Veteran Summer Jam 17

Veteran Transition

Veteran Summer Jam ‘17




Every THURSDAY Starting JUNE 29th – AUGUST 31st @ 12 p.m. CST

Tune in each week to receive valuable content from our list of presenters. Speakers or topics are subject to change.

June 29th – “Purpose through Service”

Glenn Banton, Chief Executive Office – Operation Supply Drop was founded in 2010 with a focus on delivering “Video Game Care Packages Downrange.” As we grew and service members returned home to face various transitional challenges, our objective evolved to identify and address the underlying needs of these veterans and their families.

Through six defined and complementary international programs, Operation Supply Drop builds and reinforces the veteran support ecosystem from Deployment through Transition and Community Integration with distinct significant impact each step of the way.

Operation Supply Drop &

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Glenn Banton

August 3rd – “Why Veterans Are Good Entrepreneurs”

Robyn Provost (U.S. Navy) MBA, Veteran Business Consultant – Mission driven Executive MBA graduate and Navy Veteran with a diverse professional foundation in business processes, strong program management, proficient communication and leadership capabilities honed by entrepreneurial endeavors, for-profit/non-profit professions and honorable military service.

Texas Veterans Commission The Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP) mission is to foster and promote Veteran Entrepreneurship throughout the state of Texas. With over 35,000 Veterans returning to Texas annually, today’s Veterans are positioned as the backbone of a new generation of small business that can build a sustainable new job base in Texas. Veterans take pride in what they can build for themselves, their families, and their Veteran employees, long-term careers, and secure retirements through entrepreneurship.

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Robyn Provost

July 6th – “Sales Leadership”

Nick Breedlove (U.S. Navy), Co-Founder – Nick is a distinguished leader and decorated combat veteran in the aviation field where his military career culminated at the rank of Commander while serving as an Instructor Pilot for a Navy Boeing 737 squadron.

Tech Qualled | Training Veterans for Tech –  the nation’s first enterprise dedicated exclusively to training Veterans for and placing them into rewarding, customer-facing roles in the High Tech sector. Through a competitive, immersive and intense training program, Tech Qualled helps motivated Veterans achieve new levels professional potential in the Tech sector.

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Nick Breedlove

August 10th – “Transitioning into Cloud Technology”

Ann Weeby (Army National Guard), Director Workforce Innovation – I use my nonprofit, human resources, and workforce development knowledge to create partnerships that get nontraditional candidates hired and strengthen communities. If you’re a military service member, veteran, or spouse interested in learning tech join Vetforce at and sign up to start our awesome (and free!) training program. I love to support veterans in their careers and the best way to connect with me is on chatter through Vetforce Central.

Salesforce | Vetforce

Ann Weeby

July 13th – “Your Next Mission”

Lida Citroën –  Personal Branding, Veterans, Reputation Mangement, TEDx –  A professional speaker on personal branding and reputation management, my programs, “Stand Out from the Crowd: Leveraging Your Personal Brand” (Reputation Management) and “Personal Branding & Reputation Management Online” generate rave reviews. My insights into reputation management empower clients to cultivate career-growing networks in-person and online, and powerful reputations and reputation management programs.

I have been featured in leading international business media on reputation management, branding, careers, branding and personal branding, veterans issues, social media & online reputation.


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Lida Citroen

August 17th – “Foundations of Wellbeing”

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New Your Times best-selling author. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom

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Rick Hanson, Ph.D

July 20th – “Building a Career with Salesforce”

Hector Perez Jr. (U.S. Air Force), Founder – supports Veterans preparing for their next mission through training, mentorship, and job placement for Salesforce cloud technology careers. With a growing need for Salesforce certified professional and the highest density of Veterans in the country, Texas is rich with the opportunity to help Veterans transition to civilian life and find great careers. In his current role, Hector is also the Vice President of CRM Strategy and Engineer.

Merivis Foundation

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Hector Perez




August 24th – “Project Management Everyday”

Joey Eisenzimmer (U.S. Marine Corps), MBP, PMP – experienced in Digital Marketing and certified in Project Management methodologies. Skilled in the ability to work across social and professional verticals to plan and execute critical tasks. Possesses an ‘outside the box’ nature and willingness to explore all options to attain mission success. Passions lie in problem-solving, helping others, and include digital marketing, business development, and veteran advocacy. There are no obstacles, only opportunities!

Vets2PM – Our mission is helping Veterans become Project Managers. We know how to qualify and quantify military experience and apply the principles of civilian project management. Veterans are a natural fit for project management and we aim to bridge the gap between languages, military and project management.

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Joey Eisenzimmer

July 27th – “Leadership Qualities”

Cindy Nash-Hooker (U.S. Navy Veteran), CPCC, ACC, Executive Coach, Mentor and Leadership Facilitator – Growing you is at the heart of what we do. We value an accepting learning environment, where all voices are heard and acknowledged. We help leaders take action to become their best.

Gold Dog Consulting specializes in: Senior Leader Advisement, Leadership Development Programs, Executive Coaching, Performance Management, and Employee Development.

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Cindy Nash-Hooker

August 31st – “Salesforce Career Path Strategies”

David K. Liu, Salesforce Technical Architect – 4x MVP! – Creator of, the most famous Salesforce blog in the world! Dreamforce ’16 keynote speaker, 20x Dreamforce speaker. Technical Architect of an org supporting a global, multi-billion dollar sales team. Member of the Google-wide Salesforce Advisory Board (our 4 person “Jedi Council” ).

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David K Liu