The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce was proud to have Lori Stinson, Program Director – Military Affairs, attend the Texas Diversity Council’s 2017 Statewide Veterans Summit at the Club at Sonterra. Lori served as one of four panelists to discuss topics related to Active Military, Military Spouse, and Veteran issues surrounding transition to the civilian sector, employment resources and key topics of mentoring and networking.
Lori was able to share her experiences as an Army Spouse of more than 23 years with the more than 100 attendees, which included Military personnel from all branches of service, as well as a variety of business leaders who have adopted military hiring priorities. In addition to the Military panel, the Texas Diversity Council hosted an Employers panel to continue the dialogue from an employer perspective. The keynote speaker was Retired United States Army Major General, Tony Cucolo III, who serves as the current Associate Vice Chancellor for Leadership Development and Veterans Affairs for the University of Texas Systems. MG (ret) Cucolo provided an inspirational speech which applauded the Military Service Members for their service to our Nation and commended all of the employers who actively seek to hire, train, retain, and develop Veterans within their organizations. He shared insights related to his personal transition to civilian life, as well as encouraged business leaders to hire former military service men and women and their spouses. The purpose of this event, moderated by Chaunté Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Centurion Military Alliance, is to provide an opportunity for education and awareness of best practices for veteran hiring and transitioning into a civilian workplace. For more information on the Texas Diversity Council, visit www.txdc.org or contact Mae Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.