Dallas, 01/06/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Former Governor and Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Headlines Benefit
DALLAS, TX (Jan. 7, 2016) – Former Governor and the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge headlines an all-star discussion panel for the America’s Future Series (AFS) 2016 U.S. Global Competitiveness Summit in Dallas on Jan. 28, 2016. The AFS has announced that proceeds from the event will benefit Transformance Inc., formerly Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas. Both nonprofit organizations teamed up this year to promote financial literacy, leadership and the fostering of self-sustaining communities.
The AFS 2016 U.S. Global Competitiveness Summit is a two-hour benefit event, bringing together prominent leaders and speakers from business, political, technological and social backgrounds to discuss creative solutions for competitiveness in a rapidly changing global economy. The event runs from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, and will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental, located at 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75001.
“The 2016 AFS U.S. Global Competitiveness Summit is an opportunity for business and community members to hear serious dialogue, insight and solutions on critical issues facing our economy on a global scale,” said David Hamilton, founder and president of AFS. “We’ve put together a top-flight group of renowned thought leaders to share their insights and lead our discussion panels, which will include subjects such as productivity, innovation, engagement and performance.”
Members of the AFS 2016 Global Competitiveness Summit Host Committee include:
– Chairman: Sec. Gordon England, former Secretary of the Navy
– Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, executive vice president – 7-Eleven, Inc.
– Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege – chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation
– Ambassador James K. Glassman – chairman, Public Affairs Engagement, Inc.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Richard MacLaren, president and general manager of Unipart Logistics USA. The closing keynote speaker will be The Honorable Governor Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and current CEO of Ridge Global, an international security and risk management firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Panel discussion members include Matthew Rooney, director of economic growth with the George W. Bush Institute; Harold McDowell, CEO of TD Industries; Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin; and Jim Falk, president of the Dallas World Affairs Council. The panel moderator is Lt. Col. Allen West of the National Center for Policy Analysis. The event will be emceed by Scott Murray, formerly of KXAS-TV in Dallas.
The 2016 AFS Global Competitiveness Summit is open to the public. Tickets (breakfast included) are $95 general admission. Proceeds benefit Transformance. To register in advance online, please visit the AFS 2016 Global Competitiveness Summit portal. For more information, visit AFS on the web at www.americas-fs.org or call (972) 342-5504. To visit Transformance on the web, go to www.transformanceusa.org or call 1-800-249-2227.
About Transformance, Inc.
In 2015, the agency will have delivered more than 125,000 consumer interactions through financial counseling, outreach and education. In 2016, the agency expects to serve up to 1 million low-to-moderate income families with transformative financial learning solutions accessible online and through a new mobile app.
Since its founding in 1974 as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, the agency has empowered clients to overcome adversity and attain their financial goals. Services include credit/budget counseling, financial education, housing counseling, individual debt management and bankruptcy counseling. Transformance will:
• Provide a national nonprofit resource dedicated to confidential and professional counseling to assist financially distressed or economically vulnerable families
• Develop and foster community educational programs on family money management, budgeting and the wise use of money and credit
• Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the credit community, employee assistance programs, professional counselors and community-based social service agencies
• Provide opportunities for economic empowerment of low and moderate income families and with a particular focus on at-risk communities such as seniors, military families, veterans, communities of color and single, female-headed households
• Enable good financial knowledge early in life through its focus on education of students (K -12) and their parents through agency strategic partnerships
Transformance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1974, is a United Way Service Provider and a HUD-approved multistate housing counseling and education organization. The agency is formally accredited every four years by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA) to ensure compliance with top industry standards and best practices. The agency has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, with satellite offices in Arlington; Austin; Amarillo; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
To read more about Transformance, Inc., or for an annual report, visit http://www.transformanceusa.org.
About America’s Future Series
America’s Future Series (AFS) is a nonpartisan organization that hosts events featuring prominent business, military, government, educational and other thought leaders with the intent of raising awareness and encouraging dialogue on issues affecting U.S. Global Competitiveness, including health care, energy, education, the economy, the environment, national security, cyber security and technology/innovation.
Various AFS events honor military, support worthy causes and focus on issues critical to improving our nation’s future. Military Family and Veteran Employment Roundtables and Hiring Events help put veterans to work and improve corporate America’s ability to find, attract, assess, hire, onboard, mentor and retain those who have served.
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