EJ Steele is the Founder/CEO of Task At Hand Consulting, LLC.
Mr. Steele is a multitalented adviser to corporate and nonprofit organizations providing expertise in the areas of employee relations, general management, policy and marketing. His professional background includes extensive nonprofit management, program start-up and expansion, outcomes evaluation and business development.
He is also responsible for helping veterans and their families transition from military service to civilian life through housing, psychosocial treatment referrals, career counseling, access to vocational education/training, and direct employment placement. He also works with nonprofit boards in the areas of development, governance and strategic planning. As the son of a Vietnam veteran (USAF), EJ has a perspective that lends itself not just to the needs of the veteran, but to the family as a whole as well.
His goal is to help drive businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals forward by providing insight and guidance through speaking engagements, consulting and coaching endeavors – with intelligence that enables personal and corporate brands to better engage their existing or intended audiences.
Education, advocacy, economic self-sufficiency and empowerment are at the core of his commitment to those in need. He has been at the forefront of providing guidance for people in transition for years, previously serving as an Administrative Director at a Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program.
EJ is active in the community; he is a member of the both the Advisory Committee of the Children’s Collective, Inc., and on the Advisory Committee of AVER-GLA.
EJ is a JPMorgan Chase Fellow, and holds certifications in Executive Management/Leadership and Nonprofit Program development from Cornell and Fordham University, respectively. He also holds certifications in Employment Law and Compliance and HIV/AIDS Education.
With over twenty years experience in both for and nonprofit organizations, with a focus in financial, operational and managerial disciplines, EJ brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to bear.
To date, EJ has helped many people gain access to the resources and benefits they deserve and re-engage to both family and community.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Veterans and Military Families
Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion (professional)
Provided consulting services to Holman Community Development Corporation to establish a female veterans assistance program in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. Facilitated a screening of the documentary film "The Invisible War" and post panel discussion.
Fordham University: Certificate, Mentoring Program, Volunteer Supervision 2006
The George Washington University: Certificate, Employment Law and Compliance 2002
New York State Department of Health: Certificate, HIV/AIDS Educator/Trainer 2005
Illinois State University: B.S., Accounting 1985
Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor Relations: Certificate, Executive Management/Leadership Development 2003
- San Fernando Valley Employers Advisory Council (Veterans' Affairs) Board of Directors
- Veterans Employment Committee (VEC)
- Task At Hand Consulting LLC
- Dorland Health
- Holman Community Development Corporation
- State of California Employers Advisory Council
Mina Cresswell, Outreach Coordonator | Charter College/Veterans & Employers' Summit
A very engaging talk!
Pastor Kelvin Sauls, Pastor | Holman Community Development Corporation
EJ, Great Work!
Event Appearances (5)
Why Hire Veterans?
Veterans and Employers' Summit Spago, Beverly Hills, CA
Veterans In Transition
Veterans Employment & Resource Expo Army National Guard Armory, Van Nuys, CA
Veterans Employment Committee - A Resource for Employers
SFV | Employers Advisory Council - Employment and the Law Air Tel Plaza Hotel, Van Nuys, CA
Service Providers and Self-Care
State of California | Employment Development Department - Orange County Conference Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, CA
Operation Holiday : A Call to Action
Operation Holiday Los Angeles, CA
Sample Talks (1)
Why Hire Veterans?
A speech describing the employment landscape for veterans and military families and how employers have misconceptions about hiring from this talented pool of individuals. This speech serves to educate and encourage employers to challenge existing myths and misconceptions about veterans.
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