PUTTING VETERANS FIRST

The Fall, 2020 EMPLOYING U.S. VETS Conference

Hosted by VETS Indexes, this semi-annual conference includes discussions of best practices and challenges related to veteran employment, recognition of companies going above and beyond for vets and their families, and lots of opportunities to network. The conference is designed to offer attendees actionable tools and information to establish and build upon veteran initiatives. It will also provide a great opportunity to network with peers from leading companies.

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE
EMPLOYING U.S. VETS CONFERENCE?

This is a significant opportunity for organizations looking to hire qualified and hard-working employees and has become an integral segment of the Human Capital portion of the Social pillar within Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). But to take advantage, companies need to know their stuff.

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Our experts explore cutting-edge topics such as: Successful Veteran Hiring, New Careers Post-Service, Creating a Strong Veteran Culture, Retaining Veterans, Team-building and Leadership Skills of Veterans, Veterans’ Technical Skills, Supporting Employees in the National Guard or Reserves, Military Spouse and Family Support, and more.

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This one-day, semi-annual event features dynamic speakers and panel discussions with nationally recognized employers distinguished for strong track records in veterans’ employment. It also gives other companies and organizations the opportunity to learn from their successes. Networking is key at this conference.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Employing U.S. Vets Conference is now welcoming new (and returning) sponsors. The Conference gives companies and organizations a chance to expose countless attendees and participants to programs, opportunities, products and more.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Corporate, Non-Profit, Government Agency and other employment professionals including Human Resource Executives, Diversity and Inclusion Team Members, Members of Military Veteran Networks, Employee Resource Groups, Corporate Communication Teams, Public Relations, Investor Relations Officers and Military Veteran Initiative Teams. The ESG Community including Asset Managers and Asset Owners such as Public & Private Pensions, Insurance Companies, Endowments, Foundations & Family Offices.

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CONFERENCE SPONSORS AND FRIENDS

AmeriVet Securities

AmeriVet Securities

EVENT FRIEND

American Legion

BERKELEY COLLEGE

EVENT FRIEND

ETF Global

ETF Global

BREAKFAST SPONSOR

Just Capital

JUST Capital

BRONZE SPONSOR

Mass Mutual

Mass Mutual

GOLD SPONSOR

Oracle

Oracle

AFTERNOON BREAK SPONSOR

USAA

USAA

BRONZE SPONSOR

Oracle

Veteran Recruiting

EVENT FRIEND

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

AliroVets

ALIROVETS

SUPPORTING VETERANS AND SPOUSES

American Legion

AMERICAN LEGION

POST 754

Bob WoodWard Foundation

BOB WOODRUFF

FOUNDATION

FourBlock

FOURBLOCK

THE NATION’S LOCAL NETWORK FOR VETS

J Dog Brands

J. DOG BRANDS

FOR VETERANS, BY VETERANS

Roberts & Ryan

ROBERTS & RYAN

SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED (SDVO)

Training Consortium

TRAINING AND CONSULTING

Consortium

VOWS

VOWS

SANCTIONED

Wild Bills

WILD BILLS

SODA POP

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Justin Constantine

MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JUSTIN CONSTANTINE

United States Marine Corps.

Justin joined the Marine Corps while in law school at the University of Denver School of Law, and served on active duty as a JAG officer for six years. Then as a Reservist, Justin deployed to Iraq in 2006, serving as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry battalion. During a combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper.

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Bruce Dorey

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER

BRUCE DOREY

Author, International Business Coach

Bruce is an author, a trusted advisor and an executive coach. His research, speaking and writing​ focus​ on a type of coaching which includes the transition of leadership and knowledge to the next generation​. He​ has received very positive reviews with thought-leaders in executive coaching ​space ​and strong support in the business community.

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Justin Constantine

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

JAMES HENDON

New York City Department of Veterans’ Services

James Hendon is the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services. Previously, Hendon served as Director of the NYU Veterans Future Lab, a small business incubator for practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs who are US Military Veterans or Veterans’ Spouses. A Veteran entrepreneur himself, James was also the CEO of the Energy Economic Development Corporation.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Allison Adams

ALLISON ADAMS

Chief Operating Officer

Training and Consulting Consortium (TCC)

Nick Antaki

NICHOLAS ANTAKI

Managing Director

VETS Indexes

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Jim Beamesderfet

JAMES M. BEAMESDERFER

Vice President, Veterans Initiatives

Prudential Financial

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Brando Benedit

BRANDO BENEDIT

Fixed Income Product

Nasdaq

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Michael Bianchi

MICHAEL BIANCHI

Senior Director | Education & Career Training

IVMF

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Gary Borja

GARY BORJA

Senior Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Oracle

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Sultan Camp

SULTAN CAMP

Veterans & Military Spouse Programs

Newport News Shipbuilding

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Eddie Dunn

EDDIE DUNN

President & CEO

Eddie Dunn Consulting, LLC

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Mercedes Elias

MERCEDES ELIAS

Head of Veteran Engagement

AmeriVet Securities

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Quamid Francis

QUAMID FRANCIS

Deputy Asst. Commissioner, Partnerships & Policy Development

NYC Dept of Veterans’ Services

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Bronagh Friel

BRONAGH FRIEL

Program Lead for Veterans and Military Families

Grow With Google

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Lacey Golonka

LACEY GOLONKA

HR Inclusion & Diversity Consultant

Xcel Energy

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Randy Gomez

RANDY GÓMEZ

Sr. Director of Admissions

Berkeley College

Wesley Gray

WESLEY GRAY, Ph.D.

CEO

Alpha Architect

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Maggie Hahn

MAGGIE HAHN

Military Affairs Relationship Director

USAA

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Karen Hrach

KAREN HRACH

Corporate Fellowship Program Manager

Hiring Our Heroes

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John Laird

MARTIN LAIRD

Global Program Manager – Tech for Good

IBM

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Jared Lyon

JARED LYON

National President and CEO

Student Veterans of America (SVA)

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Hank Montalbano

HANK MONTALBANO

Program Officer, Veterans

Schultz Family Foundation

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Jim Morbach

JIM MORBACH

Vice President of Field and Government Recruiting

Werner Enterprises

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Andrew Morton

ANDREW MORTON

Director, Veterans and Certification Affairs

SHRM

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James Perduto

JAMES A. PERDUTO

Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Fiserv

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Rob Piechota

ROB J. PIECHOTA

Long Island Branch Manager

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

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Lucienne Piper

LUCIENNE PIPER

Program Coordinator for Women’s and Military Spouse Program

ACP

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Chris Plamp

CHRISTOPHER PLAMP

Retired Colonel, CEO

Hire Heroes USA

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Karl Snyder

KARL SNYDER

Managing Dir. and Chief Market Strategist

VETS Indexes

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James Tongate

JAMES TONGATE

Vice President, Government Relations

BeneLynk

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Bruce Townshend

KEITH W. WILSON

Lieutenant Colonel

United States Army

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Laura Schmeigel

LAURA SCHMIEGEL

Head of Military and Veteran Affairs

Booz Allen Hamilton

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Sarah Vieux

SARAH VIEUX

Sr. Manager, Communities & Human Rights

JUST Capital

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