Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), in conjunction with the Ryan Family Foundation and the American Legion, will host a symposium Thurs., April 19 for veterans and military families in New Orleans at The National World War II Museum.
The one-day event will build awareness of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program in the New Orleans area. The EBV, founded in 2007 at Syracuse University, will join Humana and The Ryan Family Foundation in hosting the event.
Through Humana’s national Veterans Initiative, the company committed to recruit 1,000 military veterans and/or their spouses by the end of 2013 to become Humana associates, working in roles across the company.
Humana is also contributing $1 million to the EBV, a national program that offers cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship and small business management at no cost to post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities.
The EBV was established five years ago 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 UCLA.
“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’re honored to partner with the Ryan Family Foundation and other organizations that work to introduce our nation’s veterans to information and opportunities that can benefit them and their families.”
“We are grateful for Humana’s current, and continued, support of the EBV program as part of its new Veterans Initiative,” said Mike Haynie, founder and executive director of the IVMF. “We are pleased to be part of this symposium for veterans and military families at America’s National World War II Museum during Navy Week in New Orleans.”
Representing the EBV program and presenting along with Dr. Haynie will be two graduates of the EBV program, Brian Iglesias and Justin Constantine. Dr. Haynie and Iglesias are both Marine officers and veterans 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. Constantine is a serial entrepreneur now embarking on additional business ventures. He is currently the associate general counsel at the United States Department of Justice.
Additionally, Major General Ron Richard, USMC(Ret), President and CEO of the Tiger Athletic Foundation at Louisiana State University will speak about veteran and military issues, as well as the EBV program at LSU, which graduated its first class this past February.
The symposium will begin with a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. April 19 in the Stage Door Canteen on the Museum campus at 945 Magazine St. in New Orleans. Following the program, a light buffet lunch will be served. The program is open to veterans, military family members, veteran advisors and representatives of veterans' organizations and programs that assist veterans in returning to civilian life.
For more information on the symposium, call toll-free 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:
- Annual reports to stockholders;
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
- Most recent investor conference presentations;
- Quarterly earnings news releases;
- Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
- Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
- Corporate Governance information
Mitch Lubitz, 813-287-6180
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