A Special Interest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management


Please join HRACC and SMA as we salute our local veterans; hear from former service members who have successfully transitioned into civilian employment and learn how to best source and leverage the veteran talent pool to support your organization’s workforce readiness goals and strengthen your employee value proposition. 

Network with current active duty service members working in recruiting and retention to share best practices and to learn how we can support our Veterans and Reserve / National Guard service members in finding meaningful employment as well as retaining the ones you have.

Our presenters will discuss:
- how their time in the service prepared them in their current civilian role
- ways that employers can leverage the skill-sets of Veteran candidates
- how to read military resumes
- best practices to source veterans and military candidates
- insight into the changes that come with leaving the service and entering civilian life
- supporting our Veterans through mentoring, coaching and sponsorship

This breakfast will begin with the playing of the National Anthem and heartfelt appreciation to our local Veterans and agencies.  You'll hear from our special guests about their success stories and how we as human resource professionals can support our veterans through mentoring, coaching and sponsorship.


Colonel Eric Lopez, USA, Retired

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hutchinson, USA, Special Forces 

Turkessa Antrum, HRACC Chapter President and Veteran


November 2, 2022
Sheraton Hartford South Rocky Hill
1 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, Connecticut  06067

Doors open at 7:30 AM

7:30 - 8:15 AM  Registration, Networking, Buffet Breakfast
8:15 - 9:30 AM  Presentation (begins promptly at 8:15 AM)

This session has been submitted to HRCI and to SHRM for recertification credits.

Members of SMA, HRACC and SHRM National - $25.00
All Others - $35.00


$10 of each ticket will be donated to community programs  managed by the VFW Post 2138 and American Legion Post 123 in Rocky Hill.