2019 Virginia Women Veterans Summit

Thu, May 16 2019, 9:00 AM - Fri, May 17 2019, 6:00 PM [EST]

1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, Virginia, 23666, United States

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Convention Center & Spac, 1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, Virginia, 23666, United States.

 

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Virginia Department of Veteran Services

This event brings together executives, community leaders, employers, and government agencies from the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered specifically for women veterans.

Contact the Organizer

Nneka Chiazor
Vice President of Government and Public Affairs

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nnekachiazor/

About Nneka Chiazor

Vice President of Government and Public Affairs
Annie Walker
Director, Veterans Education, Transition and Employment, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Annie Walker is an 18-year employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is the Director of Veterans Education, Transition and Employment (VETE). VETE is one of six directorates under the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/

About Annie Walker

Director, Veterans Education, Transition and Employment, Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Delegate Kathleen Murphy
Virginia House of Delegates

http://www.murphyfordelegate.com/

About Delegate Kathleen Murphy

Virginia House of Delegates
Beverly VanTull
Virginia Women Veterans Program Manager - Virginia Department of Veterans Services

https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverly-vantull-25514441/

About Beverly VanTull

Virginia Women Veterans Program Manager - Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Monique Adams
Executive Director, 757 Angels

As Executive Director, Monique worked with the Board to launch 757 Angels. Since launching in 2015, 757 Angels has grown to one of the larger angel groups in the country with over 100 members/investors and injected over $30 Million of capital into startup and early-stage companies. Through 757 Angels’ regional platform, Monique has leadership roles in building and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/monique-adams-ba52a3106/

About Monique Adams

Executive Director, 757 Angels

Elizabeth (Betsy) Barron is a recently retired Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Civilian, who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ms. Barron spent her career as a military leader and civilian manager, organizational strategist and planner, trainer and training developer, and leader in counter-terrorism, cyber planning, and policy for the DoD and the Interagency.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-barron-b3789716b/

About Betsy Barron

LTC2 Consulting
Bobbie Blakely
SAA Lead Manager - Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Ms. Bobbie Blakely is an Operation Enduring Freedom (O.E.F). U.S. Navy Veteran having served six years active duty, five of which were onboard the U.S. Naval Carrier the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) based out of San Diego, California. Ms. Blakely has since worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia for 10 years in various positions to include Business and Financial Management.

About Bobbie Blakely

SAA Lead Manager - Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Tanya Canty
Senior Director, Mission United

Tanya Canty, Chief Yeoman, United States Navy (Retired), currently serves as the Senior Director, Mission United – a strategic initiative that helps service members and their families succeed as they pursue the next chapter of their lives in Hampton Roads. Tanya is committed to military families that are vulnerable to financial, employment, homelessness, substance abuse, and legal related difficulties and works tirelessly to redefine the meaning of "military friendly community".

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanya-canty-331a25b8/

About Tanya Canty

Senior Director, Mission United
Chanty Clay
Senior Vice President, Head of Team Member Philanthropy - WellsFargo

Chanty Clay began her career with Wells Fargo in May 2008 and was recently named the Head of Team Member Philanthropy. In this role, Chanty manages enterprise-wide strategies and programs supporting community involvement and workplace giving campaigns that provide opportunities for Wells Fargo team members to make a meaningful, positive effect in their communities.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanty-clay-ph-d-07897333/

About Chanty Clay

Senior Vice President, Head of Team Member Philanthropy - WellsFargo
Cheryl Collins
Talent Program Manager, The Virginia Department of Transportation

Cheryl is a champion for diversity and inclusion within VDOT. She developed and implemented the VDOT Veterans Network (also called VetNet) and the “Putting Abilities to Work” program within VDOT which focuses on finding work opportunities for DARS and DBVI clients within VDOT. Cheryl believes that “a melting pot” of ideas, backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and education makes a healthy and happy workplace.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheryl-collins-25707b136/

About Cheryl Collins

Talent Program Manager, The Virginia Department of Transportation
Justine Evirs
Founder & CEO, The Paradigm Switch

