Knocking on an Employer’s Door: What You Need to Know Before They Answer

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1:00 – 2:30pm (Eastern)

start: 12:00 (Central) 11:00am (Mountain) 10:00am (Pacific) 7:00am (Hawaii)

Presented by the HVRP National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) a project of the  Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and the U.S. Department of Labor-Veterans’ Employment & Training Service

Employers are recruiting and hiring America’s Heroes and Wounded Warriors returning from the global war on terrorism. But your clients may have multiple challenges, including but not limited to: PTSD, history of incarcerations, economic challenges, and unstable housing situations. You and the veterans you serve are not finding jobs.

In this seminar you will hear directly from three U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) members representing major high growth industries about what will open employers’ doors, providing practical tips on how you can effectively partner with employers to develop job opportunities for your clients, and how you can better prepare veterans to conduct their own job search.


  • An overview on effectively approaching and partnering with employers
  • Corporate strategies for dealing with combat-related personal issues that affect job success
  • A discussion of positive experiences with community agencies that train or place veterans in jobs

Speakers (bios at end)

  • Maggie Roffee – Senior Corporate Relations Manager, USBLN® (Moderator)
  • Crosby Cromwell – Senior Manager, Walmart Stores, Inc.
  • Andrea M. Hall – Operations, Senior Manager, CSC
  • Thomas Jones – Senior Recruiter, Military Programs, CSC
  • Bob Vetere –  Human Resource Specialist, Northrop Grumman

Space is limited for this event. To register click here and complete the online registration form

By registering for this event, your contact information will be submitted to the event coordinator who will use it to send communication including instructions to participate, event materials, and other updates.


Instructions for participation will be provided at registration and in a follow-up email before the event. Please carefully review information provided to ensure your participation on the day of the webinar.

Can be requested on the registration form or by e-mailing us at [email protected]

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*HVRP= Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program

HVRP National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC)

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
900 So. Crouse Avenue
Crouse-Hinds Hall, Suite 300
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130

Speaker Bios

Crosby Cromwell

Diversity Relations, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs

Walmart, Stores Inc.

Crosby Cromwell joined Walmart Stores, Inc. in 2007 as Director of Marketing and Development. She is currently responsible for programming and outreach within diverse communities. Prior to joining Walmart, she spent close to seven years working in the non-profit sector focused on improving employment and equal opportunities for adults with disabilities. Crosby received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Arkansas, and has received multiple awards for her efforts including the Community Distinction Award for her work within the disability community.

Andrea Hall

Operations Senior Manager

Andrea Hall manages CSC’s Military Spouse Program and is a joint manager for CSC’s Wounded Warrior Project. In these roles, Andrea works with U.S. military and civilian community and family support organizations. Andrea has her Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Master’s in Counseling, and resides in the D.C. Metro area with her two children and husband who is an Army LTC and has served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thomas Jones

Senior Recruiter, Military Programs

Thomas Jones manages CSC’s Salutes Program and is a joint manager of CSC’s Wounded Warrior Program. In these roles, Thomas works with U.S. military and civilian transitioning and community support organizations. Thomas lives with his wife and two children and is a retired Army Sergeant First-Class with a disability and more than 21 years of military service.

Robert J. “Bob” Vetere

Human Resource Specialist EEO/Compliance & ADA Coordinator

Northrop Grumman Corp, Electronics Systems Sector

Bob Vetere joined Northrop Grumman Corporation in 1978 where he is responsible for targeted recruiting for qualified candidates with disabilities and injured military. His duties also include teaching Disability Etiquette & Awareness workshops to management and co-workers and providing reasonable accommodations. Bob’s undergraduate studies were in accounting, and he has been married for 37 years and is a Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder and an avid bass fisherman.


Maggie Roffee (Moderator)
Senior Corporate Relations Manager

US Business Leadership Network
Maggie Roffee has over 30 years of disability employment policy and program experience. Following her retirement from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in January 2010, she joined the USBLN® team in May 2010 as a senior consultant for corporate relations. She currently supports the activities of the USBLN’s Corporate Advisory Board and coordinates corporate participation for several USBLN® initiatives and partnerships. Maggie has a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Maryland College Park and is married to Larry Roffee, a 100% combat-injured disabled Vietnam veteran.

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