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Panelist Bio


James C. Hou
Hero2Hired, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

James C. Hou is the Employment Coordinator for Louisiana, under the Department of Defense’s Hero2Hired program.

As the Employment Coordinator, Mr. Hou works with Guard and Reserve servicemembers, and veterans and military spouses, to find employment that fits their talents and experiences.

He also conducts outreach with civilian employers to educate on the skillsets of military servicemembers. He has also served in an advisory capacity with Fortune 500 companies as they develop veteran recruitment and retention programs (Apollo Global Management, Starbucks, and Yahoo, among others).

Prior to his current position, Mr. Hou served as the Career Advisor for Tulane University’s MBA program.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctor from Tulane.

He is also a veteran, serving as a combat medic with the Missouri Army National Guard from 2001-2005, and as an officer with the 101st Airborne Division from 2005-2010.

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     06/18 - Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?  (ENCORE)

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?
For decades Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller game. For coastal fishermen, private property rights often unduly restrict access to waters that are considered public in any other state.

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