Founder | Chairman of the Board
While interviewing a young candidate, Scott Sokolowski asked a simple question, “Why aren’t you wearing a suit today?” The candidate replied, “I can’t afford one.” Inspired by this individual, Scott decided to invest in an organization that would be dedicated to helping people find professional business attire to help them prepare for job interviews. As a result, he founded Save A Suit Foundation in 2009, and subsequently established as a nonprofit organization in 2011.
Scott has been in the business of acquiring talent for over 15 years and truly understands the importance of making a good first impression. He has won several awards over the course of his career including the 2012 Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ award for his outstanding efforts in serving the community through Save A Suit.
Scott also has a family history of serving in the United States military. His father and grandfather served in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard respectively, while he served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years. Scott is passionate about helping our honorable veterans make a smooth transfer to a civilian career with the Save A Suit “Soldiers to Civilians” program.
CEO | Executive Director
Angela Ackerman is a recently attained non-profit consultant as acting CEO / Executive Director of Save A Suit. “I am very excited to be joining Save A Suit,” said Ackerman. “I believe this organization has established itself as a model for providing business attire to military veterans over the last 10 years.” While the organization remains steadfast in their mission of supplying high quality professional clothing, Ackerman believes more can be done by Save A Suit to better aid those who have served. “As we continue to evolve, I feel Save A Suit is in a position to provide additional services such as personal and professional development training to this population and their families.” Hitting the ground at a full sprint, she and the organization had these new programs announced as early as Novemeber 2020.
Ackerman brings a high level of expertise and an extensive nonprofit managerial background to the organization, including time spent as Director of Business Development at Kent, Parker and Associates, CEO/ Executive Director at Dress for Success Cape Cod, and CEO/Executive Director at National Association of Professional Women. While also having entrepreneurial experience in the last 2 decades as founder of Social Butterfly Management Group, LLC an event production company, and in her first career as owner/operator of 5 different restaurants in MA. She also brings with her an impressive and well-rounded education from, esteemed institutions, Tufts University with an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, post-grad work in Nonprofit Management from Northwestern University and Behavioral Economics from Yale University.
Ackerman is the recipient of honors such as the Certificate of Excellence in Community, Certificate of Special Mayoral Recognition, and the Official Citation Recognition Award. She has invested much of her time in the volunteer field over her career, serving as board member for key institutions including Cityvest, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Global Wellness Institute.