Secretary Cornell Wilson and Major General Gregory Lusk share their experiences 

"Where Military Talent Meets Business Needs"


When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where:  The Conference Center at GTCC
                7908 Leabourne Road
                Colfax, NC 27235

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

Military Employment Summit

29 NC4ME Military Employment Summit in Wilmington. 

Presented by: 

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

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?

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


  9:30 - 9:35         Welcome

                              Kathy Bull, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Development, USO of NC

  9:35 - 9:45         Introduction to NC for Military Employment (NC4ME)

                              Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, NC4ME

                              Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Jacksonville

 9:45 - 10:00        Defining the Term "Veteran"

                              Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs

10:00 - 10:15       Value of Employing Transitioning Service Members
                              Secretary Cornell Wilson, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Retired Major General U.S. Marine Corps

10:15 - 10:30       Driving Local Government Performance with Military Talent

                              Dr. Richard Woodruff, City Manager, City of Jacksonville

10:30 - 10:50       Driving Company Performance by employing Military Talent
                              BJ Schaknowski, SVP, Sales & Professional Services, LexisNexis 

10:50 - 11:10       Testimonial from Cisco Systems

​                              Stan Roberts, Engineer, Cisco Systems

11:10 - 11:20       The NC4ME Pledge

                              Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs

                              Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, NC4ME

11:20 - 11:30       Closing Remarks

                              Kimberly Williams, Executive Director

11:30 - 12:00       Networking & Lunch