Meet our sponsors!
The conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.
Booz Allen Hamilton has been our Title Sponsor for our annual event since 2011. Not only do they offer overall support for the conference but Booz Allen Hamilton also provides a team of employee volunteers who assist with reviewing resumes and interviewing skills. Booz Allen’s sponsorship of the WVOC event is part of the firm’s commitment to support veterans and the nation’s military.
This year, Booz Allen Senior Vice President, Susan Lawrence, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Retired) and former Chief Information Officer, will provide the keynote address to our women veterans. General Lawrence retired after a 40-year career in the U.S. Army having enlisted at age 18 and states she is proud of being part of the event, “I look forward to speaking with my fellow women veterans, hearing their stories, and sharing mine.”
About Booz Allen Hamilton:
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 22,000 people, and had revenue of $5.48 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2014.
For more information, visit: www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
About Xcel Energy:
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company that provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies in eight Western and Midwestern states. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis.
For more information, visit: www.xcelenergy.com.
About First Bank:
FirstBank is Colorado’s largest locally owned holding company and we are still growing. With over 115 locations and plans for expansion, we, here at FirstBank, are fortunate to have financial stability, outstanding employees, and great customers. We owe our success to the core values we’ve held since we were founded in 1963. Ever since, we’ve maintained a strong commitment to convenience, friendly and intelligent customer service, and loyalty to our employees. FirstBank has grown through consumer and commercial lending, innovative banking products and services and a high regard for community investment. FirstBank now has over $15 billion in assets and nearly $14 billion in deposits. We’re still a growing company, but after over 50 years, our commitment to our customers and to our communities has not changed.
For more information, visit: www.efirstbank.com
BEANS AND BULLETS SPONSORS
About Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office:
Veterans Service Office provides information and assistance in obtaining V.A. benefits for Arapahoe County Veterans, their survivors and dependents. This office can also provide information for educational and vocational benefits, as well as phone numbers for job information and home loans
The ACVSO can assist Arapahoe County veterans with enrolling in VA health care. There is no fee for this service. During enrollment, each veteran is assigned to a priority group. The VA uses priority groups to determine co-payment responsibilities.
● Veterans who are service connected disabled.
● Veterans who are not service connected disabled must meet Financial Income Thresholds.
● Veterans awarded the Purple Heart, POWs and OIF / OEF Veterans.
● Veterans receiving aid and attendance or housebound benefits and/or veterans determined by VA to be catastrophically disabled.
For more information, call: Tim Westphal at 303-738-8045
About BridgePointEducation/University of the Rockies:
University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Students may take classes at a state-of-the-art instructional site in downtown Denver, Colo., or work toward degrees online from anywhere in the country. Whether face-to-face or online, University of the Rockies students enjoy the same access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities.
For more information, visit: www.rockies.edu
About the City of Aurora, Colo:
Colorado’s safest large city—and one of the safest in America—is a place where more than 351,000 residents enjoy a comfortable way of life and a wealth of opportunity. Aurora residents enjoy access to quality education, convenient urban living, family friendly neighborhoods and a strong job market.
Situated on prairie grasslands, rolling hills and the Black Forest’s northern tip, Aurora offers a unique quality of life that blends an old-fashioned sense of community with a range of outdoor and leisure activities. The city spans three counties in the eastern Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area, and is the state’s third largest city and the 54th largest in the country.
For more information, visit: www.auroragov.org
About the Denver Hospice:
For over 35 years, more than 60,000 patients and their family members have turned to us for care and comfort during difficult times. As Colorado’s leader in hospice and palliative care we are committed to caring for everyone who comes through our door wherever they call home. We care for the elderly at the end of their long, rich lives; we offer care for those struck far too young by advanced illness; comfort to those who choose to battle their life-limiting illness, and grief counseling to families and friends.
For more information, visit: www.thedenverhospice.org
About Volunteers of America:
Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 119 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.
At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.
Through our hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Since 1896, we have supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
Approximately 55,000 volunteers throughout the country help our employees deliver these life-changing services.
For more information, visit: www.voa.org.
About the U.S. Forest Service:
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the U.S. Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency also has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.
For more information, visit: www.fs.fed.us.
About Argosy University:
Argosy University, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business & Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Creative Arts & Design and Western State College of Law. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location.
For more information, visit: www.argosy.edu
About Centennial Airport:
Centennial Airport is the premier business airport in the U.S. Located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center. It’s surrounded by 23 business parks, 6,000 businesses responsible for 27 percent of the state’s GDP. Just minutes from downtown Denver, the airport efficiently connects people, places and products.
More than just a place to land, Centennial Airport is a sought-after and valued business partner. It’s a vibrant economic engine that generates $1.39 billion in annual output statewide, and along with its tenants and surrounding businesses, employs more than 7,000 full and part-time positions—many of them highly-skilled.
