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NY: From Battlefield to Business: Lessons and Leaders

  • April 20, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, New York, New York 10016

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Join us at the renowned Union League Club of Manhattan as we hear from two fellow CEOs regarding lessons learned from the military, and the benefits of supporting our military veterans. Major General (USA, Retired) Timothy P. McHale is a 35-year military veteran and CEO of Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit devoted to providing homes for severely disabled veterans. In addition to sharing business lessons learned during his military career, Tim will also be joined by a disabled veteran in a discussion regarding the importance of supporting US military veterans. Complementing Tim is John F. Connolly, Jr., CEO Trustee and Founder, President & CEO of InspiriTec. InspiriTec is a non-profit that aids persons with disabilities - both military & civilian - by providing them meaningful work. John has hired hundreds of veterans and has powerful insights for fellow CEOs regarding the benefits and challenges of hiring veterans.  Prepare to be inspired, both personally and professionally, and to gain a unique, insider's understanding & appreciation of the contributions former military members can bring to your organization.   


  • 6 - 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception in the Cabinet Room
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Presentation in the Grant Room


  • Major General (USA, Retired) Timothy P. McHale – President & CEO of Homes for Our Troops
  • John F. Connolly, Jr. - CEO Trustee and Founder, President and CEO of InspiriTec 

HOST:   Tribridge - Dom Cristelli - Velocity Sales Director


Major General (USA, Retired) Timothy P. McHale,  President & CEO of Homes for Our Troops, was born and raised in Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University Collegeville, MN in 1977 as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps. During his 35 years of service, he commanded both aviation and logistics units of every echelon from platoon to theater support command, with duty in Germany, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the US. Major General McHale held several key staff positions on the Department of the Army Staff, The Joint Staff, US Forces Korea, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, and US Forces Afghanistan. 

He holds a Master’s Degrees in Management from Salve Regina University, and National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a former National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 

He is currently the President/CEO of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national non-profit organization assisting severely injured Veterans who spend all or part of their daily lives confined to a wheelchair. HFOT provides these veterans and their family at no cost, a high-quality barrier-free home by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor, and then coordinates the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

John F. Connolly, Jr., CEO Trustee and Founder, President & CEO of InspiriTec, has been with InspiriTec's management team in prior organizations for over 21 years. Since its launch in 2000, InspiriTec has become a successful computer and information systems firm, most of whose employees are persons with disabilities. John has led the development of high-profile systems for firms such as AT&T, the National Disease Research Interchange, the University of Pennsylvania, United Engineers, and ActionAIDS. John has particular expertise in the development of Case Management Systems for the social services, health care, and managed care industries.

John graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Lehigh University with three majors: Sociology, Religion Studies, and Urban Studies. He received his Master of Social Work degree from Penn and an MBA in Finance from Temple.

InspiriTec exists to enable people with disabilities and other disadvantages to gain skills and a job in Information Technology (IT) professions. In support of the mission, InspiriTec operates its own commercial IT firm, which provides core technology and resources back into training programs, and which often serves as a competitive and supportive work environment for graduates. This entrepreneurial approach to operating a charitable organization ensures that InspiriTec “practices what it teaches.” In employing people with disabilities as programmers, network engineers, customer service representatives, and project managers, InspiriTec provides Call Center Services, software development, web page design and development, and network integration services.

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