In May of 2012, an American flag flew over the U.S. Capitol to salute Allstate's newest ERG: Allstate Veterans Engagement Team and Supporters. AVETS brings together veteran employees, spouses, siblings, and supporters to raise awareness of veterans' issues while finding business and career development opportunities for veterans.
Former U.S. Representative Robert Dold (R-IL) presented the flag during the AVETS inauguration in September, attended by employees, Allstate leaders, and local elected officials including State Representative Elaine Nekritz (D-IL).
"The inauguration was the start to all of the good things this group can bring to Allstate and its former and present vets," said AVETS member Dale Milone. "I am very proud to be a veteran and to be part of AVETS."
Today the AVETS flag is displayed at Allstate's home office, and AVETS is now poised to continue making a difference in the lives of Allstate veterans for years to come.
- Participated in RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo 2012.
- Gained 251 members in inaugural year.
- Collaborated with organizations such as the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces, the Hero2Hired
This ERG story appeared in the 2012 ERG Annual Report.