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"From Battlefield to Business" Inspires in NYC

May 04, 2015 2:12 PM | Theresa Boyce (Administrator)

We had a terrific gathering at the Union League of NYC on April 20th learning about lessons from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, how to capitalize on the very unique talent of our veterans, and how to better support those who were wounded with jobs and housing.  The CEO Trust's own, John Connolly led the discussion, followed by Major General (retired) Tim McHale, CEO of Homes for Our Troops, and Luke Murphy, a wounded combat veteran.  It was both inspirational and helpful as CEOs look for ways to bring vets into the workforce, particularly those with disabilities.

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees commenting:

"Excellent event to gain a better awareness of the opportunities and sensitivities required to successfully onboard a wounded vet into our organizations.   We often forget the sacrifices that these young men and women make for our country.  It is nice to be reminded and to understand what is, and can be, done to support them as they return to civilian life."  

"Thank you... I was privileged to learn from Tim in more detail about Homes for our Troops and from Luke his personal story and extraordinary accomplishments.  Your stories and work are profound; thank you again for your ongoing service to and example for veterans with disabilities."

"This was a wonderful evening and event.  Very well organized, excellent speakers and interesting attendees.  It was also an opportunity to shed even more light on a wonderful cause."

"Touched, moved, and inspired."

Thanks to Tribridge for hosting at the historic Union League.

- CEO Trustee Event Chair