May 8 webinar focuses on supporting veterans in the supply chain

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Spark Change Lab, in partnership with Drive My Way, is recently announced its first live webinar episode, "Supporting Veterans in the Supply Chain," taking place on May 8 at 2 p.m. ET. This interactive event aims to discuss and address the challenges veterans face when transitioning from military service to careers in the transportation and supply chain logistics industry.

The live event will feature a panel of industry experts and veteran advocates, including:

  • Daniel Donlon, Senior Advisor of Global Marketing at Indeed
  • Sgt. Sarah Lee, Founder of Waypoint Vets
  • Matthew R. Mahoney, EVP of Strategic Initiatives and Development at the Tunnel to Towers Foundation
  • Joe Marino, US Army Air Defense Officer and Executive Director of Veterans Florida
  • Julian Purdy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy of Veterans' Employment and Training Service in the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Col. Adam Rocke, President of Client Relations at Katie’s Way Plus. 

The panelists will engage in an interactive brainstorming session on behalf of the “client,” David Pike, Director of Recruiting with NFI, to generate actionable solutions that create a more supportive environment for veterans pursuing careers in supply chain logistics.

"We're thrilled to bring together this incredible group of experts to tackle such an important issue," said Beth Potratz, president and CEO of Drive My Way. "At Drive My Way, creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all individuals is one of our core values. We recognize the unique challenges faced by those transitioning from military service. We are committed to bringing awareness to these issues and creating actionable solutions so that the supply chain industry can be a place where veterans thrive."

Spark Change Lab, an initiative created by co-founders Leigh Sauter, Angela Mahoney, and Beth Potratz (whose initials inspire the LAB name), is driven by a shared passion for leveraging their diverse skills to tackle the industry's most pressing challenges.

“We wanted to create a collaborative environment where we could bring a timely and pressing issue out in the open, have a lively discussion about it, and then get down to the business of what’s needed to make it happen,” said Leigh Sauter.  

"At Spark Change Lab, we believe diverse perspectives drive meaningful change," added Angela Colon Mahoney. "By bringing together industry leaders and veteran advocates for our first lab experience, we aim to generate impactful solutions that will shape the future of veteran support in the transportation industry."

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Spark Change Lab will focus on a monthly real-time business issue, creating actionable solutions to transform the supply chain industry.

Registration is open to all interested participants. Attendees can contribute their ideas and be part of the solution-building process.

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