EMPLOYING U.S. VETS
CONFERENCE

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OUR NEXT CONFERENCE: October 10, 2024 | VIRTUAL

APRIL 11, 2024
NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB
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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.

FALL, 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

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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.

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.

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

EDUCATION PARTNER

Attendees have the opportunity to earn 4 SHRM & HRCI professional development credits for joining the conference.

SPONSORS AND FRIENDS

SILVER SPONSORS

Fiserve Salutes
Fiserve Salutes
Spectrum

BRONZE SPONSOR

ETF Global

MORNING BREAK SPONSOR

ETF Global

AFTERNOON BREAK SPONSOR

ETF Global

EVENT FRIEND SPONSORS

ETF Global
ETF Global
ETF Global
Shaun Stephenson

Keynote Speaker – SPRING, 2024

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.

SPRING SPEAKERS

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GEORGE ALTMAN

President

VETS Indexes

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NICHOLAS ANTAKI

Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director

VETS Indexes

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Col. Brian D. Anderson

USAF (Ret)
Senior Director, Transition and Member Services

Military Officers Association of America

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Rob Arndt

Founder & CEO

Buffer Springs

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Fatina Brave

Director Talent Acquisition and Workforce Development

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

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Brian Brooks

Talent Acquisition Manager

Knowles Precision Devices

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Matthew Butler

Senior Director of Military and Veterans’​ Services

Fordham University Office of Military and Veterans’ Services

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Richard Comitz

Chief Operating Officer

American Corporate Partners

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Sidney Covington

Veterans Engagement Associate

AmeriVet Securities

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Josh Deason

Military Talent Acquisition Partner

Southern Company

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Susan DeWitt Christ

Culture & Inclusion Veterans Program Manager

Oracle

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Brett Gagnon

Senior Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect

Fulton Bank

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Torrey Garrison

Vice-President of EHS/Leadership Development

Performance Contractors

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Scott Hamilton

Military Recruiting Program Manager

NextEra Energy

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Ahmond Hill

Director of Career Services

West Point Association of Graduates

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Aaron Knowles

Expert in Public Affairs, Brand Management and Social Media/Founder

Shred the Stress

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CSM Scott Laczynski

Command Sergeant Major

New York City Recruiting Battalion – U.S. Army

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John Lees

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Serco

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Jared Lyon

President & CEO

Student Veterans of America

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T.J. MARTIN

Senior Military Recruiting Program Manager

USIC

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Ellis Mensah, MBA

Clinical Supply Project Manager

Merck

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Chris Munsey

Senior Manager of the Operating Model

United Rentals

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Marcus Ohlenforst

HR Military Workforce Strategist, Chief of Staff Officer

USAA

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Lucie Piper, LMSW

Director of Development

Military Spouse Ambassador Network (MSAN)

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Jezebel Rivera

Vice President of Talent Acquisition

Fiserv

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Kristen Schmalz

Clinical Recruiter

Select Medical

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Patrick Sense

Program Manager, DE&I

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

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Len Tokar

Manager, Associate Solutions

Public Consulting Group

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James Tongate

Vice President, Government & Military Relations

BeneLynk

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Bruce Townshend

Chief – Employer Engagement

ESGR DoD

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Elizabeth Valade

Owner/Command OIC/Board Member

Pro Level Baseball Group/K9 Kavalry

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Nikita Wallace

Sr. Manager Military Talent Attraction

Spectrum

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Matt Watkins

Military Program Manager

Premise Health

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Nathan Wilson

Manager, Business Continuity Risk

GXO Logistics

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SPRING SPEAKER COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS