Conference Speaker

Erica Courtney


Erica G. Courtney is U.S. Army veteran having served in 14-years active duty in various positions to include; military police, scout helicopter pilot and paratrooper. As a trailblazer, she graduated number one in her cadet class, was part of the first group of women to go Cavalry and the first to graduate the Advanced Armor Cavalry Course.  She continues to serve as a Reservist on the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a NATO certified Gender Advisor. Erica has owned two companies for over ten years focused on doing business with the government and logistics. In addition to her professional career, she is heavily involved in women and veteran advocacy efforts having chaired Boards, Committees and holds public office as an appointed Commissioner in California representing approximately 20M women and girls. She is also a co-founder of Zulu Time, Inc., a veteran transition center focused on community integration ultimately providing the veteran a livelihood and purpose.  She holds a B.A. in Communications and an Executive MBA.  Erica has received numerous awards as a military officer, business owner and change-maker. More at