Veterans Leadership Luncheon

The Veterans Leadership Luncheon hosted by Volunteers of America highlights the unique challenges facing Veterans and honors the exceptional leadership of individuals who are standing up for Veterans. 

Thank you for making the 6th ANNUAL VETERANS LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON 2014 a huge success!

The Keynote Speaker for our
 6th Annual Veterans Leadership Luncheon is Dan O'Shea. 

Dan O’Shea is a combat veteran with more than twenty years of special operations experience and multiple Middle East (Iraq/Afghanistan) and Africa tours. An asymmetric warfare specialist with extensive overseas and combat experience, O’Shea is a recognized subject matter expert in counter-insurgency, terrorism, and kidnapping/hostage rescue. Dan O’Shea served as a counter-insurgency (COIN) advisor for the Commander International Security Assistance Force (COMISAF) Afghanistan from 2011-2012. O’Shea is a former Navy SEAL Commander and Army Ranger qualified officer.

O’Shea expertly managed the inter-agency coordination of more than 300 kidnapping incidents and played a direct role in every major international kidnapping incident in Iraq from 2004 to 2006. He is a frequent lecturer to the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Columbia University and a frequent CNN, BBC, Fox and MSNBC military and counterterrorism analyst. He Co-Produced the Discovery Channel’s “Kidnap & Rescue” series on the global kidnapping industry.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

Purple Heart Sponsor 
 Verizon Wireless 

Distinguished Service Sponsors 
KeHE Distributors
BMO Harris Bank   
Gold Sponsors
   J.J. Duffy     
Northwestern Memorial Foundation    
 McCormick, Smuckers, Natural/Specialty Sales, Southeastern Mills   
   Laurus Strategies

 Silver Sponsors 
   JPMorgan Chase    
 National Equity Fund 
    Bronze Sponsors 
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen PC 
   Power Construction Company
   M.R. Baurer 
   Innovative Technology
      E.F. Reimann Co.
   Worn Jerabek
   Signature Specialty Sales and Marketing
   Holland & Knight
   Global Sales and Marketing Solutions, LLC
 Greenberg Traurig, LLP  
   Quantum Polymers  

To learn how you can become a sponsor for our 7th Annual Veterans Leadership Luncheon, please contact Liliana Scales at 312-564-2332 or