Join us on November 21, 2019 at the November Business Booster Luncheon where we will be honoring our Veterans by recognizing those who have served our great country well. We will also be educating community leaders and employers on the importance of hiring Veterans. Attend to hear a panel of representatives from Toppan International and the Non-Profit Veteran Service Group (VSG) that will speak for our Veteran Community and discuss programs that offer support to Veterans and their families. Learn about the positive impact that hiring Veterans has on company productivity and overall success.
Moderator: Charlie Pugh Local Veterans Employment Representative Georgia Department of Labor
Meet our panelists! Kevin Smith was born and raised in NYC. He graduated from St. John's University; completing his Army ROTC and began a career in the military in 1979 and retired as a Major in 1996. Kevin worked for several companies before joining Toppan Interamerica in 2002 as their Human Resources Manager. When Kevin isn't working he is spending time with his wife or his two grown sons. He has been active in the Chamber and the local Society of Human Resources Management Chapter.
Bob Van Dunk served 8 years in the US Marines before joining the US Army. He served two and a half tours in Vietnam with MAT3-75 and retired after 20 years of military service. Bob worked as a civil servant weapons manager for an additional 21 years. After retiring as a civil servant, Bob volunteered at the Stockbridge Veterans Administration (VA) Outpatient Clinic as a Service Representative, while filing his claim with the VA for service-related injuries, Bob came face to face with the stark realities many veterans face when seeking help and assistance. This realization led him to establish the Veterans Support Group in 2011 which aids all Veterans, widows and their families.
James Michael Dunn served the Marine Corps from 1969 to 1973. He served overseas with the 7th Communication Bn. and 3rd Marines Amphibious Force. After his military service, Jim worked in the automotive industry in finance and sales retiring after nearly 30 years. Rather than spend his days playing golf or fishing, Jim returned to work for Henry County as a school bus driver for 4 years. Prior to joining the Veterans Support Group, Jim volunteered at the Stockbridge VA Outpatient Clinic assisting veterans at the check-in desk. While providing aid at the VA, Jim realized the many challenges Veterans have. His desire to do more led him to The Veterans Support Group where he continues to serve the Veterans in the state of Georgia.
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