PUTTING VETERANS FIRST

The Fall, 2019 EMPLOYING U.S. VETS Conference

Co-hosted by VETS Indexes and the Military Times, this bi-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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Turns Out Military-Friendly Companies Are Also Good Investments

VETS ETF crushes the competition with a 33% gain this year

November, 2019 – From Investment News Magazine
As thematic investment strategies go, a fund that invests in companies that support military personnel and their families could seem like a stretch — until you check its performance. The Pacer Military Times Best Employer ETF (VETS) is up more than 33% so far this year, which compares to the S&P 500 Index’s 23% gain over the same period. The VETS exchange-traded fund, offered by Pacer ETFs Distributors, tracks an equally weighted index of U.S.-listed companies that support the employment of military veterans, service members and their families. It’s not much more complex than that, yet the proof of the strategy is indisputable.

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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.

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

AliroVets

ALIROVETS

SUPPORTING VETERANS AND SPOUSES

FourBlock

FOURBLOCK

THE NATION’S LOCAL NETWORK FOR VETS

VOWS

VOWS

SANCTIONED

Bob WoodWard Foundation

BOB WOODRUFF

FOUNDATION

Roberts & Ryan

ROBERTS & RYAN

SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED (SDVO)

Wild Bills

WILD BILLS

SODA POP

Morning Keynote Speaker:

ROBERT JONES

We are proud to welcome Bob Jones as our morning keynote speaker. Currently on the Board of Directors at AmeriVet Securities, Bob returned home to the United States after 62 months of captivity at the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ in Vietnam. Jones served in the United States Air Force as an F4D fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.

His resilience, perseverance in the face of adversity and commitment to duty serve as inspiration for the staff at AmeriVet Securities and the Expert Series. We recognize his service and thank him for his continued guidance and are looking forward to hearing him speak at our conference!

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Veteran Of The Game Salute Video

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

J.C. GLICK

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) JC Glick is a leadership consultant who advises at the strategic, operational, team and individual levels. He has a strong background in leadership development, executive personnel assessment and selection, strategy, coaching, counseling and developing innovative solutions to complex problems.

J.C. is currently a partner with MVP Development Group and a Partner Emeritus with Kenning Associates, after transitioning from the Army after 20 years of service. His last assignment was the Director of Victory College at Fort Jackson, leading the Army’s Leadership Development School, Resiliency School and the military’s only Physical Fitness School.

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OTHER FEATURED SPEAKERS

Bob Abate

BOB ABATE

Special Guest

WWII Veteran Interviewer

BIO & INTERVIEW
George Altman

GEORGE ALTMAN

Deputy Managing Editor

Military Times

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Michael Abrams

MICHAEL ABRAMS

Founder

FourBlock

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Nick Antaki

NICHOLAS ANTAKI

Managing Director

VETS Indexes

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Rob Barea

ROB BAREA

Director, Workplace Inclusion & Diversity

KPMG

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Michael Bianchi

MICHAEL BIANCHI

Sr. Dir., Education & Career Training

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

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Michael Bocchini

MICHAEL BOCCHINI

Deputy Director

New York State Division of Veterans’ Services

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Beth Conlin

BETH CONLIN

Sr. Advisor for Careers

Blue Star Families

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Simon Coombe

SIMON COOMBE

Head of Talent Acquisition for the America’s

Nasdaq

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Mona Dexter

MONA DEXTER

Sr. Dir. of Operations and Communications for Hiring Our Heroes

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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Sherri Eiler

SHERRI EILER

Program Manager, Military Programs

Walmart

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Quamid Francis

QUAMID FRANCIS

Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Engagement & Community Services

NYC Dept of Veterans’ Services

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Jay Garcia

JAY GARCIA

Global Veterans Program Manager

Fortinet

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Joshua Hartley

JOSHUA HARTLEY

Sr. Manager, Veterans Advocacy Leader

PwC

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Martha Jackson

MARTHA JACKSON

Assistant Commissioner, Employment and Business Relations

NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

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Andrew Morton

ANDREW MORTON

Lt. Col. (Retired)
Dir. Veterans and Certification Affairs

SHRM

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Won Palisoul

WON PALISOUL, CFE

Chair of Veterans Roundtable

CFA Society New York (CFANY)

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James Perduto

JAMES A. PERDUTO

Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Fiserv

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Chris Plamp

CHRISTOPHER PLAMP

Retired Colonel, CEO

Hire Heroes USA

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Hill Pluviose

HILL PLUVIOSE

Intern

CBS Veterans Network

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Timothy Rojas

TIMOTHY ROJAS

Veteran Associate in Equity Research Sales

Guggenheim Securities

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Diego Rubio

DIEGO RUBIO

Manager, Advisory Services

Ernst & Young LLP

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Julia Ruddock

JULIA RUDDOCK

Assistant Dir. Career Services

West Point Association of Graduates

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Mike Sanchez

MIKE SANCHEZ

Investment Banking Associate

Citigroup Global Markets

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Leo Shane

LEO SHANE

Deputy Managing Editor

Military Times

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Karl Snyder

KARL SNYDER

Managing Dir. and Chief Market Strategist

VETS Indexes

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Andrew Andrew Tilghman

ANDREW TILGHMAN

Executive Editor

Military Times

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Bruce Townshend

BRUCE TOWNSHEND

Chief, Employer Engagement

DOD | ESGR

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