Justine Evirs is the Founder & CEO of The Paradigm Switch, a digital eco-system, filled with exclusive content, engaged community members, and resources that empower military spouses to work anywhere in the world. As a Navy veteran & Navy spouse, Justine is proud of the work she has accomplished within military communities across the nation ranging from higher education, entrepreneurship, innovative program development, grassroots community building, to nonprofit management.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/justineevirs/

About Justine Evirs

Founder & CEO, The Paradigm Switch
SheNesia S. Ewing
Life Coach, Speaker, and Author, Uncovering The New U, LLC

SheNesia Ewing, is a Certified International Speaker, Transformation Life Coach, business strategist, and published author. Life Coach Nesi started UncoveringTheNewU, LLC in 2010 and completed life coaching school in June 2016.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shenesiaewing12/

About SheNesia S. Ewing

Life Coach, Speaker, and Author, Uncovering The New U, LLC

LaTesha (Tesha) Ford has over 14 years of cybersecurity, project management, crisis management, strategic planning and implementation, risk management, and human capital experience with a focus on solving complex issues and delivering quality service and solutions to a broad range of clients. Prior to joining LTC2 Consulting, Ms. Ford was as a Consultant with Guidehouse LLP (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Public Sector) and served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/latesha-ford-825b1820/

About LaTesha Ford

LTC2 Consulting
Alison Foster
Program Manager, Virginia Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Transition Assistance Program

Alison Foster currently works as the Program Manager for the Virginia Transition Assistance Program and has been in that role for over two years. She is also currently serving in the United States Army Reserve as a Master Sergeant at a training unit at Ft. Lee. After a long journey through college amid two deployments to support combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Alison graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-foster-52a05364/

About Alison Foster

Program Manager, Virginia Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Transition Assistance Program
Renee Foster
City Impact Manager, Mission Continues

About Renee Foster

City Impact Manager, Mission Continues
Seda Goff
Director, PenFed, Veteran Entrepreneurship

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sedaatamgoff/

About Seda Goff

Director, PenFed, Veteran Entrepreneurship
Ellen Haring
Chief Executive Officer, Service Women’s Action Network

Dr. Ellen Haring is the CEO of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN). SWAN is a nonpartisan, non-profit that supports, connects, and advocates for servicewomen; past, present, and future. She is also a senior fellow at Women in International Security where she directs the Combat Integration Initiative. Haring’s research and work focus on women and gender in the military.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-haring-20ba1065/

About Ellen Haring

Chief Executive Officer, Service Women’s Action Network
Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd
Executive Director, Center for Women Veterans

Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary on Department policies, programs, and legislation that affect women Veterans. In addition, she oversees the Center’s activities, which include monitoring and coordinating VA’s administration of health care, benefits services, and programs for women Veterans; serving as an advocate for cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelyn-hayes-byrd-88a29b1/

About Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd

Executive Director, Center for Women Veterans
Meg Hendricks
Military Employment Program Manager, ADP

Meg Hendricks is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’(FCA) Military Employment Program Manager. In this role, Meg is responsible for all FCA’s programming related to the recruitment, hiring, and retention of veterans. She conducts “Business Case for Hiring Veterans” training, builds relationships with Universities, connects with local Veteran Service Organizations, provides guidance on related programming, and serves as a subject matter expert for other recruiters and hiring managers.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/meg-hendricks/

About Meg Hendricks

Military Employment Program Manager, ADP
Sarah Holdren
Clinical Dietitian, Salem VAMC

Sarah Holdren has been a clinical dietitian with the VA for over 10 years working in four different facilities along the southeast. She has held positions in both an inpatient and outpatient capacity working with female veterans in a variety of life stages. She is currently teaching MOVE and Gerofit nutrition classes along with spearheading the healthy teaching kitchen incentive at the Salem VA medical center.

