of expectations, drive and professionalism. This culture is what sets us apart from the competition and drives our success.”

Source: Governor Rick Scott Press Release