Corporate resources workshop to be held in Atlanta with speakers from UPS, JPMorgan Chase & Co., First Data, AT&T, The Home Depot and more

Press Release updated: Aug 20, 2018 17:00 EDT

ATLANTA, August 20, 2018 – America's Warrior Partnership and VETLANTA will host a free networking event and panel discussion for business and corporate leaders from around the country to learn how they can support military veteran-friendly environments in the workplace and their communities. The event, titled “Harnessing Corporate Resources to Build a Veteran-Friendly Community,” will be held at the Omni CNN Hotel in Atlanta on September 5, 2018, from 7 – 8 p.m. EST.

“Many businesses employ veterans and want to learn how they can better support local veteran communities,” said Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of America’s Warrior Partnership. “Our partners at VETLANTA have keen insight into the unique needs of veterans in the metro Atlanta area, so we are confident that businesses will walk away with an understanding of how they can effectively work with nonprofits and other groups to create more proactive and holistic support programs for veterans in their employ and their neighborhoods.”

Lloyd Knight, president of VETLANTA and director of freight forwarding at UPS, will moderate a panel discussion to share best practices and actionable insights for corporate leaders, community stakeholders, and national foundation representatives. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers. Speakers will include:

Many businesses employ veterans and want to learn how they can better support local veteran communities. We are confident that businesses will walk away with an understanding of how they can effectively work with nonprofits and other groups to create more proactive and holistic support programs for veterans in their employ and their neighborhoods.

JIm Lorraine

President & CEO

·       Bethany George, manager of talent acquisition and field staffing at The Home Depot

·       Dino Perone, vice president and general manager of national sales at AT&T

·       Vivian Greentree, senior vice president, head of global corporate citizenship at First Data

·       Jason Wright, vice president of military and veterans affairs at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

“The key to building a veteran-friendly community is collaboration,” said Knight. “This theme will inform many of the takeaways from this event as we inform businesses and nonprofits of the most efficient ways to collaborate on aligning corporate and community resources with the needs of local veterans.”

The event will kick off the Fifth Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium, an annual gathering of veteran-serving professionals to connect with new resources and partners as well as discuss key trends affecting veteran communities across the country.

To learn more and register for the “Harnessing Corporate Resources to Build a Veteran-Friendly Community” event, visit www.HarnessingCorporateResources.EventBrite.com.

About VETLANTA

VETLANTA is a club operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes. Our purpose is to foster collaboration among Atlanta area businesses to support veteran-orientated initiatives. VETLANTA seeks to strengthen the community of Atlanta through empowering veterans, recognizing their individual and collective skills. We network with Atlanta area businesses (including non-profits, education institutions, government agencies), to find those organizations with like-minded values who are equally committed to helping veterans enjoy a fulfilling quality of life.

About America’s Warrior Partnership

America’s Warrior Partnership is committed to empowering communities to empower veterans. We fill the gaps that exist between current veteran service organizations by helping nonprofits connect with the veterans, military members, and families in need: bolstering their efficacy, improving their results and empowering their initiatives. America’s Warrior Partnership is a force multiplier for warrior community integration that enhances communities where great Americans choose to live and contribute. For more information on the organization and how to get involved, visit www.AmericasWarriorPartnership.org.

Source: America's Warrior Partnership

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