Original Founder- Commander
Forbes Magazine contacted Celeste to be profiled in an upcoming issue titled "Most Powerful Women in the U.S." Celeste asked Forbes to instead honor her board for their contributions and tireless efforts in matters that are critical in today's world. Forbes' response was, "No wonder why you are being selected. You are selfless, yet you empower those around you to be the best they can be."
Celeste has been honored with countless awards. Most recently, the Patriot Art Foundation's "Portraits of Veterans in America -WE THE PEOPLE" for which Celeste was selected to represent her home state of Utah. The portraits of all 50 states will be traveling around the US to raise money for Veterans.
She was also chosen for a “Global Leader Award” by Arts for Peace. Women’s Leadership Live named Celeste "An Outstanding Leader for Vision, Dedication and Commitment to Excellence". She has mentored women and men from all over the world.
Celeste started her own company in 1991. She is the President and CEO of FYVE STAR, Inc.®, her company works as a defense contractor. She is currently working with a new SCIENCE that is a game changer! She has worked with the Department of Defense and the DLA, including Homeland Security, for over 25 years. She is a serial Entrepreneur and has been a successful role model to many.
Celeste is a sought after speaker by Universities, NPR Radio, and international agencies. She was selected by the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and MAJCOM Warner Robins to serve as a Civic Leader to the USAFR and the civilian community, working directly aside the Joint Chiefs (Honorary Three-Star Status). She has since retired from this position. She has been a local civic leader for Utah in many capacities. She was the chair woman for "Go Red for Women" with the AHA. She is one of a few featured leaders in the current Social Studies and History book "Utah Journey" as a pioneer for industry in Utah along side of some very impressive leaders and innovators.
She is an international and community leader. She was selected as the success story at the National SBA Conference and her business was seen at the NASDAQ closing bell. She has also served on several White House committees for small businesses. She has worked with GOED and other state groups. Celeste is currently involved with Groups Around The Nation, whose goal is to help women and girls lead. She currently sits on numerous boards. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) named Celeste Gleave the Woman Business Owner of The Year.
Celeste leads with her heart. Celeste is the Commander. She is committed to advancing women in all walks of life.