9:00 - 9:30           Network Session - meet and greet business leaders

9:30 - 9:40           Welcome

                              NC National Guard

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

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

10:00 - 10:20       Myth Busting: Who is a Veteran? How They Add Value and Why You Didn’t Know It!
Ilario Pantano, Senior Director of Programs & Services
                               Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

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

10:40 - 11:00       Driving Company Performance by employing Military Talent
                              Earl Richburg, Director of Veteran Employment, Wayne Brothers Construction

11:00 - 11:20       Testimonial from Cisco Systems

​                              Stan Roberts, Engineer, Cisco Systems

11:20 - 11:30       The NC4ME Pledge

                               Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs

                               Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, NC4ME

11:30 - 12:00       Networking - LUNCH

Secretary Cornell Wilson and Major General Gregory Lusk share their experiences 

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


When: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: NCNG Military Academy 
               BLDG A - 4595 Butner Road

               Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28310

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

Hosted by:

29 NC4ME Military Employment Summit in Wilmington. 

"Where Military Talent Meets Business Needs"

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

Military Employment Summit

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?