Our 2019 event will consist of two days and two separate venues.

Day 1 will take place at Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. We will have our summit during the day followed by the HeroZona Foundation Awards dinner at night.

The theme for this year’s Summit is Advancing Economic Opportunity for the Military Community.

9:30 am – 10:00 am – Registration / Check-in

10:00 am – Opening Remarks from Alan “AP” Powell, Founding Chairman, HeroZona Foundation & Eric Eversole, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Hiring Our Heroes

10:15 am – State of the Veteran/Military Community Support Sector in Arizona: Understanding Trends and Perspectives – Keynote Address by Hon. Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona -.

10:30 am – Arizona is Open for Business –  Fireside Chat with Glenn Hamer, President & CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

10:50: am – Talent Hiding in Plain Sight: The untapped talent pool of student veterans – Moderated by Jared Lyon, President and CEO, Students Veterans of America

11:10 am – The Never-Ending Recession for Military Spouses – Keynote

11:25 am – Military Spouse Employment Challenges – Fireside Chat

11:55 am – Lunch Service

12:15 pm – Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to Economic Empowerment – Keynote with SGT Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient

12:30 pm – Economic Opportunity through Entrepreneurship – Fireside Chat

12:50 pm – Panel: Innovative Training for Veterans and Military Spouses , Moderated by Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, Syracuse University, IVMF Founder & Executive Director

1:15 pm – Panel: Military Spouses and Caregivers: They Serve Too

1:40 pm – SHRM Priorities, Keynote by Johnny Taylor, President, SHRM

1:55 pm – Panel: Predict the Future by Creating Your Own: Best practices in attracting and retaining top talent

2:20 pm – Call to Action

2:25 pm – Closing Remarks by HeroZona Foundation

Day 2 will take place at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. This day will consist of a hiring fair and workshops.

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