CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Speaker of the House John Boehner will be the featured speaker at the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) 2016 Executive Speaker Forum on Monday, November 21 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Award-winning foreign correspondent Lara Logan will serve as moderator.
A former small businessman, Boehner served as the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Boehner was the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving from 1991 to 2015.
Boehner's reputation as a reformer grew as he helped craft the Contract with America and fought for the first balanced budget in a generation. As Chairman of the Education & the Workforce Committee, he wrote legislation to expand school choice, strengthen America's pension system, and reduce government spending. As Republican Leader, he led the opposition to legislation such as "cap and trade" and the Affordable Care Act while also promoting alternative solutions to the challenges facing American families.
On January 5, 2011, Boehner's colleagues elected him to serve as Speaker of the House for the 112th Congress. Armed with the Pledge to America – a new governing agenda that reflects the priorities of the American people – Speaker Boehner focused on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth, cutting government spending, reforming Congress, and rebuilding the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington.
Boehner's almost nine years as the Republican leader in the House (four years as Minority Leader and nearly five years as Speaker) was one of the longest consecutive tenures for a Republican leader in the House.
In September 2016 of this year, Boehner joined Squire Patton Boggs, one of the world's largest law and public policy firms, as Senior Strategic Advisor.
Lara Logan is among the world's best foreign correspondents known for her reporting from war zones. She currently reports for 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes Sports and is co-host of the CBS News special broadcast Person to Person.
"We're honored to have such distinguished guests at our annual event," says Chicago/Midwest TMA President Michael Egan. "We are interested in the insights Speaker Boehner can provide as an experienced Washington voice on the election results, its effect on the economy and resulting impacts for our country and our industry."
The 2016 Executive Speaker Forum will begin at 5 p.m. with a VIP Reception. A formal, sit-down dinner starts at 6:30 during which Logan will lead a discussion with Speaker Boehner. A VIP dessert reception follows at 8:30. Individual tickets and table package options are available, including events table for $9,000 and a corporate table for $5,000. Individual tickets can be purchased by members for $300 each, or two for $550. Cost is $400 for nonmembers.
Chicago/Midwest TMA thanks its premier sponsors, Keynote Table Sponsor Conway Mackenzie and Moderator Table Sponsor Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Launched in 2009, the Executive Speaker Forum has featured internationally prominent speakers including former Secretaries of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates and Leon Edward Panetta, former Gov. Mitt Romney, Timothy Geithner, former Secretary of the Treasury (2009-2013), former President George W. Bush, former Prime Minister of England Tony Blair, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of the Treasury and chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, the Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. More than 500 people are expected to attend this year's forum.
For more information or to register to attend please visit http://www.tmachicagomidwest.org.
About TMA Chicago/Midwest
The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The Turnaround Management Association is one of the largest chapters of the only international nonprofit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Incorporated in 1991, the award-winning Chicago/Midwest Chapter is celebrating its 25th year of serving its community. Its active membership participates in more than 30 events annually, including educational workshops, networking programs, forums, and conferences. For more information about the organization and membership, visit http://www.tmachicagomidwest.org.
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