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Tuesday, November 12 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Veteran Entrepreneurship Presentation and Panel Discussion

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The military teaches you lifelong skills, and many of these skills are transferable in becoming an entrepreneur. Effectively managing risk, operating under pressure, and being resourceful are just a few qualities needed in both business and the military. Hear from a panel of local veteran business owners on how they successfully started their own businesses.

Kelly Hunt Ed.D., a veteran, business owner, and district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration will present as well as moderate this event.

Panelists include:
-- Brad Cornali - Owner/CEO, Training 4 Life, Port Matilda
-- O.J. Johnston - Owner/CEO, OJ Johnston Consulting, Petersburg
-- Jayme Orr Rhodes - CEO, Serviam Construction, LLC, Altoona
-- David Panko - Owner/Investment Advisor/Financial Planner, Panko Wealth Management, State College
-- Eugene Weller - Owner, Allstate Insurance

To register for this event, visit: https://sbdc.psu.edu/events/veteran-entrepreneurship-panel-discussion/. Registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.  

This event is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Moderators
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Dr. Kelly Hunt

District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
Branch: Air ForceRank: Staff SergeantMOS: Security PolicemanDr. Kelly A. Hunt is serving as the district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Pittsburgh District Office where she is responsible for the delivery and leadership of the agency's financial and business... Read More →

Speakers
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Eugene Weller

Owner, Allstate Insurance, State College
Branch: Marine Corps and ArmyRank: MajorMOS: Aviation Supply Officer, Group Supply OfficerEugene is the owner of Allstate office in State College. He also is the coordinator for Centre County’s Toys for Tots. They collect nearly 18,000 toys per year, coordinating 750-1000 volunteers... Read More →
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Brad Cornali

Owner/CEO, Training 4 Life
Branch: Marine CorpsRank: CaptainMOS: Artillery, Infantry, MAGTF Intelligence Officer. Served a year and a half of flight training to include intermediate tactical jet training.Brad is CEO of Training 4 Life. Providing a fully equipped mobile gym, good for any number of settings... Read More →
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O.J. Johnston

Owner/CEO, OJ Johnston Consulting
Branch: Air ForceRank: ColonelMOS: B-52 bomber pilot and a test pilot and served two tours at the Pentagon in special weapons and stealth development.O.J. is CEO of OJ Johnston Consulting. Specializing in buying and selling small businesses.
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Jayme Orr Rhodes

CEO, Serviam Construction, LLC
Branch: ArmyRank: CPTMOS: 21A-EngineerJayme is CEO at Serviam Construction. They are a service disabled, veteran and disadvantaged woman owned Small Business General Contractor located in Central Pennsylvania. Serviam specializes in VA, DoD, Commerical, and Educational Renovations... Read More →
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David Panko

Owner/Investment Advisor/Financial Planner, Panko Wealth Management
Branch: ArmyRank: SergeantMOS: Explosives and Demolitions Instructor (Panko is still a licensed blaster)David is the owner of Panko Wealth Management with a support staff of three permanent employees, managing more than $140 million for clients throughout the US and Europe. He specializes... Read More →


Tuesday November 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank 224 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801

Attendees (10)