About Sarah Holdren

Clinical Dietitian, Salem VAMC
Kristi Holt
Senior Resource Specialist, Virginia Veteran and Family Support

Kristi Holt has worked for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (VDVS VVFS) since 2012. Kristi now serves as the Senior Resource Specialist where she provides support to staff and the VVFS West Region with a team that monitors and coordinates behavioral health, rehabilitative, and support services for veterans, service members, families and caregivers since 2012.

https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3PDJS42pU1n8wNHnsfYD1oAbuL368NjhD6zyeRQ_nYHMxvzCKv-Yhq4C8

About Kristi Holt

Senior Resource Specialist, Virginia Veteran and Family Support
Col. Carlos Hopkins
Secretary, Veteran and Defense Affairs (VADA)

Carlos Hopkins currently serves as Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the state’s top official for coordinating state and federal resources to support Virginia’s veteran community and liaison with federal defense facilities.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-hopkins-779a651/

About Col. Carlos Hopkins

Secretary, Veteran and Defense Affairs (VADA)
Adrienne Johnson
Director of Family Engagement, Peter Paul Development Center

https://www.peterpauldevcenter.org/?fbclid=IwAR2lVIX7LslmuY93srAV5rQiIqlQIm_OxiHVYYxTfZkXuIEGDtIbyeBnmWQ

About Adrienne Johnson

Director of Family Engagement, Peter Paul Development Center
Miranda Jones
Military and College Recruiting Lead, PenFed Credit Union

Miranda spent six years in Active and National Guard components of the US Army. Her stateside duty assignments include: Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Lynchburg, Virginia, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. Overseas assignments include: Kosovo and Iraq. Upon leaving the service, Miranda has worked with University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in various capacities throughout many campuses: Germany, South Korea, Adelphi, and Largo Maryland.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonesmirandalynne/

About Miranda Jones

Military and College Recruiting Lead, PenFed Credit Union
Ron Lewis
CEO & Founder, LTC2 Consulting

Ronald (Ron) Lewis is a recently retired, Army general who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ron has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. Ron spent most of his career working as a strategist, military leader, organization manager, and director of plans and operations. The organizations he led ranged in size from 30 to 20,000 personnel.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-lewis-9b2517153/

About Ron Lewis

CEO & Founder, LTC2 Consulting
Johnnie Lloyd
President and Chief Strategist, Johnnie Lloyd & Associates

Johnnie is a financial guru who can build wealth in an empty field. She specifically partners with female CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs unleashing their superpowers. Specialized areas of concentration are money, communication, and people. She makes hard things understandable and relatable. Dynamic high energy speaker, author, coach, and facilitator. Providing inspirational keynotes and breakout sessions, empowering audience development, growth, and transformational opportunities.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnnie-lloyd-you-are-fire-when-you-are-focused%C2%AE-5b703a67/

About Johnnie Lloyd

President and Chief Strategist, Johnnie Lloyd & Associates
Patrice Malena
Women Veterans Program Manager, Hampton VA Medical Center

Patrice Malena has been the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) for the Hampton VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA, since 2012. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Women’s Health. Her BSN is from ODU in Norfolk, and her MS from VCU in Richmond. Her clinical practice includes caring for women Veterans with bladder issues, and fertility concerns for both male and female Veterans.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrice-chance-malena-9b239613/

About Patrice Malena

Women Veterans Program Manager, Hampton VA Medical Center

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelseamandello/

About Chelsea Mandello

CEO, Troopster
Emily McMahan
Executive Director, Capitol Post

Emily McMahan is the Executive Director of Capitol Post. Capitol Post is a nonprofit that teaches military veterans and their spouses how to think and act like entrepreneurs, to the benefit of their own businesses or their employer’s. Capitol Post provides the coaching, business acceleration programs, and network, and office space to test, derisk, and achieve their goals.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilymcmahan/

About Emily McMahan

Executive Director, Capitol Post
Evans McMillion
Executive Director, 757 Accelerate

Evans is passionate about solving problems through innovation and collaboration. As an attorney, she helps growing businesses rethink their options and knock down the hurdles in their path towards growth. Most of Evans’ opportunities have materialized because she was willing to say “yes” and then get to work. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of 757 Accelerate, Evans worked as an attorney counseling big and small companies at all stages of growth from entity formation through IPO.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/evans-mcmillion-2071b78/

