Advisory Committee

the Advisory Committee on Veterans Employment, Training, and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO)

 

About the Advisory Committee on Veterans Employment, Training, and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO)

The ACVETEO is chartered to assess the employment and training needs of veterans, and their integration into the workforce; to determine the extent to which the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of Labor are meeting such needs; to assist the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training (ASVET) with outreach to employers, related to the advantages of hiring veterans; and to make recommendations with respect to training and employer outreach activities positioned to advance the employment situation of veterans.

ACVETEO Membership February 1, 2019 — January 31, 2022
ACVETEO Membership February 1, 2019 — January 31, 2022

Member Name

Affiliation / Experience

Member Designation

Term Dates

Kayla Williams

Center for a New American Security

Recognized Authority (Training)

Through
1/31/22

Jim Lorraine

America’s Warrior Partnership

Recognized Authority (Training)

Through
1/31/22

Gary Harter

Utah Department of Veteran Affairs

Recognized Authority (Employment)

Through
1/31/22

Pamela Johnson

Goodwill Industries

Recognized Authority (Rehabilitation)

Through
1/31/22

Keith Nattrass

General Motors

Recognized Authority (Business)

Through
1/31/22

Anthony Lowe

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Veteran Service Organization Rep.

Through
1/31/22

Jeff Hall

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Veteran Service Organization Rep.

Through
1/31/22

James Schmeling

Student Veterans of America

Veteran Service Organization Rep.

Through
1/31/22

Louis Celli

American Legion

Veteran Service Organization Rep.

Through
1/31/22

Wendi Safstrom

Executive Director of the SHRM Foundation

Society for Human Resource Management Rep.
(Mandated Organization)

Through
1/31/22

Eric Eversole *

Vice President and Exec. Dir., Hiring Our Heroes Program

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Rep.
(Mandated Organization)

Through
1/31/22

Lori Adams

Policy Director & NLx Senior Advisor

National Association of State Workforce Agencies Rep.
(Mandated Organization)

Through
1/31/22

Stephen Parker

Legislative Director, Education and Workforce

National Governors Association Rep.
(Mandated Organization)

Through
1/31/22

Darrell Roberts

Executive Director, Helmets to Hardhats

Labor Union or Organization Rep.
(Mandated Organization)

Through
1/31/22

Mary Blasinsky

Sr. Vice-President & Chief of Staff

National Federation of Independent Business Rep.
(Mandated Organization)

Through
1/31/22

Michael McDermott

President of Arcadia Group

Business Roundtable Rep
(Mandated Organization)

Through
1/31/22

**

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Ex-officio, nonvoting member of the ACVETEO

N/A

**

Secretary of Defense

Ex-officio, nonvoting member of the ACVETEO

N/A

**

Director, Office of Personnel Management

Ex-officio, nonvoting member of the ACVETEO

N/A

**

Assistant Secretary - VETS

Ex-officio, nonvoting member of the ACVETEO

N/A

**

Assistant Secretary - ETA

Ex-officio, nonvoting member of the ACVETEO

N/A

**

Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Ex-officio, nonvoting member of the ACVETEO

N/A

* Chairman
** Ex-officio members designated by senior official