April 13, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Session

Session Description

Meeting the need for skilled workforce and engaged community members requires leaders to think beyond the state’s borders. Learn the why and how of talent attraction strategies for transitioning military to successfully strengthen your workforce and community.

Who should attend: Employers, workforce development professionals, community partners, and others

Session Presenters

Blaine Zimmerman is the President & CEO of INvets. Blaine spent 6 years on Active Duty in the US Army as an Infantryman, stationed at Ft Bliss, TX & Ft Drum, NY, with deployments to both Iraq & Afghanistan. Upon the end of his Active Duty tour, Blaine immediately joined the Indiana National Guard, where he still serves as an Infantry Officer. Upon his return to Indiana, Blaine worked in the software industry while earning his MBA at Butler University in Indianapolis. Blaine joined INvets in 2020 as the Director of Veteran Engagement and was named President & CEO of the organization in January, 2022.