Donald W. McCarthy Heartland Leadership Forum

We're proud to present 

The Honorable

Richard Armitage

Former U.S. Deputy
Secretary of State

as he discusses

Opportunities and Challenges for the United States in the Western Pacific.

Richard Armitage, is a Distinguished Naval Academy graduate, class of 1967 and served three combat tours with the riverine forces in Vietnam.  He was the 13th Deputy Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. An acknowledged expert in international affairs, he was recently awarded the Department of State Distinguished Service Award and he has been personally recognized by the governments of Thailand, Republic of Korea, Bahrain, Australia, New Zealand, Romania and Pakistan.  He is active in the global marketplace assisting multinational companies in the areas of international business development, strategic planning, and problem-solving.

WHEN:   Thursday, April 19, 2018

TIME:   5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:   McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

ADDRESS:   200 Oak Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

WHO:   Open to the public

COST:   Regular: $90
Active Duty: $45
Student: $65

Registration is now Closed.

Walk-ins are welcome at the door.

University of Minnesota

McNamara Alumni Center
Reception & Dinner

5:30 – 6:30 pm | Registration & Cocktail Hour
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Dinner and Program
8:00 – 8:30 pm | Photo Opportunity with Secretary Armitage

Program The evening includes a cocktail hour with a cash bar, Hors d’Oeuvres, and a three course dinner. There will be a Q&A session after Secretary Armitage’s address followed by an opportunity to take your photo with him. 

Dress Business Casual.   Veterans are welcome to come in uniform if they choose.

Parking Parking is available in the adjacent University Avenue Ramp, connected by tunnel to the
McNamara Alumni Center. For more information on directions, parking and rates, click HERE.

The U.S. Navy plays a significant role in all we do as Americans. Our ships constantly sail the globe, preserve peace, ensure free trade by protecting shipping lanes, and project power when necessary. Working from the international waters of the world’s oceans, America’s global trading partners know and trust the U.S. Navy will be there to maintain stability. It is an honor for us to host such a distinguished national and military leader on such a timely topic. 

Our Heartland Leadership Forum is named in honor of Minnesota’s own Donald W. McCarthy, a graduate with the Naval Academy’s Class of 1944. Don served in both World War II and the Korean War.  He then climbed the corporate leadership ladder with Northern States Power (now Xcel Energy) to become Chairman and CEO. During his illustrious career, Don also led many community organizations that helped to shape the Twin Cities metro area to become the vibrant business and social community it is today.

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