Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Announces Eighth Annual Veteran Symposium

NEW YORK--()--Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), a consortium of more than 100 firms, including presenting sponsors HSBC, Citi and Wells Fargo & Co., today announced the eighth annual Veteran Symposium will be held on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at Fordham University School of Law at the Lincoln Center Campus. General Martin Dempsey, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will serve as keynote speaker.

The Veteran Symposium brings veterans and military spouses together with corporate leaders from the financial industry, government/military representatives and support organizations. The event convenes leading thinkers and stakeholders to discuss and explore key issues related to veterans entering the civilian workforce, with a focus on veteran retention.

The full-day event will include panel discussions on various topics such as transition programs, career entry points and veteran entrepreneurship, as well as workshops to help veterans learn practical skills, such as leveraging LinkedIn to find career opportunities and building strong resumes.

Other featured speakers and panelists at the Symposium include:

  • Mike Abrams, Columbia Center for Veteran Transition and Integration
  • Indhira Arrington, Wells Fargo & Co.
  • Eddy Mentzer, Department of Defense
  • Tiffany Daugherty, First Data
  • Heidi Gerhard, BASF
  • Ryan Sparks, JP Morgan Chase
  • Simon Perkins, HSBC Bank USA
  • Matt Miller, Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training
  • Jared Lyon, Student Veterans of America
  • John Perez, Johnson & Johnson
  • Frank Stanley, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Julie Scammahorn, Citi
  • John Fitzgerald, Societe Generale
  • Gerry Byrne, Penske Media Corporation
  • Loree K. Sutton, NYC Department of Veterans’ Services
  • Bob Woodruff, Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation serves as a partner for the Symposium.

“As the signature nonprofit partner to Veterans On Wall Street, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has always believed in the value of standing together to ensure our veterans have the resources they need to thrive in the next chapter of their lives,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “We are thrilled to see this collaborative spirit in action through the essential efforts of VOWS, as the organization works to empower veterans to pursue careers that utilize their unique skillset to the fullest.”

For more information on VOWS and to register for the Symposium, visit

About Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)

Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) is a consortium of more than 100 financial services firms and other companies dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities. For more information, please visit or follow @VeteransonWS on Twitter.

About the Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested more than $55 million to Find, Fund and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members and their family members, across the nation. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @Stand4Heroes.


Rob Sherman, 212-525-6901


Rob Sherman, 212-525-6901