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E. From left, Mike Ito, Stephanie Ito, Tom Padilla Jr., Todd Loehnert, Tom Padilla, and Kimberly Padilla enjoyed the reception.
F. NASBP helped raise money for the Blue Angels Foundation PTS Program, from left Denny Wisely, Jeffrey Hecker, Kathy Murphy,
Carl Dohn and Tom Padilla. G. Retired U.S. Navy Admiral David Buss was the Keynote Speaker. H. Todd Loehnert, left, received
the President's Award from Tom Padilla, right. I. Susan-Hecker, far right, presented a plaque to Tom and Kimberly Padilla for Tom's
service as NASBP President this past year. J. Gary Dunbar, left, accepted the Bruce T. Wallace Award from Tom Padilla, right.

"It really is a symbiotic relationship
that I think is really important for our
future," he said in an interview.
One of those initiatives is Hiring
Our Heroes, which was established
by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Foundation in 2011. Frank Pulley
is a retired Marine Corps sergeant
major who serves as a consultant
and adviser for the program. He said
that his company, Military Veteran
Solutions, has been able to assist
even more people since affiliating
with the initiative.
In fact, Hiring Our Heroes has held
more than 900 events in the U.S. and
overseas and has confirmed that
25,000 veterans and their spouses
have been hired as a result of such
events, Pulley said.
One resource is the foundation's
Employer Roadmap, a digital tool that
identifies veterans and whether they

might meet the experience requirements for a particular job, he said.
Such efforts aim to bridge the gap
that exists between veterans and
civilian companies as less than 1%
of people in the U.S. have served in
the military.
"There's a rhythm, a cycle, a structure" in the military, "and then you
get out and you're dealing with civilian employers. Even though we're
speaking English, there's a language
barrier," he said.
Pulley and Buss both suggested
that businesses can assign mentors
to veterans they hire, ideally if the
mentor is also a veteran, in order
to maintain the teamwork and personal bonds that veterans know
from their military service. Buss
hopes that, after NASBP's Annual
Meeting, members who attended will
return home and make efforts to help

veterans find jobs, even if they are not
hiring directly.
"This is a very broad group, very
representative of every part of the
country," he said of NASBP.
Pulley said the ultimate goal is
to reduce unemployment, underemployment and homelessness
among veterans to avoid not just
an economic problem, but also a
national security concern. The military is an all-volunteer force, and the
reason it has been successful is that
the country has helped care for soldiers after their service concludes,
he said.
"What we're really talking about
here is giving our veterans a hand up
and not a handout," he said.
For more information about
Hiring Our Heroes, visit http://www.
uschamberfoundation.org/hiringour-heroes.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015

NASBP Upcoming Meetings & Events
2015-2016 NASBP Executive Committee
From the CEO - There is Poetry in Surety Claims, Surely
Practical Insights: What You Need to Know - Hiding in Plain Sight: Specifications as a Source of Risk
Profile: President Susan Hecker
Developing Your Leadership Vision
Liability Issues - Can Public Owners be Held Liable to Subcontractors and Suppliers for Failure to Require General Contractors to Obtain Required Payment Bond?
An Introduction to Probate Bonds
Class Act - Surety Team’s Cooperative Efforts Enable School to Open on Time
NASBP’s Attorney Advisory Council - Participants Opine on Current Risk Management Challenges and Business Opportunities
The AIA Describes Updated and Expanded Design-Build Documents Family
Contractor Practices That may Result in Construction Claims to Recover for Delays and increased Costs
NASBP Annual Meeting Speakers - Veterans can benefit private sector, but need help finding jobs
Index to Advertisers
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - cover1
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 6
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 2015-2016 NASBP Executive Committee
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - From the CEO - There is Poetry in Surety Claims, Surely
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 9
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - Practical Insights: What You Need to Know - Hiding in Plain Sight: Specifications as a Source of Risk
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 11
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - Profile: President Susan Hecker
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 13
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - Developing Your Leadership Vision
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 15
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - Liability Issues - Can Public Owners be Held Liable to Subcontractors and Suppliers for Failure to Require General Contractors to Obtain Required Payment Bond?
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 21
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - An Introduction to Probate Bonds
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - Class Act - Surety Team’s Cooperative Efforts Enable School to Open on Time
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 29
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - NASBP’s Attorney Advisory Council - Participants Opine on Current Risk Management Challenges and Business Opportunities
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 31
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - The AIA Describes Updated and Expanded Design-Build Documents Family
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - 33
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - Contractor Practices That may Result in Construction Claims to Recover for Delays and increased Costs
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - NASBP Annual Meeting Speakers - Veterans can benefit private sector, but need help finding jobs
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Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - Index to Advertisers
Surety Bond Quarterly - Summer 2015 - cover3
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