WASHINGTON (11/4/13)--The first speaker booked for the Credit Union National Association's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference will be one of the highest profile speakers ever hosted by the event: Madeleine Albright, one of the highest ranking women in U.S. government history, will present the keynote address at this year's GAC.
"Albright has made countless contributions to the nation's international presence as Secretary of State and in her other roles. Her remarkable story and experience will make an impact on the GAC stage," CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said. "It's a tremendous honor to welcome Dr. Albright to this year's GAC speaker lineup," he added.
Albright currently chairs Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management LLC. She is a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Her storied career includes:
- Serving as U.S. Secretary of State and as a cabinet member under President Bill Clinton;
- Serving as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations;
- Receiving the U.S. Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Barack Obama; and
- Authoring five New York Times best-sellers, including her most recent book, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance andWar, 1937-1948.
The 2014 GAC, set for Feb. 23 through 27 in Washington, D.C., is the credit union movement's premiere political event. The GAC gathers more than 4,000 credit union decision-makers in the nation's capital to hear from influential leaders and guide the credit union movement in building and maintaining America's trust.
This year, the GAC will embrace the shared strategic vision of credit unions nationwide, Unite for Good, and bring the credit union message directly to the legislators and policymakers on Capitol Hill.
To register for the 2014 GAC, use the resource link.