"Where Military Talent Meets Business Needs"


  9:00 - 9:15        Welcoming Remarks


  9:05 - 9:15        Introduction to NC for Military Employment (NC4ME)                  

                              Kimberly Lindsay, Executive Director, NC4ME

  9:15 - 9:30        Defining the Term "Veteran"

                              Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs

  9:30 - 9:45        The Value of Employing Transitioning Service Members
                              Secretary Cornell Wilson, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; Major General (ret) USMC


 9:45 - 10:00       Employing Members of the Guard & Reserve
                              Major General Gregory Lusk, Adjutant General, NC National Guard

10:00 - 10:15      Military Talent in the Civilian Economy

                              Lieutenant General (ret) Gary McKissock

10:15 - 10:30                                 - Break -

10:30 - 10:45      Driving Local Government Performance with Military Talent
                              Dr. Richard Woodruff, City Manager, City of Jacksonville

10:45 - 11:00      Military Hiring Testimonial from MetLife

                              Ross Carkeet, Director, Video Services, Enterprise Infrastructure and Architecture, MetLife

11:00 - 11:15      Military Hiring Testimonial from Cisco Systems

                              Stan Roberts, Engineer, Cisco Systems

11:00 - 11:10      The NC4ME Pledge

                              Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs

11:30 - 12:15      Lunch & Table Discussion

12:15 - 12:30      Closing Remarks

MetLife Vice President Binu Thomas and Cisco Director Michael Veysey share their companies’ successes in hiring military employees during the August 18th NC4ME Military Employment Summit


When: Tuesday, November 6, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Where:  MetLife Gragg Building

               11225 Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277 

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. Held in partnership with the NC Chamber of Commerce, these events are designed to help NC companies integrate military employment into their human resource strategy and to make annual military hiring commitments.

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

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

Did you know that 27,000 service members will transition out through North Carolina bases in 2015, already equipped with the high-demand skills that your business needs?

Military Employment Summit