On-Demand Webinar

You know there are countless reasons to hire those with military experience: their ability to lead, their receptiveness to constructive feedback and a high affinity for teamwork. But the path to attract and retain this diverse group of candidates poses a unique set of challenges for employers. 

In celebration of National Veterans and Military Families Month, join us for a live virtual event that features a panel of veteran-recruiting specialists from Amazon, CarMax and more as they share knowledge and strategies for engaging this highly skilled talent pool. We’ll invite attendees to submit questions to leverage insights from our expert panelists in order to glean ideas for their own veteran programs.

Duration: 60 minutes

Hosts

Andrew Dennis, Sr. Strategist, Military & Veterans Program at Indeed

Andrew Dennis
Sr. Strategist, Military and Veterans Program, Indeed


Shortly after joining Indeed.com, Andrew noticed there was a gap between employers seeking military-experienced talent and the talent itself. This discovery led him to become the PM for the incubator project: Indeed Military. Indeed has grown its presence in the military community by providing resources to help the 2 million candidates with military service on the platform. Andrew is grateful to help those who have served.

Tina Amelchenko, Recruitment Evangelist at Indeed

Tina Amelchenko
Recruitment Evangelist, Indeed


Tina Amelchenko is a Recruitment Evangelist on Indeed's Employer Insights team, who supports enterprise clients in targeting and retaining qualified talent by uncovering labor market trends, mining internal data, and optimizing their time on Indeed’s platform. Tina helps clients better understand job seeker behavior and recruiting strategies to make the key hires they need to grow their businesses.

Panelists


Beau Higgins
Senior Manager, Military Affairs Team, Amazon


As a Senior Manager on Amazon’s Military Affairs team, Beau is a leader of an organization that is tasked with elevating the cross-company strategic impact, inside and outside of the company, of the considerable investment Amazon has made in the US Military Veteran community, with a specific focus on talent acquisition programs. Prior to joining Amazon in 2016, Beau served for 25 years as an intelligence officer with the Marines. This included deployments to Somalia, Bosnia, 3 tours to Iraq, and 3 tours to Afghanistan.

Charles Stevens, Senior Manager, Global Military Talent Development at Amazon

Charles Stevens
Senior Manager, Global Military Talent Development, Amazon


Charles Stevens is the Senior Manager for Global Military Talent Development at Amazon, delivering on the promise to be Earth’s most military-obsessed company. Charles’ 15 years of military service drive his vision for Amazon to be a “Great Place to Work for Military”, where military service members and spouses feel welcomed, appreciated, and thrive from Day 1. Charles and his team define, build, and provide the military community a world-class customer experience across the employee lifecycle, from onboarding to training and leadership learning, with continued developmental support. Charles also continues to serve the community as a US Army Reserve officer.

Matt Disher, Military Recruiting Program Leader at Cushman & Wakefield

Matt Disher
Military Recruiting Program Leader, Cushman & Wakefield


Matt Disher leads the national military recruitment efforts at Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global commercial real estate firm. Matt’s career has included leadership and consultancy of military and veteran program execution among Fortune 500s and small businesses alike, has testified on a congressional panel on Veterans Affairs as a subject matter expert on post-military success, and continues to advise and mentor transitioning service members in their post-military careers. Matt served as a Combat Engineer in the US Marines, and holds a Bachelor of Political Science from Northern Kentucky University.

Jack McCarthy, Manager, Talent Acquisition at CarMax

Jack McCarthy
Manager, Talent Acquisition, CarMax


Mr. McCarthy joined CarMax in 2010 as a Recruiter. Since then, he’s recruited for Store Management roles, a range of Home Office positions and was the lead Recruiter in support of the company’s IT Recruiting efforts. Since 2014, Jack has played a key role in developing and managing CarMax’s Military Program, where he builds and maintains key relationships to increase the number of career opportunities offered to veterans, transitioning service members, and their families. In his current position, he continues to manage the Military program and leads a team of Recruiters that seek out talent for a variety of positions across all of the CarMax business lines. Prior to joining CarMax, Jack served in corporate recruiting and communications positions.

Brian Armstrong, Manager, Military Programs & Recruitment at Spectrum

Brian Armstrong
Manager, Military Programs & Recruitment, Spectrum


Brian Armstrong is a Marine Corps Veteran that transitioned in 2015. After transitioning from the Marine Corps, Brian has spent the last 5 years within talent acquisition. Today, he is the Manager of Military Programs and Recruiting a role that allows him to demonstrate Spectrum’s commitment to recruiting military talent to the organization.