"Where Military Talent Meets Business Needs"

Secretary Cornell Wilson and Major General Gregory Lusk share their experiences 

Did you know that 78,000 service members will transition out through North Carolina bases from 2015-2018, already equipped with the high-demand skills that your business needs?

Leadership Summit


When: Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Siemens Energy, Inc.
               101 Siemens Avenue

               Charlotte, North Carolina, 28273

What: Senior industry, government, and military leaders will come together to learn — and share success stories — about how hiring service members and veterans drives bottom-line business results. This FREE event will make the business case for hiring military candidates and identify the resources & strategies that you can use to incorporate military hiring into your business strategy. This Summit is part of North Carolina’s comprehensive statewide veteran employment solution organized by Governor McCrory.

Who Should Attend?
Senior-level leaders (Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, and other business leaders) who set their company’s strategic vision will walk away with a new understanding of how military hires drive business results, and how to integrate military employment into their business strategy. All attendees should come ready to hear and discuss what some of NC’s leading companies are doing to grow and support a strong military workforce.

Cost: Free to all attendees


9:00 - 9:30           Arrival & Networking

9:30 - 9:40           Welcome Remarks

                               Siemens Energy

9:40 - 10:00         Introduction to NC for Military Employment

                               Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, NC4ME
                               Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Jacksonville

10:00 - 10:10       USO of North Carolina Partnership with NC4ME

                               John Falkenbury, President, USO of North Carolina

10:10 - 10:20       Myth Busting: Who is a Veteran? How They Add Value and Why You Didn’t Know It!
James Gorham, Special Assistant, NC Department of Public Safety; Brigadier General (ret) U.S. Army

10:20 - 10:40       21st Century Warrior: A Goldmine for Talent
Secretary Cornell Wilson, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; Major General (ret) U.S. Marine Corps

10:40 - 11:00       Driving Company Performance by employing Military Talent
                              BJ Schaknowski, Senior Vice President - Sales & Professional Services, LexisNexis 

11:00 - 11:20       Testimonial from Cisco Systems

​                              Stan Roberts, Engineer, Cisco Systems

11:20 - 11:30       Join the NC4ME Coalition

                               Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, NC4ME

11:30 - 12:00      Networking & Lunch

with hiring military talent to fill the needs of their organizations during the September 

Hosted by:

29 NC4ME Military Employment Summit in Wilmington. 

Event Supporter:

Join us for this FREE event and learn how to make military hiring a part of your business strategy