2022 Upcoming Events

Upcoming webinars

We have webinars with different topics and focuses each month. Check out our next scheduled workshop and let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to learn more about!

Q3 Summit

Focus on Employment

More information coming soon!

Our Q2 summit is being hosted at The College Football Hall of Fame!

  • Secure parking is only $5 on the Green Deck, off Baker Street, adjacent to the CFHOF (Debit or Credit only)
  • The CFHOF is not open to the general public the day of the Summit.
  • The CFHOF is FREE for all veterans at all times!

Please join us for this amazing health and wellness summit!

2022 Past Summits
Q2 Summit

Focus on Health and Wellness!

1p - 5pm: Breakout Sessions

5p - 7pm: Open Networking

7pm: Summit Speakers

Our Q2 summit is being hosted at The College Football Hall of Fame!

  • Secure parking is only $5 on the Green Deck, off Baker Street, adjacent to the CFHOF (Debit or Credit only)
  • The CFHOF is not open to the general public the day of the Summit.
  • The CFHOF is FREE for all veterans at all times!

Please join us for this amazing health and wellness summit!


Patricia Ross

In November 2021, Patricia Ross was selected as the Commissioner of Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), supporting Georgia’s almost 700,000 veterans and their families. GDVS provides both federal and state benefits counseling based on military service, operates two state veteran cemeteries and two skilled nursing facilities. GDVS is responsible for veterans receiving $3.8B in compensation and pension annually from the Department of Veterans Affairs Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, she established The Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center (VECTR Center) and served the Chief Operating Officer from 2016 – 2021. The Georgia VECTR Center provides accelerated training in high demand and strategic industries, career counseling, academic advising, employment assistance, entrepreneurship. and in partnership with other state, federal, and community agencies, provides a one-stop-shop to help meet veteran’s needs. Ross also served as the first Director of Military Affairs for the Technical College System of Georgia from 2014 – 2016 where she led state-wide initiatives to expand educational benefits and opportunities for military students at Georgia’s 22 public, technical colleges. After 25 years on active duty in the United States Air Force, Ross retired as a Colonel in October 2014. She culminated her career as the Vice Commander of the 78th Air Base Wing, Robins Air Force Base where she led the management of facilities and equipment valued at $3.5 billion and the execution of a $161.8 million operating budget supporting over 55,000 active duty, reserve component, civilians, contractors, retirees, and family members. Prior to her selection as Vice Commander, she served as the Deputy Director for Manpower, Personnel and Services for Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command also at Robins AFB.


Jennifer Purdy

Jennifer Purdy leads the Veteran Experience Office (VEO) CX Tools and Implementation (T&I) Directorate.  She provides strategic direction and goals to ensure an exceptional customer experience for Veterans across VA.  Mrs. Purdy manages the development and implementation of transformational initiatives and consultation services with a staff of 54 spread across the country.  Under her leadership, the T&I Directorate has defined, designed, and is currently deploying the VA CX framework and toolkits across VA. She is responsible for enterprise wide CX initiatives to include VA’s I CARE core values program.  Mrs. Purdy serves as Chair for the national VHA Patient Experience Committee and is the Vice- Chair of the VHA Organizational Health Council.  Mrs. Purdy is a member of the Beryl Institute Advisory Board.   Mrs. Purdy was honored with the 2019 Service to the Citizen Champion of Change Award.

Key Partners:

Service and Sacrifice

Because we know how important you and your loved one’s service to our country is, we want to give back and help military families be healthy and have fun. Check out the offerings and events below.

College Football Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame was established in 1951 to immortalize the greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations.  


Mindset and Resilience

This workshop highlights the differences and also the similarities of the military mindset needed in the corporate world.

Q1 Summit

Focus on Family!

5p - 7pm: Open Networking

7pm: Summit Speakers

Our Q1 summit is being hosted at Twelve Midtown (valet parking provided for free) and will be covering:

  • Tips and strategies for self-advocacy – how to advocate for you and your family. 
  • Self-knowledge is the first step toward advocating for your rights. Knowing the strengths, needs, and interests of you and your family are essential first steps. Join Lori Noonan to learn the next steps to effectively getting the support and services you and your family need.
  • Retreats and other programs that help build family resilience.
  • Interested in strengthening your family unit or just having a blast with them?  Join several professionals as they help you discover which programs and opportunities are right for you and your family.

