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Cancelled: July 19th GRHRA Afternoon Meeting and Networking Event                  Due to low attendance numbers, this meeting has been cancelled.

"Serving Others - Recruiting and Employing Active Military and Veterans"

Interested in developing or enhancing a veteran's hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin?


The Midwest is known for its friendliness and welcoming nature, but can the Quad Cities go that extra mile for veterans and transitioning service members to become their preferred “home base”?  Join Great River HR Association members and the Quad Cities’ community as we learn how we do just that!

Date: July 19, 2016

Location: Modern Woodmen Park, 2nd Floor

Organization: Great River HR Association, Affiliate of SHRM

Agenda, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Networking and Sign-in                                      2:30-3:00 PM

Welcome and SHRM Foundation Video             3:00-3:25 PM

Hiring Vets Panel Discussion                               3:25-4:30 PM

After-meeting mixer*                                           4:30-6:30 PM

*Appetizers & Cash Bar

*Please stay for appetizers and cash bar as we enjoy the 270 degree view in the Champion’s Club!  As we network and enjoy the view, there will also be opportunities to speak with panel members and to learn more about SHRM Foundation and Home Base Iowa. You are also welcome to participate in silent auctions and raffles in support of these organizations.

All proceeds from silent auction items will be donated to the QC Veteran’s Emergency Relief Fund




Who's coming...


Tuesday, 07/19/16 at 2:30pm - 6:30pm | iCal


Modern Woodmen Park
209 S Gaines
Davenport, IA 52802 USA

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  Panel Members include:

  • Jennifer Toenjes, IowaWorks, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative:  Jennifer served as a Sergeant in the US Army as a Correctional Officer from July 1999 to December 2004, then continued her service in the US Army Reserves until 2007. Jennifer spent three years as a Veteran Work Study with Iowa Workforce Development as she earned her Bachelors’ Degree from St. Ambrose University. Jennifer has worked as a counselor with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS), a Workforce Advisor with Iowa Workforce Development, and currently works as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative at IowaWORKS.  She is also an active member of several community veteran organizations. 
  • Terry Dell, Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Area Region 9 Chairman  – Terry works with directly with Guards and Reservists for Scott, Muscatine, Jackson, Clinton, Cedar and Jones counties in Iowa. Terry proactively works with area employers to help them better understand the process when guardsmen deploy to active duty. He also advocates for the soldiers by helping employers understand the legal requirements when transitioning to active duty.
  • James Stout, Family Assistant Specialist of Human Resource Consulting, Inc.  - James, a retired Gulf War veteran, is the Subject Matter Expert on Family Readiness, Army Family Policy and community resources.  He serves as the liaison between the chain of command and the chain of concern, providing assistance to Central Iowa families in preparing for and coping with all aspects of mobilization. James provides information, referral andsupport service information to Service Members, Veterans and families of all branches of service through briefings, attending drill weekends and community events. He assists crisis intervention & referral, legal and financial resources, military medical insurance),and community information and outreach. Considered the Subject Matter Expert on family readiness, James continually maintains updates on all referral information concerning Army Family Policy.
  • Jason Kemp, Home Base Iowa Program Manager - James is the Home Base Iowa Program Manager and is responsible for marketing and assisting veterans and transitioning service members with countless resources and job opportunities in Iowa. He is a retired Air Force veteran with 20 years of active duty service. While in the Air Force he held the positions of operations superintendent, requirements action officer and training manager.  Post retirement he was the clinical research manager at Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center.