Our Mission Over 25,000 veterans that come home every month looking for a way to support their young families. In response, Empower America was launched to build the nation’s first Veteran Workforce Development Organization. A company that recruits, trains and assists veterans in obtaining jobs through its network of national employers. Our team The Empower America team is an energetic group of highly experienced developers, engineers, energy integrators, and construction professionals. Our team has over 30 combined years of experience in development, finance, design, and safe installation of solar assets, solar control systems, and energy management technologies. So let our team help move your company towards a greener future! Mario PabonOwner Mr. Pabon has over 20 years of experience working with public agencies, nonprofits and the private sector helping to create economic development strategies. Pabon has also worked with the Department of Veteran Affairs and countless one-stops across the nation to assist Veterans in transitioning into civilian careers. Jeremy JohnsonPrincipal Jeremy Johnson has worked as a licensed general contractor since the mid 90's. He has been a small businesses owner in California for over 20 years, while simultaneously serving in the Armed Forces. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves and holds Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Ernesto J. PantojaBoard Member With over 10 years of experience in Labor Relations & Government Affairs, Ernesto has collaborated with construction craft unions to provide political support for several major real estate developments within the City of Los Angeles, handling Project Labor Agreement Compliance & assisting in mediating grievances between construction trade unions & builders. Dion TriebBoard Member Dion has extensive experience in consultative sales, risk/loss management, operational processes, corporate communications, new business development, & nearly 20 years experience in construction staffing within the commercial construction, alternative energy & telecommunications sectors of the staffing industry. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.