Karen McIntyre, R.N
VA Accredited Agent
Drew Early, Esq.
Jay McIntyre, COO
Karen B. McIntyre is a registered nurse and VA accredited agent. She is also the president and co-founder of Veterans Information Services, Inc. (VIS), the co-founder of the VisPro® veterans’ benefits software, the president of Veterans Nursing Consultants (VNC), and past co-founder of Veterans Advocate Group of America (VAGA).
Over the past twenty years, she has traveled the country educating professionals about VA and DoD matters. She has personally helped thousands of families understand the complicated VA process. Her expertise related to the VA claims process has been recognized by law firms, state bars, and veterans service organizations throughout the U.S.
She currently manages a list-serve for hundreds of professions whose VA questions are answered daily by accredited individuals with over forty years’ experience in veterans’ matters. In addition, she co-publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, Veterans Family Matters, which offers a variety of interesting articles related to veterans’ matters.
Attorney Drew N. Early is a veteran himself and attended U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., graduating in 1979. He graduated with Honors from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army school of Advanced Studies, with an advanced degree in Strategic Planning.
He served in the U.S. Army, to include service with XVIII ABN Corps, Second Infantry Division, Tenth Mountain Division, and Third Army. He had multiple deployments including several to the Middle East as well as to Haiti. He also had multiple planning assignments in the Army, to include Third Army, where his focus was on the Middle East.
After retiring from the military as a Lieutenant Colonel, he attended law school, graduating cum laude from Georgia State University and currently runs his own law firm, focusing on elder law and veterans’ assistance.
Accreditations and Admissions:
Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for State of Georgia
US Middle District of Georgia
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Accredited to practice before the VA
Serving on DeKalb County Probate Court Court-Appointed list
The Elder Law Journal, Volume 18, Number 1, 2010
Proceedings, US Naval Institute, November 1997
2010 Marshall-Tuttle Award from State Bar of Georgia as outstanding lawyer for service to military and veterans
Numerous U.S. and foreign military awards and decorations
Jay McIntyre is Vice President and co-founder of Veterans Information Services, Inc. (VIS) and co-creator of the VisPro veteran’ benefits software program designed to assist attorneys and agents in filing VA benefits claims. He was also co-founder of Veterans Advocates Group of America, LLC (VAGA).
Having spent 20 years in the corporate world and 16 years as a private business owner, Jay brings his business expertise to VBU. He manages the administrative end of the company.
Jay comes from a military family. His father spent his career in the Army, serving in both WWII and Korea, retiring as a Lt. Colonel after twenty years. With his wife Karen, he has helped thousands of Veterans and their widowed spouses understand and obtain VA benefits.