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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.

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