Events

HAWDC Veterans Engagement Panel


Date(s) - September 28, 201810:30 am - 12:30 pm


On Friday, September 28th, HAWDC will host a Hospitality Industry Veterans Engagement Panel to better engage veterans in the District of Columbia in the hotel workforce. There is a wealth of opportunity within our industry that may interest veterans, so we have gathered a team of five panelists including veteran and HAWDC’s chairperson, Sheri Swain. Members will have the opportunity to join the discussion that seeks to bridge the gap between the experience and skill-sets typically ascribed to veterans and career opportunities in our industry.
Our panelists:
  • Sheri Swain, General Manager, Holiday Inn Capitol; Board Chair, Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
  • Vanessa Peters, Director of Human Resources, InterContinental Washington, D.C. – The Wharf; President, HAWDC Human Resources Association
  • Ely Ross, Director, Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA)
  • Unique Morris-Hughes, PhD, Interim Director, District Department of Employment Services
  • Tom Goheen, Deputy Director of Security, Colorado Security Agency
Members please contact Ejigayehu Diriba to RSVP.