Meet the Speakers & Panels


Maxine Reyes

Happily Joint ™

Get to Know Central Florida

Beautiful beaches, a large veteran entrepreneur network, and the Space Coast’s booming aerospace industry. Central Florida combines an unbeatable lifestyle with limitless opportunities to work and operate a business. Meet veterans who are proof of what you can accomplish there.

Omar Fuentes


Diana Tamayo

Alluvionic, Inc.

Troy Underwood

Tampa Steel & Supply

It’s Who You Know

Networking is something not everyone is good at, but it’s something everyone must do. Simply attending the Expo will greatly expand your professional career network. While you’re here, learn additional proven methods to grow your network both online and offline.

Pete Blum


Rebecca Fior

Bank of America

Kim Lott

CareerSource Palm Beach County

Gene Moran

Capitol Integration

Roger That

Having potential customers receive your message is important for your revenue and growth. Reach the right customers with the right message using the latest tools and tips from marketing professionals and other entrepreneurs. Out.

Dan Barrow

Veterans Florida

Ricardo Garcia

Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative

Dawn Jensen

Brand Manifest

Doc Wright


Florida, it’s Different Here

The hottest industries and job markets in Florida might not be what you think they are, and we’re here to help you find out more. Also, discover veteran specific state benefits and learn about Florida’s quality of life for you and your family.

Samantha DeArmond

Veterans Florida Agriculture Program Participant

Terrance McCaffrey

Enterprise Florida

Steve Murray

Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Alex Adames

Legends Airways

Greg Tudor

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Knowns and Unknowns

Sole proprietorship, LLC, franchise, acquisition, etc. – what’s the best for you and your business idea or plan? Strike out on your own, buy and improve an existing business, or research franchising opportunities. Learn about all the options available to you.
The Hon. Mike Giallombardo

State Representative Mike Giallombardo

Iris Tech

Paul Huszar

VetCor Services

Rob Kirila

Rob Kirila

Black Powder Partners

Chuck Wheeler

Florida’s SBDC

Line of Departure

The last stop before the Career Fair the next day. Get prepared and learn how to stand out and make a lasting impression with employers that leads to an interview after the Career Fair is over.

Justin Dal Colletto

Legends Airways

Wilfredo Quiles

CareerSource Brevard County

Joe Roberts

CareerSource Flagler County

Location, Location, Location

It’s an age old phrase that survives the test of time. Find out what resources can help your veteran owned business succeed in Florida. Funding, training, professional networks and contacts? We’ll answer these questions and more.

Troy Bolivar

Florida Gulf Coast University

Rafael Caamaño

Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative

Kevin Cox

Florida Atlantic University

DeSheun Hines

Hillsborough Community College