EVENT RECAP: DES Leadership Summit

The Coalition and the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services partnered to present at The New DES Leadership Summit in Phoenix. The event was attended by 350 DES leaders from all programs and departments.

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Over 350 DES leaders attended (photo from DES)

The focus of the presentation was the important role that DES has in supporting service members, veterans and their families throughout Arizona, both as an employer and as the administrator of dozens of benefits and safety net programs. The ACMF training team had two volunteers illustrate some of the challenges service members may encounter.

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The ACMF training team of Kelly Anne Beck and Mario Aguirre help two volunteers gear up for a training demo as part of the ACMF/ADVS presentation (photo from DES).

Thomas Winkel, Director of Community Engagement, and Col (Ret.) Wanda Wright, Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services presented.

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Thomas Winkel, ACMF Director of Community Engagement, Col (Ret.) Wanda Wright, Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services & Timothy Jeffries, Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (photo from DES).

While the Coalition has worked closely with several DES programs for years, our team looks forward to partnering even more closely to strengthen support for all those who serve and their families.

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