The Veterans of Influence Award recognizes veterans in the community who have served their country with honor and are now making a difference in business. Sanders was one of 25 veterans recognized at the event.
Sanders is veteran liaison for IVets, an associate resource group at Independence that supports the company’s goal to recruit and retain veteran associates and provide veteran associates a forum for networking, camaraderie, and community service. As a liaison, Sanders is a spokesperson at community engagements, and he is responsible for ensuring that Independence veterans maintain a connection with the veteran community.
After more than two decades of serving his country, Sanders now focuses on service to the community, giving back through his work with the Wounded Warrior Project, The Veterans Group, and Veterans Multi-Service Center. He was also featured in the Wounded Warriors Annual Magazine this year.