About Evans McMillion

Executive Director, 757 Accelerate
Jana Means
Administrative Assistant, Dominion Energy

https://www.dominionenergy.com/

About Jana Means

Administrative Assistant, Dominion Energy
Kenneth Miller
Pathfinder Site Manager, USO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-miller-01952592/

About Kenneth Miller

Pathfinder Site Manager, USO
J.D. Myers, II
Senior VP and Region Manager Virginia, COX Communications

A telecommunications industry leader with more than 30 years experience in operations, marketing, and sales, JD joined Cox in 2006 and leads the Virginia Region, including approximately 2,200 employees across three markets - Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, and Roanoke. His prior Cox roles include market vice president and vice president of Cox Business in Northern Virginia.

https://www.cox.com/aboutus/home.html

About J.D. Myers, II

Senior VP and Region Manager Virginia, COX Communications
Pollyanna Neely
Active Veterans With Answers (AVWA)

With over 25 years of active military service, Pollyanna served during Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operation Vigilant Sentinel, Operation Southern Watch, Intercept Operation, Operation Northern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), Operation New Dawn during the Global War on Terrorism.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pollyanna-neely-usn-retired-b7136049/

About Pollyanna Neely

Active Veterans With Answers (AVWA)
John Newby, II
Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

John L. Newby II serves as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. In this senior executive role, Mr. Newby leads an 800-member Agency located across more than 40 Virginia locations, delivering employment, education, benefits, behavioral health, and long term health care services to Virginia’s Reservists, Guardsmen, transitioning service members and 725,000+ veterans.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-newby-aa378a22/

About John Newby, II

Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Governor Ralph Northam
Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Before he was inaugurated as the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ralph Northam served as an Army doctor, pediatric neurologist, business owner, state Senator, and Lieutenant Governor. A native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Governor Northam was educated at the Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated with distinction. After graduation, Governor Northam was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/about-the-governor/governor-ralph-northam/

About Governor Ralph Northam

Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Olivia Nunn
Lieutenant Colonel Director of Communication, U.S. Army Soldier for Life

Lieutenant Colonel Olivia Nunn was commissioned as an ROTC Military Graduate through Radford University ROTC program in 2001. LTC Nunn has served in command and staff positions within the United States Army, including three combat deployments to Iraq. LTC Nunn has served as an official Army spokesperson, executive officer to the Chief of Army Public Affairs and as the lead Strategic Communication Planner for the Office of the Chief of Army Public Affairs.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-j-nunn/

About Olivia Nunn

Lieutenant Colonel Director of Communication, U.S. Army Soldier for Life
Jennifer O'Daniel
Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds

Jennifer O’Daniel joined CIT GAP Funds in 2003, where she leads seed and early-stage investments in tech companies for CIT GAP Funds, concentrating on cybersecurity and enterprise software. O’Daniel also leads investments for MACH37, a cybersecurity accelerator. O’Daniel is the co-founder and managing director of VT Investor Network (VTIN) a 75+ member angel group that invests in Hokie-led startups.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodaniel/

About Jennifer O'Daniel

Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds
Charlie Palumbo
Director, Transition and Employment Programs, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Charlie M. Palumbo is the Director of Transition and Employment Programs at the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS), where she serves as primary lead on developing and overseeing the creation of a transition and employment programs at the DVS.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/charliepalumbo/

About Charlie Palumbo

Director, Transition and Employment Programs, Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Heather Redenius
Marine for Life Representative - Northeastern USA, Marine for Life Network

Heather Redenius has been dedicated to assisting transitioning service members and their families with navigating post-military careers since leaving active duty service with the Marine Corps in 2014. Through her work as an executive recruiter and a veteran hiring program lead, Heather has worked with hiring teams across the corporate landscape to improve Veteran hiring and retention programs within their organizations.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-redenius/

About Heather Redenius

Marine for Life Representative - Northeastern USA, Marine for Life Network
Taniki Richard
Founder, JT Inspire LLC

https://www.linkedin.com/in/taniki-richard-972804110/

About Taniki Richard

Founder, JT Inspire LLC
Charmin N. Rickards
Chief Executive Officer, Teachable Learning Solutions, LLC

