Karen B. McIntyre, R.N. and VA Accredited Agent, is President and co-founder of Veterans Information Services, Inc. (VIS) and co-creator of VisPro®, a computer software program designed to assist attorneys and agents in filing VA benefits claims. She is also co-founder of Veterans Advocates Group of America, (VAGA). Over the past ten years she has traveled the country educating professionals about VA benefits and has personally helped over 1,000 families understand the complicated VA process. Her expertise regarding the VA pension process has been recognized by attorneys, state American Legion, and Veteran Service offices throughout the country.
She currently manages a list-serve with over 400 attorney members, answering their VA related questions daily, and conducts in-depth Webinars for attorneys throughout the country specific to VA and DOD benefits and how to better market the VA component of their practice. In addition, she co-publishes two monthly e-mail newsletters, Veterans Family Matters and VAGA News, which are received by over 5,000 attorneys on a monthly basis.
Drew N. Early was born Harrisonburg VA. Attended US Military Academy, West Point NY, graduating in 1979. Served in US Army, to include service with XVIII ABN Corps, Second Infantry Division, Tenth Mountain Division, and Third Army. Multiple deployments, including Haiti and several to the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, and the Emirates).
Graduate, with honors, US Army Command and General Staff College and follow-on attendance US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, with an advanced degree in Strategic Planning. Then multiple planning assignments in the Army, to include Third Army, focusing 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. Resides with his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Katie, in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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 US and foreign military awards and decorations
Jay McIntyre is Vice President and co-founder of Veterans Information Services, Inc. (VIS) and co-creator of VisPro, a computer software program designed to assist attorneys and agents in filing VA benefits claims. He is 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, he brings his business experiences to the company. He handles 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 20 years. With his wife Karen, also a co-founder of VIS, he has helped hundreds of Veterans and their widowed spouses understand and obtain VA benefits.