Monday, January 8, 2018

Skills Training from Team Rubicon

A managing director and co-head of securitized products sales at KeyBanc Capital Markets, Michael Corsi holds a bachelor of science in finance from Providence College in Rhode Island. Outside of work, Michael Corsi supports non-profit organizations such as Wounded Warriors and Team Rubicon, both of which provide resources for United States veterans. 

Drawing on the experience and skills of armed forces veterans, Team Rubicon mobilizes teams to provide immediate relief after large-scale disasters. To properly prepare its volunteers in areas such as leadership, logistics, and medicine, Team Rubicon offers free skills-based training from its Mobile Training Center (MTC). 

The MTC travels around the country year-round, educating participants in disaster response skills like damage assessment and core operations. Additional offerings include Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Since its establishment in 2010, Team Rubicon has trained and deployed thousands of veteran and first responder volunteers to help communities in need across the country and abroad.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wounded Warrior Project Releases Data from 2017 Survey

A financial professional with more than 15 years of experience, Michael Corsi serves as managing director and co-head of securitized product sales at KeyBanc Capital Markets in New York City. Alongside his activities at the firm, Michael Corsi works to give back to the community through his support of organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project. 

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) recently released the results of its 2017 Annual Warrior Survey, which included data collected from more than 34,000 United States veterans. Now in its eighth year, the annual survey questions wounded veterans registered with WWP about their injuries, health care options, employment, and day-to-day challenges and successes. WWP uses data from the survey to determine the future direction of its programs and services.

Among other challenges, the 2017 survey revealed that 77 percent of respondents are experiencing some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder as their main health obstacle. Unfortunately, this number is up slightly from 2016. 

In addition to highlighting the difficult issues that today’s veterans are facing, the survey shows the areas in which things are improving. In 2017, more veterans maintained employment than in previous years, and one-third of respondents had earned at least a bachelor’s degree. The survey also revealed a three percent increase in the number of veterans who are receiving benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

An Introduction to the German Shepherd

An accomplished financial professional with over 15 years of experience, Michael Corsi serves as managing director and co-head of securitized sales at KeyBank in New York City. Outside of work, Michael Corsi enjoys supporting various charities and caring for his two German shepherds

As their name suggests, German shepherds originated in Germany. The dogs were first bred in the country in the 19th century using local herding and farm dogs. In 1908, the American Kennel Club officially recognized the German shepherd, which soon became popular worldwide thanks in part to Rin-Tin-Tin, Strongheart, and other movies and TV shows that featured the breed. 

With their strength, intelligence, and obedient nature, German shepherds make excellent work dogs, and they are often used for security as well as search-and-rescue operations in police and military units. The German shepherd also makes an excellent service companion for those with vision impairment and other health issues. 

In addition to excelling as a working dog, the German shepherd makes a great pet. In the home, they are kind, obedient, and very protective of their owners. With the proper training, the breed does well in families with kids and other pets. According to American Kennel Club registration statistics, the German shepherd is the second-most popular breed in the United States, a spot it has held for the last three years.