Travis McVey is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran who proudly served as a Presidential Honor Guard from 1989-1992. An innovative and determined entrepreneur, Travis endured the life-changing tragedy of a good friend dying in combat in the War Against Terror which inspired him to create Heroes Vodka. Founded in 2009, a significant portion of every sale of this award-winning vodka is donated annually to organizations serving American Veterans. McVey is a member of the National Veteran Owned Business Association, the American Legion, the VFW and a Lifetime member of AMVETS. He serves as a freelance writer for American Grit and is frequently a keynote speaker at Veteran Advocacy events. In 2016, he was honored as Veterans Advocate of the Year by Vetrepreneur Magazine. McVey has also been featured in Marine Times, Army Times, Navy Times, Bloomberg, USA Today and NBC.com. He appeared on the nationally televised Chelsea Lately show on Veterans Day 2013 and was profiled on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report in 2016. In 2018 Travis was appointed to the Advisory Board for American Freedom Fund. Their mission is to empower Veterans through athletics, educational and advocacy programs in Washington, D.C. and across America.