A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Hampton Roads MSEEZ

On October 10, 2018, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in collaboration with the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, launched the Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Established to connect military spouses with companies committed to hiring, MSEEZ are collaborative efforts among the local business, civic, and military communities that establish employment networks in municipalities around the country.

Pillar Industries for Hampton Roads

  • Education
    Chairs: Cory Lotspeich & Jose Roman, Regent University; Robert Clark, Old Dominion University
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Retail
    Chairs: Jack McCarthy, Carmax; Micki Knott, Coastal Hospitality Associates
  • Defense, Cyber & IT
    Chairs: Georgina Young, Booze Allen Hamilton; Anabelle Palacios-Haftel, Wittenberg Weiner Consulting
  • Professional Services
    Chairs: Mark Johnson & Toni Philpott, Suntrust; TBD, Capital One
  • Maritime Manufacturing
    Chair: Sultan Camp, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Healthcare
    Chairs: Andrea Arnett, Sentara; Katie Ross, Mental Health Professional


Featured Local Resources for Military Spouses

Coming soon!

MSEEZ Playbook

The MSEEZ Playbook is an overview of how the Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones work and the best practices involved.

You'll understand why MSEEZ are important and you can download a worksheet to guide you through the process.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in becoming involved in your local Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone. Collectively, we will work to break down the barriers to identifying meaningful career opportunities for military families.

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A Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation