"Where Military Talent Meets Business Needs"


Steering Committee

Secretary Larry Hall

NC Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs

Lt. Gen. Gary McKissock
NC Military Affairs Commission​

USMC (ret.)

Maj. Gen Rodney Anderson
US Army, Ret.

Maj. Gen. Gregory Lusk
Adjutant General
NC National Guard

Brig. Gen. JR Gorham
US Army, Ret.

Mark Edmonds
Chief Operating Officer
NC Department of Commerce - DWS

David Long
Long Beverage

Eric Pike
Chairman & CEO
Pike Corporation

Binu Thomas

Vice President

MetLife Global Technology & Operations

Michael Veysey

Director of Veterans Programs

Cisco Systems

Stuart Ruffin
Executive Director

NC Military Foundation

Kimberly Williams
Executive Director, NC4ME
CHO, City of Jacksonville

Leadership Team
Kimberly Williams
Executive Director, NC4ME
CHO, City of Jacksonville
Ron Bogle 

State Chair

Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

​Eric Burgos

Director, Education & Employment Center

NC National Guard

​​John Herath

Military Liaison

NCSHRM State Council

Rebecca Sotirkys 

Program Manager


Derrick Ware

Cheif Executive Officer

Atriad Partners

Kelli Willoughby

Troop and Family Programs Director
USO of North Carolina


Between 2015 and 2018, 78,000 service members will transition out of the military through NC’s DoD installations, adding strength to the 778,000 veterans already living in North Carolina. North Carolina's businesses strive to support these veterans and service members by leveraging their skills to fill critical talent requirements, but often lack the resources needed to identify and hire qualified military candidates. 


North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME) is a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to make NC the number one state for military employment. Established by the Governor in 2015, NC4ME leverages existing workforce development resources and technology to implement an employer-centric strategy that: 

  • Educates NC’s business leaders on the value of hiring a military workforce,
  • Shows small businesses and human resource professionals how to hire military personnel, and 
  • Connects military talent to open jobs, education, and training opportunities in North Carolina.

By centering its focus on the "demand side" of the employment equation, NC4ME serves as a perfect complement to the vast number of programs currently preparing veterans for civilian employment and gives a much needed boost to military job seekers in North Carolina. More than just the "right thing" to do, hiring veterans drives business results for North Carolina's employers and economic growth for our state. Please join us as we help NC businesses to better utilize the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our veterans and service members. Together we will make North Carolina the #1 state for military employment.

A True Public-Private Partnership