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November Monthly Meeting - Net Vets: How to Strategically Attract and Retain Veterans to Your Workforce with Zeke Smith

  • 9 Nov 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bay Oaks Country Club


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Thursday, November 9th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059

We will be meeting at Bay Oaks Country Club and lunch will be served.

The Topic:

Net Vets: How to Strategically Attract and Retain Veterans to Your Workforce

An interactive discussion on how to create networks, partnerships, and programs to support a recruiting and retention strategy for attracting our veteran community to your workforce.

We'll discuss community and industry outreach opportunities - community colleges, trade/technical schools, and universities, as well as trade organizations, veteran transition entities, and municipalities/local governments. We'll also discuss how to get an employee resource group going to support the veterans in your workforce.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Establish a clear and defined mission (how to) for your veterans strategy 
  • Better understand strategy and tactics in engaging with the veteran community and related organizations 
  • How to find the funding / groups that need funding 
  • How to promote veteran engagement from the inside and find your champions

Meeting Agenda

  • 11:30-12:00 Check-in / Networking / Announcements / Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00 Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A

Re-certification credits are available for this event (1 SHRM PDC; 1 hour HRCI) and will be shared with attendees after the meeting.


Guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings!

For on-site luncheon, networking, and presentation at Bay Oaks:

  • $38 TXBA SHRM Member
  • $48 Non-Member / Guest
  • $20 Student

    About the Speaker:

    Zeke Smith, SHRM-SCP has spent 20 years in the people business, 16 of those years within the engineering and construction industry. He currently serves as the Director of Leadership & Workforce Development for Apache Industrial, tasked with leading training and development initiatives and community partnerships for all levels of the organization.

    Smith is a member of the Board of Directors for Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston where he has been a champion for bringing Mental Health awareness to the forefront of the construction industry as a whole and specifically within the Veteran community. Apache Industrial has been recognized for several years by the State of Texas for its success with hiring vets.

    Texas Bay Area SHRM 

    PO Box 57923  Webster, TX 77598

    SHRM Affiliate Chapter #0542

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