"The bond that many experienced and the memories we made are unforgettable, unbreakable and unimaginable."
- LaBreshia Hudson, United States Air Force Veteran, Lincoln Financial Employee
LaBreshia Hudson is an indexer on the Underwriting New Business team in Lincoln Financial’s Greensboro office. She joined the company as a temporary employee in 2016 and moved into her full-time role in 2017.
Hudson is a proud veteran who served in the United States Air Force from 1999 to 2001. She was a member of the Security Forces and spent time in Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX; Warner Robins AFB in Warner Robins, GA; and Prince Sultan AFB in Saudi Arabia. She concluded her military career at Ramstein AFB in Ramstein, Germany after the birth of her first child. In addition to her own time in the military, she was also a military spouse for more than a decade.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, we sat down with Hudson for three short questions…
- What do you love most about working for Lincoln Financial?
The opportunity to grow. The leadership. The one thing I noticed when I started at Lincoln was the diversity of those in leadership. Just the diversity period, but the leadership caught my eye the most. There were people who looked like me. Women in leadership roles that in most other companies in my past I didn’t see very much. Working for a company that prides itself on diversity and inclusion—it makes me feel like I’m home. I hope to celebrate 20 plus years someday with Lincoln.
- Why did you join Lincoln’s Veterans Business Resource Group, one of seven groups designed to support Lincoln’s business and diversity objectives by identifying opportunities to enhance the company’s brand and market and presence, workplace engagement and community reputation.
I joined the Veterans BRG to meet new people. I didn’t really know what to expect at first. But I’m so glad I did join. I found something more -- support and encouragement, as well as opportunities I would have never been able to experience or creating bonds with people I would have never ever met in my life. The BRG is a great way to come out of your shell, if you’re shy like me. It’s educational and a great way to network with people in the company.
- What special significance does Veteran’s Day hold for you?
Pride. I’m proud I served my country. It changed me. It helped mold me into the woman, mother, friend, employee and coworker I am today. I lost people that served with me. The bond that many experienced and the memories we made are unforgettable, unbreakable and unimaginable. I’m a part of an elite group of men and women. Words cannot express the amount of pride I have when I get to say I’m a United States Air Force Veteran!