Charmin N. Rickards is a retired Lieutenant Commander who served over 22 years in the United States Navy. As a Medical Service Corp Officer. Charmin built her sterling reputation as a fair and influential Naval Officer and Leader while serving in a myriad of positions from Administrative Officer, Emergency and Project Manager, Department Head of Human Resources, Detachment Director, and Deputy Diversity Officer.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/charminrickards/

About Charmin N. Rickards

Chief Executive Officer, Teachable Learning Solutions, LLC
Charlynda Scales
Founder and CEO, Mutt's Sauce LLC

Charlynda Scales is a dynamic motivational speaker, brand ambassador, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.” Mutt's Sauce was the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan's Farms' 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlyndascales/

About Charlynda Scales

Founder and CEO, Mutt's Sauce LLC
Amanda Slosson
Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Regional Transition Outreach Coordinator, Virginia Chamber Foundation

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aslosson/

About Amanda Slosson

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Regional Transition Outreach Coordinator, Virginia Chamber Foundation
Misty Stutsman
Director, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, IVMF

Stutsman is the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business portfolio at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. Within this role she is charged with building the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship as well as the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mistystutsman/

About Misty Stutsman

Director, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, IVMF
Mike Taylor
Vice President, FLAGS OF VALOR

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-taylor-0921849/

About Mike Taylor

Vice President, FLAGS OF VALOR
Raquel Riley Thomas
Owner, An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC

Raquel Riley Thomas is an Entrepreneur, PageantQueen, Veteran and Beauty/Fashion Expert. She is the Owner of An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, a Veteran-owned production with 8 subsidiaries. She is also Mrs. America 2011 (1st Runner-Up)and Mrs. Maryland America 2010. Raquel is currently a re-occurring beauty and fashion segment guest on ABC 7-News -WJLA “Let’s Talk Live” and “Good Morning Washington.”

http://www.raquelrileythomas.com/

About Raquel Riley Thomas

Owner, An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC
Lashanda Thornton
Owner, Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn - Chester

http://uncledaveskettlekorn-chester.com/

About Lashanda Thornton

Owner, Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn - Chester
Donnie Tuck
Mayor, City of Hampton

Donnie Tuck was born August 16, 1954, in Chapel Hill, NC. He graduated from Chapel Hill Senior High School in 1972 and from Duke University in 1976 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies. He is also a 1993 graduate of Old Dominion University with a Master of Public Administration degree. He has had distinguished careers in broadcasting, sports information/athletic public relations, technical writing and local government.

About Donnie Tuck

Mayor, City of Hampton
DeNita Turner
President and CEO, Image Builders, Inc.

DeNita is President and CEO of her own company, Image Builders, Inc., which works to establish a more effective and positive self-image as well as brand. She has been a marketing specialist for multiple Fortune 500 companies. She’s also been featured on ESPN, NBA Today and the Washington Business Journal for her talents.

http://denitaturner.com/

About DeNita Turner

President and CEO, Image Builders, Inc.
Tonya Walley
Vice President Field Operations, Cox Communications

With over 20 years of industry experience, Tonya joined Cox in 2018. She leads Field Operations which includes Field Services and Outside Plant Maintenance and is responsible for installation, maintenance/service and customer experience related to the Cox network in Virginia. Tonya also continues to fight food insecurity by being an operations committee member for Food Bank of Virginia Southeastern.

https://www.cox.com/residential/home.html?sc_id=lfo_sem_goog_bun_gen_z_brnd_norlsa&ca.cr=151186807368&ca.kw=cox%20communications&ca.mt=e&ca.mp=Google&cb.device=c&ca.target=kwd-89719798&SRCHCAMPAIGN=Go

About Tonya Walley

Vice President Field Operations, Cox Communications
Mariza Watson
Yoga and CrossFit Trainer

Mariza was born in Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 16. Two years after graduating from HS, she joined the Navy and proudly served on active duty for eight years. Mariza attended Hawaii Pacific University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariza-watson-10010950/

About Mariza Watson

Yoga and CrossFit Trainer
Rob Whiteside
Relationship Manager, Public Sector, LinkedIn

