National Veteran Employment Summit

Washington, District of Columbia
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a reception following (Registration opens at 7:00 AM)

Monster and are pleased to invite you to the National Veteran Employment Summit on April 30, 2014

The Summit brings together leaders in business, government and education to share ideas and effective veteran employment and retention strategies.

The agenda will cover:
  • Employment from the veterans and spouse perspectives
  • The view from Capitol Hill
  • A frank discussion around what some employers quietly wonder about hiring veterans
  • What some organizations are doing to put commitments into action
  • Innovative regional efforts to spur veteran employment
Summit speakers will include leaders in the public, private and non-profit sector as well as military leaders and veterans themselves, including:
  • Senator Joe Manchin, (D-WV), U.S. Senate
  • Representative Jeff Denham, (R-CA), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative Tim Walz, (D-MN), U.S. House of Representatives 
  • David Coe, Vice President of Strategic Programs, Orion International
  • John DiPiero, Senior Communications Partner for Veteran Engagement, USAA
  • Daniel Elkins, Director of Government Affairs, Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States 
  • Lenny Giaquinto, Systems Engineering Lead, MITRE Corporation
  • Allison Gilmore, Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Steve Gonzalez, Assistant Director, The American Legion
  • Vivian Greentree, Senior Vice President, Head of Military and Veteran Affairs at First Data Corporation
  • Evan Guzman, Head of Military and Veteran Affairs, Verizon
  • Jeffrey C. Hall, National Employment Director, Disabled American Veterans
  • The Honorable John C. Harvey, Jr., Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
  • Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • David Lucien, CEO, DCL Associates and Co-Chair, NOVATechVets 
  • Mary MacPherson, Special Assistant to the President, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Mario Nino, Program Manager Veteran Initiatives, Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Linda Nguyen, CEO, WorkForce Central
  • Alison Putnam, U.S. Air Force reservist and Military Spouse, Compliance Review Officer, Zion Bancorporation
  • Colonel Adam Rocke, Special Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff, Director of the Soldier for Life Program, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Andreé M. Sutton, Chief of Recruitment, Retention & Outreach, Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Colin Veltman, U.S. Army (Ret.), Service Manager, Big Bear Mechanical
  • Daniel Villao, Chair, National Advisory Committee on Registered Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Ray Weeks, Vice President of Veterans Initiatives, Prudential Financial
Keynote Address: Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta 
Our luncheon keynote speaker will be Sal Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War.  A true American hero and the author of Living with Honor, Giunta will inspire with his story of unwavering courage, dedicated teamwork, decisive leadership, as well as shed light on his own transition from military service.

This is an invitation-only event and our audience will be leaders from organizations and human resources professionals who seek to improve or begin a veteran hiring program. Our day-long Summit is designed to be a dialog that will inform, educate and inspire all who attend.

Click here for the detailed agenda

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

8:00 AM to 8:15 AM

8:15 AM to 9:00 AM

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
PANEL I: Employment from The Military Veteran and Spouse Perspective

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Hearing from You: Feedback from the Audience

 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
PANEL II: Elephants In The Room: Answering Questions and Dispelling Myths

11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Hearing from You: Feedback from the Audience
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta

1:00 PM to 1:15 PM

1:15 PM to 2:05 PM
PANEL III: I Want to Hire a Veteran…How Do I Find Them? How Do I Keep Them?

2:05 PM to 2:20 PM
Hearing from You: Feedback from the Audience

2:20 PM to 2:35 PM


2:35 PM to 3:25 PM
PANEL IV: Bridging the Gap: Job Readiness Strategies and Programs that Work

3:25 PM to 3:40 PM
Hearing from You: Feedback from the Audience

3:40 PM to 4:30 PM
PANEL V:  How One Community Rallied to Create a National Model to Support Veteran Employment

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Hearing from You: Feedback from the Audience

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Closing Keynote And Call-To-Action

5:00 PM
Networking Reception

Registration for the summit is complimentary and includes admission to all of the activities of the summit: the general sessions, any breakouts, meals including breakfast, lunch, snack breaks, and a reception. 

If you have any questions regarding the Summit, please contact us using the link on the right for more information.


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