Friday, November 15, 2019  •  8:00 - 11:30 a.m.  •  Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002



Assemblyman Ryan E. Peters
New Jersey's Eighth Legislative District

"Supporting the Veteran Community"

Moderated by Matthew Verney
Vice President, Commercial Lending, OceanFirst Bank;
Artillery Officer for the 1st Marine Division, United States Marine Corps

Bridging the Gap: Connecting Employers
and Veterans
Mike Ferraro
President & Co-founder, Bridging the Gap
Command Chief Master Sergeant (Ret), U.S. Air Force

SHRM Foundation’s Veterans at Work 
Certificate Program
Dina Williams
Chair, Workforce Readiness, Tri-State HRMA
Supplier Diversity
Sharon Manker, M.Ed.
Supplier Diversity Coordinator, American Water

Degree Completion for Veteran & 
Active Duty Students 
Dr. Dennis W. Devery
Vice President for Enrollment Management,
Thomas Edison State University
COL (Ret), U.S. Army
View PowerPoint Presentation

"Hiring our Local Veterans"

Alex Archawski

Founder, Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network

In 2010 Navy veteran Alex Archawski founded the Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network (GPVN), a nonprofit empowering veterans with employment, professional development, and veteran entrepreneurism. GPVN strives to help companies understand ‘how to hire’ vets and to build an ecosystem of successful veteran employees, leaders, and veteran-owned businesses.

After transitioning twice out of the service (active duty and reserves), Alex knows the challenges faced by veterans seeking civilian employment. In his role with GPVN, he actively shares his job searching experiences and successes with those who have been transitioning out of the military and serves as a mentor for veterans. Alex has also developed programs for companies to help them better understand how to hire our veterans. 

Join us for an insightful discussion about what employers need to know about the benefits of hiring transitioning service members and how they can best support them in the workplace. 




8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Networking & Buffet Breakfast

8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion - “Supporting the Veteran Community

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. 
Keynote Address - “Hiring our Local Veterans”

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Continued networking


$25 pre-registered CCSNJ Members
$35 late registration (after November 12)
FREE Admission for Veterans

Online Registration is CLOSED

Exhibiting Organizations & Companies

Check out the Veteran organizations and sponsoring
companies that will be exhibiting at the event!

Exhibitor Map

            Questions about this event? Contact Mary Bennett at or 856.424.7776 ext. 120.

Are you a non-member interested in attending this event?
Contact Lisa Hurd at or 856.424.8980.


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Reservations are binding unless cancelled in writing three working days prior to the event. 

Please Note: Online registration for this event closes as of 12 p.m. (Noon) 11/14/19. If registration has closed and you wish to attend, please register at the door.
Pricing for General Admission is $25 - late registration (after November 12) is $35. Veterans will receive complimentary admission.