Disney’s Veterans Institute Returns to Disney World This August

The Veterans Institute Summit will return to the Walt Disney World Resort on August 19-20.

Veterans Institute Summit is a complimentary event created to empower companies to hire, train and have support programs of their own to provide opportunities for servicemen and women returning home and transitioning to civilian life.

The event will utilizes insights from The Walt Disney Company’s Heroes Work Here initiative. Created to hire, train and support military veterans and military spouses, Heroes Work Here has resulted in more than 10,000 veterans joining The Walt Disney Company since its launch in 2012.

The event will feature insights and conversations with speakers who have a passion for supporting and enabling veterans and military spouses as they explore employment outside of their military service.

Some of the speakers for the event are:

  • U.S. Army General Paul Funk II, Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Michael Linnington, CEO, Wounded Warrior Project, U.S. Army General, retired
  • Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, CEO, WeBe Life; Founder, Give an Hour
  • Bob Woodruff, Founder, Bob Woodruff Foundation
  • Mark Elliott, Head of Military & Veterans Affairs, JP Morgan Chase, U.S. Army Colonel, retired
  • William Reynolds III, Management Consulting Entrepreneur & Business Leader, SERVE Advisory Group, U.S. Army Captain, Retired
  • Jen Amos, Podcaster & Entrepreneur, Holding Down the Fort Podcast
  • Jen Anthony, Director of Veteran Services, The COMMIT Foundation
  • Brian Alvarado, Director, Military Spouse Programs, Hiring Our Heroes, an initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Stephanie Brown, Founder and CEO of The Rosie Network
  • Jaime Chapman, COO and Co-Founder of Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce
  • Beau Higgins, Senior Manager, Military Affairs, Amazon; U.S. Marine Colonel, retired

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