Paul Huszar is the CEO, President, and majority owner of VetCor, LLC, a restoration company focused on creating opportunities for veterans, and recognized as the Bright House Networks Start-up of the Year in 2016, the Greater Tampa Chamber’s similar recognition, along with USAA’s Mission Award, in 2017, Patriots in Business Small Business Award and named as one of the Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch in 2018. VetCor operates throughout south Florida as a preferred vendor for over 40 insurance companies and will begin franchising in 2019. Paul retired from 23 years of active duty military service including four combat tours in Iraq, one unaccompanied tour in Korea, and operational deployments to Thailand, Bolivia, Honduras, Panama, and Haiti. He and his family moved to Tampa, and he became President of VetCor on December 9, 2013.
Paul was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He was commissioned in the US Army Corps of Engineers in May 1990. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He also earned graduate certificates in Administration and Management, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics from UW and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Sapper Leader Course, Pathfinder School, Advanced and Basic Airborne Schools, Master Fitness Course, and the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses.
His last assignment on active duty was as the Director of Training and Leader Development (Dean) for the U.S. Army Engineer School. Prior to his terminal assignment at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Paul commanded the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Airborne) which transformed from the 37th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Airborne) on 15 September 2010. Paul also commanded Joint Task Force Eagle during Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11 from June 2009 to May 2010, a 1,000+ Soldier and Airmen multifunctional engineer joint task force formed around the 37th, operating throughout northern and western Iraq. His previous assignments in the Army include:
Paul’s military awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and several other commendations, service medals and unit awards, Sapper Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Australian, Chilean, and Honduran Parachutist Badges, and The Silver and Bronze Orders of the DeFleury Medal. Paul also received the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award from Governor Scott, and the Florida Association of Insurance Reform Community Campion Award in 2018.
Paul has two children: Grant, a junior at Florida State University, and Madison, a freshman at George Washington University. Paul is a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council, and Congresswoman Castor’s nominating committee for West Point. Paul enjoys coaching and playing all sports, and has been a youth sports coach for 15 years. He holds a National “D” soccer coaching license and served as the assistant coach for the Plant High School boys’ soccer team from 2014-2017 and coached multiple club teams for Tampa Bay United. He is an active veteran’s advocate and enjoys public speaking opportunities about leadership, entrepreneurship, and veteran’s advocacy. He is also a member of Leadership Tampa Alumni, Class of ’15 – The Best Class Ever!