Bill Hoffman, member services manager for the Syracuse VA Medical Center, will speak at the Thursday, Feb. 17, meeting of the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP). Hoffman will discuss programs that are available to veterans, as well as soldiers returning from active military service. The program is free and open to the public. IRP meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville.

Hoffman oversees three departments, including the Veteran Service Center, centralized scheduling and transportation. Additionally, he serves as the outreach coordinator for the medical center and the network of facilities throughout Central New York. He serves on the Onondaga County Veterans Advisory Board and the Onondaga County Community College Veterans Advisory Committee. Prior to coming to the Syracuse VA, Hoffman worked for several private sector companies over an 18-year career in sales, marketing and consulting. He is a United States Air Force Veteran and a graduate of Empire State College.

For more information on this program, call University College at (315) 443-4846.