Cassie Gabelt Byard
Executive Director

Cassie Gabelt Byard is the Executive Director of Military Spouse JD Network, a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, a US Navy veteran, Ohio Supreme Court trained mediator, IBM Certified Analyst, and Selective Service Board member. She currently serves as Recording Secretary and Senior Advisor of Strategic Development and Operations for Task Force Movement in support of the White House Trucking Action Plan to Strengthen America’s Trucking Workforce while improving the lives of Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families through career pathways into the trucking industry.

She holds an M.P.S. from The George Washington University, provides Government Relations representation for Minority Veterans of America, and is a special advisor to AVOW Magazine. Cassie has and continues to provide high-level input to entities of the federal government to improve the availability and accessibility of Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense initiatives for veterans and active-duty service members. She has also served as a professor of Political Science and Stark County Honor Court Mentor (Ohio).