APRIL, 2024 | HYBRID

SPRING 2024 CONFERENCE
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Our Spring, 2024 Conference was a huge success! 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 event. Below are the highlights!

VIDEO REPLAYS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR FALL CONFERENCE

RECORDED ON APRIL 11, 2024

Opening Remarks

George Altman
President, VETS Indexes

Morning Keynote Address

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

5 Star Employer Best Practices for Supporting Military Spouses & Families
Sponsored by Fiserv

MODERATOR

George Altman
President | VETS Indexes

PANELISTS

Josh Deason
Military Talent Acquisition Partner | Southern Company

Susan DeWitt Christ
Culture & Inclusion Veterans Program Manager | Oracle

Jezebel Rivera
Vice President of Talent Acquisition | Fiserv

Nikita Wallace
Manager, Military Talent Attraction | Spectrum

Higher Education: The Secret Pipeline for Veteran Talent

MODERATOR

Jared Lyon
President & CEO | Student Veterans of America

PANELISTS

Matthew Butler
Senior Director of Military and Veterans’​ Services | Fordham University Office of Military and Veterans’ Services

Brett Gagnon
Senior Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect | Fulton Bank

John Lees
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition | Serco

Are Your Automated CRM and ATS Systems Filtering Out Top Military-Connected Candidates?

MODERATOR

Patrick Sence
Program Manager, DE&I | General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

PANELISTS

Scott Hamilton
Military Recruiting Program Leader | NextEra Energy

Ahmond Hill
Director of Career Services | West Point Association of Graduates

Marcus “Ohley” Ohlenforst
HR Military Workforce Strategist, Chief of Staff Officer | USAA

Matt Watkins
Military Program Manager | Premise Health

Rank Bias: The Misguided Preference for Officers and Higher Ranks – and How Your Organization Can Capitalize by Finding Great Enlisted Talent

MODERATOR

Chris Munsey
Senior Manager of the Operating Model | United Rentals

PANELISTS

Sidney Covington
Veterans Engagement Associate | AmeriVet Securities

James Tongate
Vice President, Government & Military Relations | BeneLynk

Nathan Wilson
Manager, Business Continuity Risk | GXO Logistics

Rob Arndt
Founder & CEO | Buffer Springs

Leveraging Military Leaders: How Veterans on Your Board and in Your C-Suite Can Improve Corporate Governance

MODERATOR

TJ Martin
Senior Military Recruiting Program Manager | USIC

PANELISTS

Col. Brian D. Anderson, USAF (Ret)
Senior Director, Transition and Member Services | Military Officers Association of America

Torrey Garrison
Vice-President of EHS/Leadership Development | Performance Contractors

CSM Scott Laczynski
Command Sergeant Major | New York City Recruiting Battalion – U.S. Army

Elizabeth Valade
Owner/Command OIC/Board Member | Pro Level Baseball Group/K9 Kavalry

The Best Programs and Resources in 2024 to Connect Employers with Transitioning Veterans

MODERATOR

Ellis Mensah, MBA
Clinical Supply Project Manager | Merck

PANELISTS

Fatina Brave
Director Talent Acquisition | Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Richard Comitz
Chief Operating Officer | American Corporate Partners

Lucie Piper, LMSW
Director of Development | Military Spouse Ambassador Network (MSAN)

Len Tokar
Manager, Associate Solutions | Public Consulting Group

The Veteran Perspective: Understanding the Modern Military Veteran Workforce

MODERATOR

Bruce Townshend
Chief – Employer Engagement | ESGR, DoD

PANELISTS

Aaron Knowles
Deputy Director of Public Affairs | 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) – U.S. Army

Kristen Schmalz
Clinical Recruiter | Select Medical

Brian Brooks
Talent Acquisition Manager | Knowles Precision Systems