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August Innsbrook Table Talks
August 16 @ 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
We know summertime mornings can be hard! That’s why we’ve changed the summer Table Talks schedule to 11:15 am – 1:15 pm June – August, for your convenience!
Innsbrook Table Talks is the perfect outlet to network and spread the buzz about your company.
Get your business a front row seat and promote your product or service by sponsoring an event. There will also be door prizes you can win at each month’s meeting! Your business may offer a door prize to help promote your products as well. Innsbrook Table Talks is hosted on the third Thursday of every month at Richmond Marriott Short Pump.
Meet our August speaker, Carlos Hopkins
Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
“Making the Commonwealth of Virginia the Most Veteran Friendly State in the Nation”
On September 1, 2017, Carlos Hopkins was appointed Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. He previously served as Counsel to the Governor. Prior to this he served as a Deputy City Attorney in Richmond. Before joining the City Attorney’s Office, Carlos operated a small, private practice. He served as the Training Director for the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, and as a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Richmond. In addition to his civilian legal experiences, Carlos holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Virginia Army National Guard. Carlos received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Citadel and holds a law degree from the University of Richmond.
Understanding the role of Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
The Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs serves an important two-fold purpose. First, it distinguishes and elevates issues and opportunities for veterans and transitioning service members in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Of primary importance are the employment, health care, and education needs of our veterans. With the Nation’s fastest growing veteran population and the greatest number of veterans in the workforce per capita, the Secretariat maintains a particular focus on employment of our newest generation of veterans who have the new and current skills needed here in the Commonwealth.
The Secretariat also leads the Governor’s initiatives focused on relationship building with and support of our military and defense installations and the communities surrounding them. Through the Governor’s Virginia Military Advisory Council (VMAC) and active Secretariat community involvement, the Commonwealth continues to be an engaged host in support of the military and defense missions in the state.
Thank you to our August sponsor!!