Bridging the Gap: Serving Those Who Served

The Veterans Summit, Bridging the Gap: Serving Those Who Served, aims to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion efforts that cater to Veterans within our workplace and beyond. Attendees will learn about ways they can enhance their organization through D&I best practices, such as recruitment, development, and retention. The Veterans Summit provides an opportunity for companies and organizations to build best practices in key areas of recruitment, training, workforce development and entrepreneurship. This enables Veterans voices as ambassadors, in meeting business goals for both internal and external stakeholders.

The agenda begins with a dynamic keynote speaker and features a panel discussion that will demonstrate resourceful programs and other inventive ways that employers and small businesses have elevated veterans’ voices. If you are interested in attending a forum with shared experiences and collaborated efforts on meaningful Veteran’s topics, challenges, unique strengths, opportunities and inspirational Veteran leaders and professionals- we highly encourage you to attend this impactful summit.

For questions or comments, please contact Ivy Hunter at [email protected]

Michigan

Lt. Col. (Ret) Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz

Lt. Col. (Ret) Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz

Chief Innovator
Vanguard Veteran, LLC

Col. Lavetta Bennett

Col. Lavetta Bennett

Chief of Staff
Michigan Army National Guard

Val Gonzalez

Val Gonzalez

Sales Support Analyst/ Lead for Veterans Employee Resource Group
The Auto Club Group, AAA

Celeste Hurst

Celeste Hurst

Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant / Veteran Focused Recruiter /Veteran ERN Co-chair
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Jesse King

Jesse King

Sergeant First Class (Ret) 25 years of Active-Duty Service
Entrepreneur

Keith King

Keith King

Founder and CEO
National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

Darlene King

Darlene King

Executive Director of Michigan Diversity Council
National Diversity Council

Agenda

8:15am-8:45am Panelists Arrive
8:45am-9:00am Guest Arrive
9:00am-9:10am National Anthem
9:10am-9:25am Welcome and Introductions
9:25am-9:55am Keynote Address
9:55am-10:10am Panel Introductions
10:10am-11:10am Panel Discussion w/Q&A
11:10am-11:20am Break
11:20am-11:40am Authentic Conversations w/Darlene
11:40am-11:55am Q&A
11:55am-12:00pm Closing Remarks

Sponsor

Registration

You will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link 1-3 days prior to event.
Please make sure you check your spam folder. If you have not received your zoom invitation link please contact: Ivy Hunter at [email protected]

BRONZE SPONSOR

$1250
  • Designated as a Bronze Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Quarter-page ad in the printed event program
  • 2 tickets to the summit

SILVER SPONSOR

$2500
  • Designated as a Silver Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Half-page ad in the printed event program
  • 4 tickets to the summit

GOLD SPONSOR

$5000
  • Designated as an Gold Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials
  • Gold Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Full-page ad in the printed event program
  • 8 tickets to the summit

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$10000
  • Designated as Presenting Sponsor of the summit; this designation will be on the event webpage, all pre-event and event online and email promotional material, and printed event materials – limited to two co-title organizations
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be included in recognition of 50% event proceeds donation to the Ohio Stem Learning Network
  • Presenting Sponsor(s) will be listed on all nametags, table tents, and signage during the event
  • Receive a formal plaque as Presenting Sponsor of the event
  • An opportunity to have a representative from your organization provide remarks to open or close the event (10 minutes)
  • Professional photographs of event for organizational use
  • Two full-page ads in the printed event program
  • 16 tickets to the summit

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