SPRING 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Our inaugural Conference was a huge success! Besides being well-attended, our first event served as a lunching pad for many successful conferences to come. We encouraged (and always do) feedback from everyone – from vendor, sponsor, speaker and attendee – and all of the comments were positive and lifting. We thank you for such a great kick off. Below are the highlights!

SPRING AGENDA
VIDEOS FROM THE EVENT
PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT
SPRING SPEAKERS
WHO ATTENDED
SPRING SPONSORS

WHO ATTENDED

SOME OF THE COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS AT OUR FIRST CONFERENCE

Aetna, CVS Health Company
Alliance Bernstein
Accenture
Amazon Web Services
American Tower
American Water – Military Services Division
Amerivet Securities, Inc.
BAE Systems
Bancroft Capital
Bank of America
Barclays
Bayer Corporation
Booz Allen Hamilton
Brown-Forman
Capco
Capital One
CarMax
Christiana Care Health System
Cigna
Cincinnati Police Department
Citi
Combined Insurance
Comcast NBCUniversal
Con Edison
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
CVS Health
Department of Defense
Department of Veterans Affairs
Ellis-Webb Management Group
ETF Global
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Energy & Natural Resource Security, Inc.
Express Scripts
EY
FDM Group
FedEx Freight
First Data Corporation
Ford Motor Company
Fortinet
FourBlock
Fox School of Business
General Motors Defense LLC
Gitterman Wealth Management
Global Finesse, LLC
Globus Medical
Hire Heroes USA
Independent
Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JUST Capital
Kaiser Permanente
Kearney & Company
Kellogg Company
KPMG
La Quinta by Wyndham
LMI
ManTech International
MAPS
Blue Star Families
MassMutual
MAXIMUS
Merrill Lynch
Metropolitan Commercial Bank
MGM Resorts International
Microsoft
Military Times
Military Times Rebootcamp
Mohawk Group
Montclair State University
Morgan Stanley
NAVSO
Nike
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northwestern Mutual
NS2 Serves
NYC Veterans Alliance
NY Helmets to Hardhats
Oracle
Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando FL
Pace University
Penn State Health
Performance Contractors, Inc
Prudential Financial
PwC
QWAFAFEW
Rangam
Roberts & Ryan
S&P Indices
Sharp Decisions, Inc.
Societe Generale
Southern Company
Spark Therapeutics
Strategic Staffing Solutions
Suburban Propane
Synchrony
Syracuse University
Talcott Resolution
Training and Consulting Consortium, LLC
Travelers Companies
TripAdvisor
The Hartford
Universal Orlando Resort
USAA
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Vets2PM
Veterans ASCEND
Vetworksusa
VETS Indexes
Walmart
WE Communications
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
West Point Association of Graduates
Wild Bill’s Soda
Willis Towers Watson

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

FourBlock

FOURBLOCK

THE NATION’S LOCAL NETWORK FOR VETS

VOWS

VOWS

SANCTIONED

Bob WoodWard Foundation

BOB WOODRUFF

FOUNDATION

OUR SPONSORS

ETF Global

ETF Global

BREAKFAST SPONSOR

AmeriVet Securities

AmeriVet Securities

BRONZE SPONSOR

USAA

USAA

BRONZE SPONSOR

S&P Global

S&P Global

EVENT FRIEND

OUR SPRING SPEAKERS

MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

CHRIS CORTEZ

Microsoft Military Affairs

As Vice President of Military Affairs at Microsoft, Chris Cortez leads the company’s engagement with veterans and military families as part of its focus on inspiring and developing former service members for roles in the IT industry.

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AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LORRAINE S. WILSON

JUST Capital

Lorraine S. Wilson is the Director of Investment Products at JUST Capital. With over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry, she oversees the business development, marketing, and sales strategy within the investor and financial community.

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GEORGE ALTMAN

Deputy Managing Editor

Military Times

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CHRISTINE AQUINO

Head of Business Operations

Sightline

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NICHOLAS ANTAKI

Managing Director

VETS Indexes

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JAMES BEAMESDERFER

Vice President, Veterans Initiatives

Prudential

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GERRY BORJA

Senior Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Oracle

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CHRIS CRACE

Military/Veterans Affairs Leader

Ernst & Young

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CHRIS CORTEZ

Vice President of Military Affairs

Microsoft

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CHRIS DAVISON

Veteran Recruiting and Warrior Integration Program Manager

BAE Systems, Inc.

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CAROL EGGERT

SVP, Military and Veteran Affairs

Comcast NBCUniversal

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CHERYL ENDRES

Advisor, Military Programs

La Quinta by Wyndham

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CHIP HAWKINS

Diversity-Military Talent Acquisition Mgr.

Aetna

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JEFFREY JACK

Veterans Employment Program Manager

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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JAMAL JESSIE

Senior Military Talent Acquisition Consultant

Southern Company

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TOMMY JONES

Sr. Manager of Talent Acquisition

Verizon

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MICHAEL F. KELLY

AVP, Military Affairs

USAA

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CHRISTOPHER MCMANUS

Senior Managing Director

Accenture

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MIKE MILLER

Director of Private and Public Engagement

Department of Defense

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ANDREW MORTON

Dir. of Social Engagement

SHRM

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KEITH NATTRASS

Director, Military and Veteran Affairs

General Motors Defense LLC

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ELIZABETH O’BRIEN

Sr. Dir., Military Spouse Program

Hiring Our Heroes

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LEO SHANE

Deputy Editor

Military Times

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WILLIAM PISHOTTA

National Military Recruiting Program Manager

Combined Insurance

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BRIAN RATHJEN

President

Roberts & Ryan

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LAURA SCHMIEGEL

Head of Military and Veteran Affairs

Booz Allen Hamilton

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JAMES A. PERDUTO

Head of Global Talent Acquisition

First Data

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KARL SNYDER

Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist

VETS Indexes

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JOHN TANSILL

Head of Veterans Program

FDM Group

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JOHN TIEN

Managing Director

Citigroup

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BRUCE TOWNSHEND

Chief, Employer Engagement

DOD | ESGR

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ROSALINDA VASQUEZ MAURY

Dir. Applied Research and Analytics

Syracuse Univ.

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LORRAINE S. WILSON

Director, Investment Products

JUST Capital

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