Please join us for this amazing family focused summit!


Lori Noonan of Camp Corral

Lori is the Chief Operating & Development Officer for Camp Corral which serves children and families of wounded, ill, and fallen military heroes with camp, advocacy, and enrichment programs. She is a former nonprofit strategy consultant, nonprofit executive director, and most recently, the development and marketing director for American’s Warrior Partnership where she led the growth of their national presence, program expansion, fund expansion and diversity, as well as the development of the industry’s top conference.

Lori is a builder always keeping her eye on strategy and change management and has helped many nonprofits with overall growth including significant funding, programs, and operational improvement.

Lori is the constant advocate of veterans, military families, children, diversity and equality. She is the volunteer Chief Strategy Officer for VETLANTA, Advisory Council Member for several Department of Defense research efforts, and Guardian Ad Litem for North Carolina Department of Family & Children Services.

Keynote Speaker:

Steve Weintraub

Building strategy development and execution for growth of a national nonprofit organization that supports the military community of all branches of currently serving military including the Guard and Reserve, veterans of all eras, and their families, and includes caregivers and family of those killed in action and now first responders through

Leading a comprehensive strategy that guides the organization on a long term path yielding growth in the areas of membership, donations (event tickets and monetary) strategic partnerships and educating the public and private sector about the Vet Tix and 1st Tix brand and mission. Find out more:

Our Key Partners

We’ve been supporting military veterans and their families since WWII. Now we’re proud to offer a TRICARE® Prime option especially for beneficiaries right here in metro Atlanta. Learn how to keep your TRICARE benefits and make them work hard for you at

Knightly Productions is the key contributor to our digital media branding and maintenance and focuses on providing tactical content that delivers. If you’re ready to discover, embrace and share your voice, head over to Knightly Productions to learn more!

2021 Past Summits
Q4 Summit

In Person at Metropolitan Club!

Our Q4 summit is being hosted at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. Be sure to stay tuned for speaker details, coming soon!

Please join us for this amazing employment focused summit!

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FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting returning service members in their transition from military service to meaningful civilian careers. Now in its 10th year, our flagship Career Readiness Program is taught by corporate executives in major cities across the U.S. and now serves more than 600 transitioning veterans annually.

Our mission is to equip veterans and military spouses to successfully transition to meaningful civilian careers. Our vision is to build a national professional network where transitioning veterans and military spouses can connect locally and attain the skills, resources, and relationship-building opportunities necessary to reach their career potential.

About J.P. Morgan

We’re committed to working to uplift all communities. Through ongoing investments, business initiatives and philanthropic commitments, we aim to help employees, customers, clients and communities grow and thrive sustainably—with opportunity for all.


Join the next Lunch & Learn provided by VETLANTA.  Military 101 is focused on the HR Professional, Hiring Manager and executive stakeholders in Veteran hiring and retention.  Topics discussed include:

  1. Understanding the Veteran Labor Market
  2. Myth & Misconceptions on Veteran Candidates
  3. Business Frameworks to Assess Your Talent Management System
  4. Veteran Hiring Program
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Q3 Virtual Summit

Our Q3 summit was moved to a virtual Lunch and Learn where we will be discussing “There is help for your scars…”

Please join us for this Power Hour!

Registration is Closed!

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Scott Mann of Rooftop Leadership

I am a Green Beret, entrepreneur, speaker, and author who combines 23 years of Army experience with a successful business and personal life framework to build elite leaders skills and make a deep impact on the world. 

“Amateur Hour” for leaders is over. 

My goal is to build a tribe of leaders from government, corporate sector, and households that step up and lead my children to a better and braver future.
This is what I am building in my tribe. I am drawing from my Green Beret life experience and full body of work to train and produce the most relevant leaders of the 21st century. We’re a small, but powerful tribe.

Check out and see if you have what it takes to join our tribe of leaders.


Jackie Breitenstein of SHARE

Jackie has over a decade of experience at the industry leading Shephard Center in Atlanta, focusing as the manager of the Complex Concussion Program. 

Our Agenda

This Lunch and Learn will be discussing the power of connections and providing help for your scars!

Health Care



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The Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center is a private, not-for profit hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

VETLANTA STAKEHOLDER SURVEYThe survey will take less than 5 minutes and will be available until the end of the day on December 10, 2020.