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VETERAN Transition Symposium

May 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


A large majority of US military veterans recently surveyed report difficulties in transitioning from military to civilian life.  The free conference will focus on translating military experience into skills and knowledge applicable to a wide variety of industries, and will address key questions military personnel have around benefits, job hunting and more answered by senior leaders within organizations and companies in the Metro Atlanta area.

What we’re going to cover:

  • Resumes/Cover Letters
  • Interviewing, Career Advancement
  • Communication Styles, Cultural Differences in the Private Sector
  • Healthcare and Housing
  • Education Options/Post 9-11 GI Bill/Internships/Apprenticeships
  • VA Benefits/GA State Veteran Benefits
  • Networking

For questions contact: Holly Best at employment@vetlanta.org




About the Keynote Speaker: State Senator Hunter Hill

State Senator Hunter HillState Senator Hunter Hill, a Republican, was elected to the State Senate for Georgia’s 6th District in 2012.  Sen. Hill represents portions of Cobb and Fulton counties. In 2014, he was elected Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman by his colleagues.

Sen. Hill is the Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee and Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a member of Appropriations Judiciary, and Reapportionment and Redistricting commit- tees. Sen. Hill is also an Ex-Officio of the Retirement and Rules committees.

Sen. Hill graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Management and Civil Engineering, before joining the Unit- ed States Army. He went on to graduate from the Airborne, the Air Assault, and the US Army Ranger Schools. In June 2001, Hunter took command of a rifle platoon with the 101st Airborne Division, which he led into battle in Afghanistan in 2002. Sen. Hill subsequently led another platoon into battle in Iraq in 2003, and he commanded three different teams on other deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to his combat roles, he also served as a General’s Aide in Iraq, and earned two Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal and two Army Commendation Medals.

After leaving the Army as a Captain, he began his business career in real estate as a project manager. He went on to use his leadership skills in the security industry, and is currently in the field of personal and leadership development. Sen. Hill is currently the President of Tommy Newberry Coaching, a premier leader coaching firm.

In his first year in the Senate, Sen. Hill was voted Fresh- man Legislator of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He has earned a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union, and he has also been given a 100% rating from the National Federation of Independent businesses.

Senator Hill also has leadership roles throughout his community. Senator Hill is the Chairman of the Board of Conservative Policy. He is also a board member of the National Infantry Museum and the Warrior Alliance

Sen. Hill currently resides in Smyrna. He is married to Shannan Reese Hill. They are the proud parents of Hunter, Jr. and Annie.








May 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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