Also an international airport, Centennial Airport supports global business enterprise while, at the same time, ensuring easy, local access through strategic partnerships and competitive excellence.
For more information, visit: www.centennialairport.com
About Denver Water:
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a public agency funded by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility.
For more information, visit: www.denverwater.org.
About the American Legion:
Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans’ community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
For more information, visit: www.legion.org.
About AXA Advisors:
“AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance, annuity, and financial products and services distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.
Group insurance products are issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable), by MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MONY America), and by unaffiliated third-party issuers. AXA Equitable and MONY America have sole responsibility for their insurance and claims-paying obligations.
AXA S.A. is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 59 countries as of December 31, 2014.
For more information, visit: www.us.axa.com.
About Ball Corporation:
Ball Corporation is a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. Founded in 1880, the company employs more than 14,500 people worldwide. Headquartered in Broomfield, Ball employees approximately 3,500 people in the state of Colorado. Ball Corporation stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLL.
For more Information, visit: www.ball.com.
About No Barriers Warriors:
Now barriers Warriors empowers veterans and transitioning service members with disabilities, and survivors of the fallen, to overcome barriers and unleash their potential. Our experiences serve as both an opportunity for growth and catalyst for change as these brave men and women stretch boundaries, build teams, innovate through adversity and step up to lead and serve others. Complementing the reintegration process, this program provides quality transformative experiences that inspire warriors to grow and continue to contribute their absolute best to the world.
Our journey-based expeditions range from one day to three weeks in length, and have taken us to Nepal, Ecuador, Peru, the South Pole and locations around the US.
No Barriers Warriors is a program of No Barriers USA, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, based in Fort Collins, CO.
For more information, visit: www.nobarrierswarriors.org.
About the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement:
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement carries out the requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 in cooperation with states and tribes. OSM’s objectives are to ensure that coal mining activities are conducted in a manner that protects citizens and the environment during mining, to ensure that the land is restored to beneficial use after mining, and to mitigate the effects of past mining by aggressively pursuing reclamation of abandoned coal mines
For more information, visit: www.wrcc.osmre.gov.
About Avalon Counseling, PLLC (Miriam Vinton, MA, LPC):
Avalon Counseling, PLLC is a safe and confidential place where you can heal and build practical, lifelong skills, designed to help you maximize potential and move beyond the obstacles in your life. At Avalon, we’ll help you construct meaningful skills that are simple and straightforward.
Together, we’ll work to identify solutions to grasp and empower your inner strength—and live a more satisfying and productive life.
For more information, visit: www.miriamvinton.com
About Grand Canyon University:
Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential through landing the career of their dreams, advancing their career and changing careers. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
For more information, visit: www.gcu.edu.
About the Administration for Children and Families:
The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
ACF programs aim to:
- Empower families and individuals to increase their economic independence and productivity
- Encourage strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on quality of life and the development of children
- Create partnerships with front-line service providers, states, localities and tribal communities to identify and implement solutions that transcend traditional program boundaries
- Improve access to services through planning, reform and integration
- Address the needs, strengths and abilities of vulnerable populations including people with developmental disabilities, refugees and migrants
For more information, visit: www.acf.hhs.gov
About the Colorado Division of Military and Veterans Affairs:
We are one of the four major operational divisions of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs (CVA) is a state agency mandated by state statue. We offer advocacy to Colorado Veterans, family members and survivors in securing benefits they may be entitled to through their military service by providing the highest level of customer care and service with our specially trained service officers.
We assist throughout the claims process with the Veterans Administration (VA) for state and federal benefits. We are not the Federal VA but rather the State Department working directly with and for Veterans and eligible dependents.
CVA serves as a central source of information on veterans benefits, rights and issues. We accomplish this by directing, training and assisting the county veterans service officers (CVSO) who comprise the local veterans assistance agencies in each of Colorado’s Counties. The CVSOs are there to assist you with your claim.
For more information, visit: http://vets.dmva.state.co.us/
About Farmers Insurance Group:
Today, the companies comprising the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies make up one of the country’s largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provide a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.
Farmers is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange) owned by their policyholders, and together with their subsidiaries and affiliates comprise the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, in their capacity as attorneys-in-fact, provide administrative and management services to the Farmers Exchanges.
For more information, visit: www.farmersagent.com/jpage
About Navy Federal Credit Union:
Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with more than $64 billion in assets, 5.5 million members, 265 branches, and a workforce of over 12,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense and Coast Guard active duty, civilian, and contractor personnel and their families.
For more information, visit: www.navyfederal.org
About Trident University :
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online post-secondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance student’s lives and careers. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees.
For more information, visit: www.trident.edu