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Veterans on Wall StreetTM Announces Keynote Speakers for Fourth Annual Conference

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Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), a consortium of major banks including Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers and featured presenters for the fourth annual Veteran Employment Symposium and Resource Fair on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to be held at Goldman Sachs’ headquarters in New York City:

General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Bob Woodruff, ABC News Correspondent; Co-founder, Bob Woodruff Foundation

General Josue Robles Jr., President and CEO of USAA

James Wright, President Emeritus of Dartmouth College

Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs

Jacques Brand, CEO of North America, Deutsche Bank

Suni Harford, Managing Director and Regional Head of Markets for North America, Citi

Paul Bucha, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient; former President of Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO, the Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

Michele Flournoy, CEO, Center for New American Security

Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Patrick Murphy, First Iraq War Veteran elected to Congress and now an MSNBC Anchor

David Saltzman, Executive Director, the Robin Hood Foundation

Jake Wood, Co-Founder and CEO, Team Rubicon

The 2014 Symposium will once again bring together corporate representatives across various industries, transitioning service members and their families, military and government leaders, veterans support organizations and others who have a shared interest in veterans’ employment issues for engaging discussion.

The conference agenda will be split into two half-day sessions. The morning session is an opportunity for transitioning veterans to learn about career transition resources and how to best position themselves for success. Panel topics will include:

  • Education Gateway: Preparing for Your Ideal Career
  • Employment: Leveraging your Military Skills and Veteran Network
  • Entrepreneurs: Start, Run and Grow Your Business

The afternoon session is designed to convene members of the corporate community to address the most critical issues related to the hiring and integration of veterans into the civilian workforce. Discussion topics will include:

  • Leading and Advocating for Veterans Through Foundation Support
  • Bolstering Veteran Causes Through Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Optimizing Veteran Networks To Benefit the Team and the Company
  • Achieving Strategic Objectives Through Veteran Hiring Initiatives

Additional details on the agenda and registration information can be accessed via the following link:

VOWS is also the presenting sponsor of the Stand up for Heroes concert to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation on Wednesday, November 5, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. For more information about Stand up for Heroes, visit

About Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)

Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) is an initiative dedicated to honoring former military personnel and employees currently in the United States Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. The consortium of founding member banks includes Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit or follow @VeteransonWS on Twitter.

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