An Affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Nov15

5th Annual Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes

Honor Our Veterans and Reserve Your Seat Today!


5th Annual Business Steps Up:

Hiring Our Heroes

November 15, 2012

Breakfast & Registration:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Program begins: 9:00 a.m.


Registration is complimentary. 

 

In 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has expanded its efforts to lower unemployment among former service members and their spouses by partnering with Veteran Service Organizations, government agencies, and the business community to hold hiring fairs across the U.S.

Please join us on November 15th as we reflect on our work from this year and we look ahead at our goals for 2013.

As we have done each year with this event, presented by the National Chamber Foundation, we will continue to focus on the challenges that former service members face in their search for meaningful employment.  Additionally, the U.S. Chamber will also begin a new tradition this year of recognizing specific businesses that have gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.

Award Finalist: 

Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • Hunt Development
  • The Major Group 

Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment

  • Aaron’s
  • Meineke Car Care Center of Pensacola, Florida
  • National Military Family Association
  • Willsbro
  • Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC 

Post-9/11 Veterans Employment and Internships Award

  • Chesapeake Energy
  • General Electric
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Ryder 

Don Weber Wounded Warrior Employment Award

  • CACI
  • Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  • Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI
  • Southwest Airlines
  • VSE Corporation

Lee Anderson Award for Veteran and Military Spouse Employment

  • Comcast/NBCUniversal
  • Goldman Sachs
  • USAA
  • Sears
  • Wal-Mart
Agenda: 
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

Briefing Center

 
9:00 a.m.–9:05 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Hall of Flags

Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman USA (Ret.), Senior Counselor to the President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Morning Keynote

Hall of Flags

Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 

Introduced by: Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman USA (Ret.), Senior Counselor to the President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

9:25 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Veteran Employment Panel
Hall of Flags

  • Susan Fallon, Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development, Monster Government Solutions
  • Mike Haynie, Executive Director and Founder, Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families
  • Kris Urbauer, Program Manager of Veterans Initiatives, General Electric
  • Randy Weeks, Vice President of Veterans Initiatives, Prudential Financial Inc.

Moderated by: Kevin Schmiegel, Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Capital One: Hiring 500,000 Heroes

Hall of Flags

  • Anthony J. Pica, Senior Vice President and National Small Business Banking Executive, Capital One Bank
10:35 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Military Spouse Employment Panel

Hall of Flags

  • Jeanne Chandler, Spouse of Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, USA
  • Cheryl Endres, President, Endres & Associates, Inc.
  • Dr. Vivian Greentree, Director of Research and Policy,  Blue Star Families
  • Pamela Hardy, Senior Associate, People Services, Booz Allen Hamilton

Moderated by: Laura Dempsey, Director, Military Spouse Employment Programs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

11:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Sergeant Dakota Meyer Keynote

Hall of Flags

  • Sergeant Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient, United States Marine Corps veteran 

Introduced by: Kevin Schmiegel, Vice President, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Hall of Flags

Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman USA (Ret.), Senior Counselor to the President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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