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Wednesday, March 2 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Evening Keynote: Fireside Chat w/ Chef Geoff Cole

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Defense Week is excited to announce a special in-person Keynote Evening Summit taking place on Wednesday March 2nd at the Nolen Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the Courtyard Marriott in San Diego, California. Please join Defense Week as we present 2 very special keynote speakers whom are successful Military Veteran Entrepreneurs paving the way for other veteran entrepreneurs.

Our 1st keynote speaker Valerie Lavin will be joining us all the way from #centralflorida. Valerie a retired Army First Sergeant and the CEO of her own company Luminary Global. Recently, Valerie was named Bunker Labs Director of Ecosystem Development supporting the 19 communities located to the East of the Mississippi. Valerie is known for her devotion to helping veterans and their families start their own businesses.

Our 2nd keynote speaker, Geoff Cole, is a former Navy Veteran who has leveraged his military experience to become a business mogul with an impressive portfolio of ventures to include a Downtown San Diego Restaurant & Bar Owner, Clothing Manufacturer and Retailer, and DOD Government Contractor providing Food, Facilities Maintenance, and IT Services. In addition to his growing success he also mentors military veterans who are aspiring entrepreneurs.

Opening Remarks & Fireside Chat Moderation will be provided by University of California, San Diego - Rady School of Management Professor and Navy Officer Recruiter LT Julius C. Wiseman III, MSC, USN, ACHE.

Event starts at 4pm with all night complimentary tray pass and open bar. Tickets are only $50. For more information, please visit
Defenseweek.eventbrite.com

Speakers
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Julius Wiseman

Southern California Regional Medical Officer Programs Recruiter/Professor, US Navy Medical Programs/UCSD
Julius Wiseman was born and raised in Southeast San Diego (Skyline). He  joined the Navy under the delayed entry program on April 27, 2001 in San Diego, CA. His Father, and Grandfather served in the U.S. Navy both as enlisted Sailors. He is the oldest of six children and the first... Read More →
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Chef Geoff Cole

CEO, Admirals Experience
Born in Miami, Chef Geoff Cole is no stranger to making magic in the kitchen. With a keen knack for creating dishes many love and crave, Cole has been cooking since he was a child. In 2002, Cole joined the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Belleau Wood where he was able to cultivate his skills as a professional chef and... Read More →


Wednesday March 2, 2022 6:30pm - 7:15pm PST
Nolen Rooftop Bar & Lounge 453 Sixth Ave #7007, San Diego, CA 92101

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