EMPLOYING U.S. VETS
CONFERENCE

APRIL 11, 2024 | NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB AND VIRTUAL

APRIL 11, 2024
NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB
AND VIRTUAL

APRIL 11, 2024 | NEW YORK CITY | HYBRID

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 Employing U.S Vets conference is designed to offer attendees actionable tools and information to establish and build upon veteran initiatives. It also provides a great opportunity to network with peers from leading companies, non-profits, government agencies, and others seeking to employ veterans.

Meet our Fall, 2024 Keynote Speaker

Michael Miller

Director of the Military-Civilian Transition Office | U.S. Department of Defense

Mike is a retired U.S. Army “Soldier for Life” who completed Chief Human Capital Officer assignments at U.S. Army installation, Division, and Corps; strategic enterprise assignments in Department of the Army, joint, and multi-national headquarters; and operational deployments in Somalia and Afghanistan.

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SPRING, 2024 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.Learn More Below

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.

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.

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.

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.

EXPECTED PANEL TOPICS

  • 5 Star Employer Best Practices for Supporting Military Spouses & Families
  • Leveraging Military Leaders: How Veterans on Your Board and in Your C-Suite Can Improve Corporate Governance
  • Higher Education: The Secret Pipeline for Veteran Talent
  • Are Your Automated CRM and ATS Systems Filtering Out Top Military-Connected Candidates?
  • Rank Bias: The Misguided Preference for Officers and Higher Ranks – and How Your Organization Can Capitalize by Finding Great Enlisted Talent

SPONSORS AND FRIENDS

SILVER SPONSORsS

Fiserve Salutes
Fiserve Salutes
Spectrum

BRONZE SPONSOR

ETF Global

MORNING BREAK SPONSOR

ETF Global

AFTERNOON BREAK SPONSOR

ETF Global
Shaun Stephenson

Keynote Speaker

Michael Miller

Director of the Military-Civilian Transition Office
U.S. Department of Defense

The Military-Civilian Transition Office (MCTO) is a function within the Defense Human Resource Activity’s Defense Support Services Center. MCTO designs, supports, oversees, and evaluates the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP), SkillBridge Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP), and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon initiatives (BYR). MCTO provides streamlined transition and reintegration services to efficiently deliver resources, training, information, and deployment-cycle support to transitioning service members, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and their families worldwide.

Mike is a retired U.S. Army “Soldier for Life” who completed Chief Human Capital Officer assignments at U.S. Army installation, Division, and Corps; strategic enterprise assignments in Department of the Army, joint, and multi-national headquarters; and operational deployments in Somalia and Afghanistan.

OUR FALL SPEAKERS

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Nick Antaki

GEORGE ALTMAN

President

VETS Indexes

Nick Antaki

NICHOLAS ANTAKI

Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director

VETS Indexes

Nick Antaki

Peter Bermont

Global Business Resiliency Fellow

Fiserv.

Nick Antaki

Marco Bongioanni

Readjustment Counseling Therapist

Bronx Vet Center

Nick Antaki

Anthony Chiocchi

Lead Veteran Talent Program Manager for Military and Veterans Affairs, DEI

JPMorgan Chase

Nick Antaki

Lida Citroën

CEO and Founder

LIDA360, LLC

Nick Antaki

James Combs

Board of Directors, National Vice Chair Strategy

ESGR

Nick Antaki

Shawn Dawley

President

OT2 Consulting, LLC

Nick Antaki

Susan DeWitt Christ

Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Oracle

Nick Antaki

Ross Dickman

Chief Operating Officer

Hire Heroes USA

Nick Antaki

MATT DISHER

Executive Director, Military & Veterans Programs

Cushman & Wakefield

Nick Antaki

Ed Dixon

Director – Business Continuity/Risk Management

GXO Logistics

Nick Antaki

Eddie Dunn

Founder & Executive Director

Civilian Ready Foundation

Nick Antaki

James Fitzgerald

Strategic Communications and Engagement Associate

AmeriVet Securities

Nick Antaki

Evan Guzman

Founder & Chief Military Advocate

The MiLBRAND PROJECT

Nick Antaki

Justin Henderson

Senior Vice President of Sales

RecruitMilitary

Nick Antaki

Miranda Jones

Manager, Military & College Recruiting

Penfed Credit Union

Nick Antaki

Karla Langham

Chief of Staff

Office of the Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), U.S. Department of Labor

Nick Antaki

John Lees

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Outreach & Sourcing

Serco

Nick Antaki

Ken Mayes

Employer Relationship Navigator

D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), Onward to Opportunity program, Syracuse University

Nick Antaki

Sara Blewett McNamara

Founder and Principal

Transition Strategies Consulting

Nick Antaki

C. Eddy Mentzer

Associate Director, Military Community Support Programs

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Nick Antaki

Drew Mogren

Vice President

Goldman Sachs

Nick Antaki

Jhansi Nalla

Engineering Group Manager- Software Defined Vehicle

General Motors

Nick Antaki

Lydiah Owiti-Otienoh

Program Manager, Military Spouse Professional Networks (MSPN), Military Spouse Program

Hiring Our Heroes

Nick Antaki

Gary Patton MG (Ret), USA

Vice President, Veterans & Military Affairs

CACI International

Nick Antaki

John Perez

Head of Military & Veterans Affairs

Johnson & Johnson

Nick Antaki

Lacey Raymond

Principal

Deloitte

Nick Antaki

Greg Renz

Veteran Recruiting Program – Mission Systems

Northrop Grumman

Nick Antaki

Monique Ruiz

Veterans Liaison

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Nick Antaki

Charles Spence

VP Technology Strategy, Government Business Segment

Cigna Healthcare

Nick Antaki

Eric Stetson

Director of Engagement and Enrollment

FourBlock Foundation

Nick Antaki

Kevin Traw

Vice President, Customer Service Optum Financial

UnitedHealth Group

Nick Antaki

Bob Wieczorek

Chief XP3RT

Training and Consulting Consortium

Nick Antaki

RJ Williams

Vice President, ISP Operations

Spectrum

Nick Antaki

Jonathan Zimmer

VP, National Program Manager – MOLP

Citi

SPEAKER COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS