The Walt Disney Company and USAA Offering Veterans Institute Workshop in San Antonio

TWDC_VeteransInst_Logo_FINAL-01_1The Walt Disney Company recently announced that it is taking the Veterans Institute on the road.

On August 19 the Veterans Institute will be in San Antonio, Texas for the first of several regional workshops.

The San Antonio seminar is presented by USAA, a leading financial services provider for the military community and will feature experts from Disney’s Heroes Work Here initiative. Other speakers include government officials, veterans, and nonprofit veterans service organizations.

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff has been announced as a speaker in addition to USAA CEO retired Army Maj. Gen. Joe Robles Jr., and James Schmeling, co-founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

The Disney Institute will also have a special presentation that focuses on veteran hiring and support.

“The Department of Veterans Affairs lists Texas as one of three states that are the most densely populated with veterans,” said Mr. Robles. “With the potential to help so many companies hire veterans, we’re proud to join the Veterans Institute in sharing our experience in recruiting, hiring and developing veterans with companies across Texas.”

Disney launched Heroes Work Here in 2012 with a commitment to hire more than 1,000 veterans by 2015. To date the company has hired more than 3,800 former service members.

For more information on the Veterans Institute and the San Antonio seminar visit


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