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Saturday, September 29 • 9:00am - 10:00am
From Deployment to Employment

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How Texas is putting veterans to work.

Supported by the Texas Tech University System, Zachry Group and The Boeing Company

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Alana Rocha

Multimedia Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Rocha joined the Tribune staff as a multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She's covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and Texas and traveled the country reporting from the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaign trails. In her five years... Read More →

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Jodey Arrington

U.S. Representative, R-Lubbock
Arrington, R- Lubbock, has represented Texas’ 19th Congressional District since 2017. He is a member of the House Agriculture, Budget, and Veterans’ Affairs committees and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Arrington previously served as an adviser... Read More →
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Richard Delgado

Director of Military Affairs for Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Delgado, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has served as director of military affairs and ROTC at Texas A&M University-San Antonio for nearly 10 years, where he has helped facilitate training for faculty and staff on military cultural competence and built community partnerships.
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Ruth Ruggero Hughs

Chairwoman of the Texas Workforce Commission
Hughs was appointed to the Texas Workforce Commission by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015, and was named chairwoman in August 2018. Prior to her appointment, she served as director of defense litigation for the Texas Attorney General’s Office, where she oversaw 11 civil litigation divisions... Read More →
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Paul Rieckhoff

Founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Rieckhoff has served as founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America since 2004. He served as an Army first lieutenant and infantry rifle platoon leader in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Rieckhoff is a regular contributor to The New York... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Studio 919 at The Texas Tribune