Jacksonville, FL, January 13, 2021 – Well-known Jacksonville government affairs consultant Deno Hicks has joined the board of directors of the nonprofit organization Five Star Veterans Center. Five Star assists veterans in need with a focus on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Depression, Anxiety, and other related mental health issues.

Hicks said of joining the board, “Considering the sacrifice military veterans make for our freedom and way of life, the least we can do is provide them every resource necessary to help them reintegrate into society. Five Star has proven for nearly a decade they are up to that challenge, and I am proud to support their work.”

Five Star Veterans Center chief executive officer, Col Len Loving, USMC Ret., said of Hicks joint the board, “Five Star Veterans Center is most delighted to have a person with the talents, leadership, enthusiasm and drive for success that Mr. Hicks exhibits daily in the execution of his responsibilities. I look forward to working with him as he helps lead Five Star to future successful endeavors.”

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Five Star Veterans provides military veterans the safe housing and the supportive services they need to successfully transition to living independently in a place they call home. More information can be found at

Deno Hicks is a Jacksonville-based government affairs consultant providing services across Northeast Florida to global, national, and regional business organizations, in addition to being the president of River North Strategies. More information can be found at



Deno Hicks
[email protected]