Oct. 11 event offers specialized training for veterans in entrepreneurship and small business management
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Veterans and military families can learn more about entrepreneurship and small business management at a symposium hosted by Humana Inc. in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities on Thursday, Oct. 11 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
The one-day symposium will build awareness of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program in the San Diego area. The EBV offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management at no cost to post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities. The symposium is open to veterans, military family members, veteran advisors and representatives of veterans’ organizations and programs that assist veterans in returning to civilian life.
Last year, through its national Veterans Initiative, Humana committed to hire 1,000 veterans and/or their spouses over three years. To date, Humana has hired more than 800-plus veterans and/or their spouses in a variety of roles across the company. Humana is also contributing $1 million to the EBV as part of its national Veterans Initiative.
“Humana is committed to providing resources, support and benefits to our veterans and their families,” said Ed Sandrick, National Business Executive, Humana Veterans Initiative. “We are honored to partner with the EBV in this symposium and look forward to introducing our veterans in Southern California to information and opportunities that can benefit them and their families.”
The EBV was established at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and is operated by the university’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). The EBV is offered through a network of leading business and hospitality schools that includes Syracuse, the University of Connecticut, Florida State University, Louisiana State University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, Cornell University and the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA).
“We are grateful for Humana’s current and continued support of the EBV program as part of its new Veterans Initiative,” said Mike Haynie, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. “Many veterans and their families will be in town for the Miramar Airshow. We hope that they will take advantage of this free symposium to learn more about pursuing entrepreneurship as a post-service life course and vocational path forward for military family members.”
Representing the EBV program will be program graduate Brian Iglesias. Iglesias is a Marine officer and veteran of the war in Iraq. Iglesias’ company, Veterans Expeditionary Media, creates and produces a variety of small and large-scale film and multi-media projects for a variety of customers.
Representing Humana will be Tim McClain, President of Humana’s Government Business, who is a former San Diego resident. McClain is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and retired from the Navy’s JAG Corps. In addition, Bob Nascenzi, President and CEO of nliven systems -- a Humana subsidiary that provides technology solutions to support lifelong well-being -- will also speak. Nascenzi is a serial entrepreneur and has mentored several start-ups in the San Diego community.
The symposium will begin with a deluxe continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Oct. 11 in the Maurice Braun Ballroom at The Lodge at Torrey Pines at 11480 North Torrey Pines Road in San Diego.
For more information on the symposium, call toll-free 1-877-823-2387.
About the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)
The EBV offers cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines with service-connected disabilities and a passion for entrepreneurship. Founded at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2007, the EBV is operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. The EBV is offered through a national consortium of world-class business and hospitality schools that includes the Whitman School at SU, the College of Business at Florida State University, the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, the School of Business at the University of Connecticut, the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University and the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. For more information, visit whitman.syr.edu/ebv/.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
Humana Corporate Communications
Marina Renneke, 480-515-6435
Source: Humana Inc.