With over 15 years of experience in the media industry - with stops in book publishing, magazines, and newspapers - Rob has always been interested in how quality content brings people together, and how communities are formed around the sharing of information & ideas. Not unlike these "traditional" businesses, on LinkedIn hundreds of millions of members are creating networks around bonds of shared experiences, interests, and goals.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-whiteside/

About Rob Whiteside

Relationship Manager, Public Sector, LinkedIn
Kelly Wilken
Human Resource Specialist, Department of Homeland Security Office of Civilian Human Resource Operations

Kelly Wilken is a native of Youngstown, Ohio. She currently works for the Department of Homeland Security as a Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Classification). Prior to this position, she was The Director of Classification and Special Programs for Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-wilken-b82862173/

About Kelly Wilken

Human Resource Specialist, Department of Homeland Security Office of Civilian Human Resource Operations
Beth Wright
Women Veterans Program Manager, Salem VA Medical Center

Beth Holt Wright, LCSW has been the Women Veterans Program Manager at the Salem VAMC since 2009. She has also been a licensed psychotherapist for over 20 years. She obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of Richmond in 1994 and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 1997.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-holt-wright-942a6587/#experience-section

About Beth Wright

Women Veterans Program Manager, Salem VA Medical Center
Nikki Zellner
Membership + Marketing Communications, The MilSpo Project

Nikki James Zellner is the founder of Where Content Connects – a boutique content consultancy based in Virginia Beach, VA. Nikki has a knack for designing experiences that create immediate + long-lasting impact for personal and professional brands. She has spent the last 20 years launching 15 lifestyle magazines, helping 100s of businesses with their marketing and advertising, and leading military spouse mastermind groups + events.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkijameszellner/

About Nikki Zellner

Membership + Marketing Communications, The MilSpo Project
Carlota Zimmerman
Carlota Worldwide

http://carlotaworldwide.com/press/

About Carlota Zimmerman

Carlota Worldwide

09:00 AM

Guest Check-In |Visit Exhibitors | Network (Open All Day)

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM2ND PREFUNCTION
11:00 AM

Grab and Go Lunch

11:00 AM - 11:30 AMABC Grand Ballroom
11:30 AM

Opening Session and Welcome Remarks

11:30 AM - 12:25 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
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  • Donnie Tuck

    Mayor, City of Hampton

12:25 PM

Break

12:25 PM - 12:40 PM
12:40 PM

#BeyondtheWay Welcome Remarks

12:40 PM - 12:45 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • J.D. Myers, II

    Senior VP and Region Manager Virginia, COX Communications

12:45 PM

It Takes Grit! The Value of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

12:45 PM - 01:30 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • +3
  • Charlynda Scales

    Founder and CEO, Mutt's Sauce LLC

01:30 PM

Her Pitch: Women in the Military Community Pitch Contest

01:30 PM - 02:30 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • +3
  • Monique Adams

    Executive Director, 757 Angels

02:30 PM

Governor's Remarks

02:30 PM - 02:35 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Governor Ralph Northam

    Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia

02:35 PM

Announcement of Pitch Competition Winners

02:35 PM - 02:45 PM
02:45 PM

State of Women Veterans

02:45 PM - 03:00 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Chanty Clay

    Senior Vice President, Head of Team Member Philanthropy - WellsFargo

03:00 PM

Break

03:00 PM - 03:10 PM
03:10 PM
Breakout #1

Spouse Life: After You Served

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 201
  • +3
  • Meg Hendricks

    Military Employment Program Manager, ADP

Breakout #2

Savvy Ladies and their Finances

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 202
  • Johnnie Lloyd

    President and Chief Strategist, Johnnie Lloyd & Associates

Breakout #3

What’s Your Vision? Create your own transition path.

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 203
  • +4
  • Alison Foster

    Program Manager, Virginia Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Transition Assistance Program

Breakout #4

Professionally Curious: Creating a New Path for Your Life

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 204
  • Charmin N. Rickards

    Chief Executive Officer, Teachable Learning Solutions, LLC

Breakout #5

Mission Healthy: Families & Relationships

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 205
  • Kristi Holt

    Senior Resource Specialist, Virginia Veteran and Family Support

04:10 PM

HireWomenVETS Now- Evening Reception

04:10 PM - 06:00 PMGrand Ballroom DEFG & Prefunction
07:45 AM

Get Energized!

