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URBAN MIYARES is a nationally-known blinded and multi-disabled Vietnam veteran, much sought–after motivational and inspirational public speaker and lecturer, award-winning business owner and social entrepreneur, author and published writer, inventor, philanthropist, media personality, world-class Alpine skier and offshore racing sailor.

Miyares, founder (1985) and president of the volunteer-driven Disabled Businesspersons Association (DBA), oversees all the charity's operations, to include its National Disabled Veterans Business Center, Special Kids in Business, and Challenged America programs.

With more than 40 years as an entrepreneur, Urban is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities and presenters on the self-employment of individuals with disabilities, having assisted thousands in their career development and transition back into the workforce through a self-employment and entrepreneurial direction.

Active with many community and national organizations and enterprises as a founder, board member and advisor, as well as maintaining his entrepreneurial activity in business ownership, Urban Miyares and his wife of 46 years, JoAnn, live in San Diego, California, and have one son and four grandchildren.