Suffolk Hosts ‘Fireside Chat’

(l-r): Jack Hammond, John Fish, and Jay Tangney

Boston – Suffolk’s Veteran Business Resource Group (BRG) recently hosted a “fireside chat” with Suffolk chairman and CEO, John Fish, and Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond, executive director of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program.

(l-r): John Fish, Jack Hammond, and Jay Tangney

The conversation was held on May 10 at the company’s headquarters in Boston, and was moderated by Suffolk executive vice president and general counsel, Jay Tangney, a former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and judge advocate.

Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for veterans of all eras, service members, military families and families of the fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. The fireside chat covered a range of topics including innovation, leadership, and the parallels between the military and the construction industry.

Suffolk’s “fireside chat”

More than 70 U.S. military veterans are employed at Suffolk, with all service branches represented from different wars including Vietnam to Afghanistan. The BRG is an internal network for Suffolk’s veterans, making it possible for them to meet frequently, plan special events to gather their full veteran community, and volunteer with local veteran organizations like Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. The group has also provided veterans a safe space to support each other, assist with personal matters and provide career advice.