07:45 AM - 08:30 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
08:40 AM

Women Veterans Program Manager Remarks

08:40 AM - 08:55 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Beverly VanTull

    Virginia Women Veterans Program Manager - Virginia Department of Veterans Services

08:55 AM

Greetings & Special Remarks

08:55 AM - 09:05 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Annie Walker

    Director, Veterans Education, Transition and Employment, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

09:05 AM

Presentation of Awards

09:05 AM - 09:30 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
09:30 AM

Break

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
09:50 AM

Center for Women Veterans

09:50 AM - 10:00 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd

    Executive Director, Center for Women Veterans

10:00 AM

#BeyondTheWay Sponsor Presents: Adapting Your Military Skills to the Civilian Workplace

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • +4
  • Betsy Barron

    LTC2 Consulting

10:50 AM

Dominion Energy Video Remarks

10:50 AM - 10:55 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
10:55 AM

LinkedIn "Make Your Smartphone Profile Even Smarter and Your Life Easer"

10:55 AM - 11:40 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Rob Whiteside

    Relationship Manager, Public Sector, LinkedIn

11:40 AM

Mindfully & Motivated

11:40 AM - 12:00 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • DeNita Turner

    President and CEO, Image Builders, Inc.

12:00 PM

Networking Break | Grab & Go Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM
Breakout #1

Staying on Track

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 201
  • +4
  • Justine Evirs

    Founder & CEO, The Paradigm Switch

Breakout #2

Radical Revolution

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 202
  • +3
  • Renee Foster

    City Impact Manager, Mission Continues

Breakout #3

Fit & Fab: Health for a Lifetime

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 203
  • +4
  • SheNesia S. Ewing

    Life Coach, Speaker, and Author, Uncovering The New U, LLC

Breakout #4

The Fashionista Veteran: 10 Tips to Transition Your Wardrobe from Camo to Corporate

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 204
  • Raquel Riley Thomas

    Owner, An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC

Breakout #5

Building a Career Takes Strategy

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 205
  • +3
  • Cheryl Collins

    Talent Program Manager, The Virginia Department of Transportation

01:30 PM

Visit Exhibits | Photobooth | Networking

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
09:00 AM

Guest Check-In |Visit Exhibitors | Network (Open All Day)

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM2ND PREFUNCTION
11:00 AM

Grab and Go Lunch

11:00 AM - 11:30 AMABC Grand Ballroom
11:30 AM

Opening Session and Welcome Remarks

11:30 AM - 12:25 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • +6
  • Donnie Tuck

    Mayor, City of Hampton

12:25 PM

Break

12:25 PM - 12:40 PM
12:40 PM

#BeyondtheWay Welcome Remarks

12:40 PM - 12:45 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • J.D. Myers, II

    Senior VP and Region Manager Virginia, COX Communications

12:45 PM

It Takes Grit! The Value of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

12:45 PM - 01:30 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • +3
  • Charlynda Scales

    Founder and CEO, Mutt's Sauce LLC

01:30 PM

Her Pitch: Women in the Military Community Pitch Contest

01:30 PM - 02:30 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • +3
  • Monique Adams

    Executive Director, 757 Angels

02:30 PM

Governor's Remarks

02:30 PM - 02:35 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Governor Ralph Northam

    Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia

02:35 PM

Announcement of Pitch Competition Winners

02:35 PM - 02:45 PM
02:45 PM

State of Women Veterans

02:45 PM - 03:00 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Chanty Clay

    Senior Vice President, Head of Team Member Philanthropy - WellsFargo

03:00 PM

Break

03:00 PM - 03:10 PM
03:10 PM
Breakout #1

Spouse Life: After You Served

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 201
  • +3
  • Meg Hendricks

    Military Employment Program Manager, ADP

Breakout #2

Savvy Ladies and their Finances

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 202
  • Johnnie Lloyd

    President and Chief Strategist, Johnnie Lloyd & Associates

Breakout #3

What’s Your Vision? Create your own transition path.

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 203
  • +4
  • Alison Foster

    Program Manager, Virginia Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Transition Assistance Program

Breakout #4

Professionally Curious: Creating a New Path for Your Life

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 204
  • Charmin N. Rickards

    Chief Executive Officer, Teachable Learning Solutions, LLC

Breakout #5

Mission Healthy: Families & Relationships

03:10 PM - 04:10 PMRoom 205
  • Kristi Holt

    Senior Resource Specialist, Virginia Veteran and Family Support

04:10 PM

HireWomenVETS Now- Evening Reception

04:10 PM - 06:00 PMGrand Ballroom DEFG & Prefunction
07:45 AM

Get Energized!

07:45 AM - 08:30 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
08:40 AM

Women Veterans Program Manager Remarks

08:40 AM - 08:55 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Beverly VanTull

    Virginia Women Veterans Program Manager - Virginia Department of Veterans Services

08:55 AM

Greetings & Special Remarks

08:55 AM - 09:05 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Annie Walker

    Director, Veterans Education, Transition and Employment, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

09:05 AM

Presentation of Awards

09:05 AM - 09:30 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
09:30 AM

Break

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
09:50 AM

Center for Women Veterans

09:50 AM - 10:00 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd

    Executive Director, Center for Women Veterans

10:00 AM

#BeyondTheWay Sponsor Presents: Adapting Your Military Skills to the Civilian Workplace

10:00 AM - 10:50 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • +4
  • Betsy Barron

    LTC2 Consulting

10:50 AM

Dominion Energy Video Remarks

10:50 AM - 10:55 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
10:55 AM

LinkedIn "Make Your Smartphone Profile Even Smarter and Your Life Easer"

10:55 AM - 11:40 AMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • Rob Whiteside

    Relationship Manager, Public Sector, LinkedIn

11:40 AM

Mindfully & Motivated

11:40 AM - 12:00 PMGrand Ballroom ABC
  • DeNita Turner

    President and CEO, Image Builders, Inc.

12:00 PM

Networking Break | Grab & Go Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM
Breakout #1

Staying on Track

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 201
  • +4
  • Justine Evirs

    Founder & CEO, The Paradigm Switch

Breakout #2

Radical Revolution

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 202
  • +3
  • Renee Foster

    City Impact Manager, Mission Continues

Breakout #3

Fit & Fab: Health for a Lifetime

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 203
  • +4
  • SheNesia S. Ewing

    Life Coach, Speaker, and Author, Uncovering The New U, LLC

Breakout #4

The Fashionista Veteran: 10 Tips to Transition Your Wardrobe from Camo to Corporate

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 204
  • Raquel Riley Thomas

    Owner, An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC

Breakout #5

Building a Career Takes Strategy

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMRoom 205
  • +3
  • Cheryl Collins

    Talent Program Manager, The Virginia Department of Transportation

01:30 PM

Visit Exhibits | Photobooth | Networking

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Nov 3, 2019

09:00 AM
10:00 AM

Event Schedule

The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
The Growth Show LIVE at the Podcast Lounge with Jen RubioTue Sep 03/ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ( 30 min )
Book Reading x Meet & Greetx Book Signingx
09:00 AM

Breakfast and networking with exhibitors

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM Hall A
Webinar
  • +1
  • Ayyanar Raja Mariappan

    Senior user interface designer

10:00 AM
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Hall A
$5.00
Beginner

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Beginner

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Hall B
$10.00
11:00 AM
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Hall A
$10.00
Beginner

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Beginner

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Hall B
Expert

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Expert

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Hall C
12:00 PM

Lunch Break For All Session

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Hall A
01:00 PM
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM Hall A
$10.00
Beginner

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Beginner

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM Hall B
Expert

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Expert

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM Hall C
Expert Level One

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Expert Level One

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM Hall D
02:00 PM

Software Product Sale

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Hall A
$15.00
03:00 PM
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Hall A
$12.00
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Hall A
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Hall A
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Hall A
Fresher

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Fresher

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Hall A
Expert

Asp.Net Full Stack Developer for Expert

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Hall C
$10.00

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