Browse Month

August 2020

Dr. Christian Coppeneur-Gülz

Dr. Christian Coppeneur-Gülz is the leading German author, inventor and entrepreneur, whose application of AI to event marketing (trade shows) has transformed the German industry and positioned the fast-rising young entrepreneur as a thought leader in digitizing of marketing practices. Through acquisitions and creative technologies, he turned a small boutique firm into a major player on the German industrial stage. He has published three books and is a sought-after lecturer throughout Europe. 

There is one more aspect to Dr. Coppeneur-Gulz’ resume that brings us to tonight’s appearance. It is his unique perspective on the relations between American and German business worlds. In addition to his German doctorate, he also holds his MBA from the University of Southern California.

W. Terry Howell, Ed.D, Co-Author of Healthcare is Killing US, Chief Executive Officer of Skye Solutions, LLC

Terry Howell is an author, speaker and highly accomplished senior organizational effectiveness executive with a proven track record in all aspects of organizational development, including executive coaching, assessment, prioritization, strategy development, alignment, change management and process, to practice implementation, and sustainment. 

Tim Hugo, Former Chairman, Republican Caucus, Virginia House of Delegates

Tim Hugo is a lifelong Virginian and 30 year resident of Fairfax County. Tim served as the President of CapNet – a technology association dedicated to educating and electing public officials who recognized the concerns of the technology community. He has also served as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Tim worked closely with the Chairman on groundbreaking national transportation legislation (“TEA-21’’). During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush, he was the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.

Raynard Jackson, President and CEO, Raynard Jackson &Associates, LLC

Raynard Jackson is President and CEO of Raynard Jackson &Associates, LLC— a government/public relations and political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He has a proven record of balancing public policy with fundamental freedoms associated with a free-market, capitalistic society. Jackson also hosted a nationally syndicated radio show on XM/Sirius with Radio One (the largest owner of Black radio stations in the U.S.).

Jackson is a native of St. Louis, MO, and is one of the most sought-after conservative speakers in America. He is also a frequent public speaker to college students, political & business groups churches, etc. His views are frequently heard on radio and TV shows. He has written and been quoted in hundreds of newspapers from across the country. He has done extensive travel and work throughout Africa and has proven to be a true friend of Africa.

 

Chris Kettner, Radio Show Host, The Specialist Radio Hour

Chris Kettner, aka “The Specialist”, is a professional speech trainer, sales and management trainer, published book author, and host of a national daily radio show, The Specialist Radio Hour on WYRM 1110 Radio in Norfolk, Virginia (9am-12pm Monday through Friday).  “The Specialist” is also the official Speech and Presentation Trainer for the Republican Party of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and he has worked with sitting U.S. Congressmen, members of City Council, State Representative candidates, Brigadier Generals, Naval Captains, Commanders, Navy Seals, and many others.

George C. Landrith, President, Frontiers of Freedom

Since 1998, George Landrith has served as the President and CEO of Frontiers of Freedom – a public policy think tank devoted to promoting a strong national defense, free markets, individual liberty, and constitutionally limited government.  Frontiers of Freedom is recognized as a national leader on many of the most important issues facing America today – including national security and defense, constitutional freedoms, market-based environmental solutions, energy, tax reform, property rights, and regulatory reform.

 

The Honorable Bob Livingston, Former U.S. House Representative (R-La.)

Robert L. Livingston was elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1977 – the first Republican to represent Louisiana’s First Congressional District in 102 years. He was re-elected to eleven successive two-year terms, rising in the ranks to become the chairman of the prominent House Ways and Means Committee.  In 1998, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Speaker-designate for the 106th Congress but resigned for personal reasons. 

 

Following his departure from Congress in February 1999, Mr. Livingston established a successful lobbying firm known as The Livingston Group in Washington, DC and in New Orleans, LA.    His memoir, The Windmill Chaser, is receiving enthusiastic acclaim.

 

Marc Marano, Publisher of the Award-Winning ClimateDepot.com

Marc Morano is the publisher of the award-winning ClimateDepot.com, a global warming and eco-news center founded in 2009. Prior to Climate Depot, Morano served for three years as a senior advisor, speechwriter, and climate researcher for U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and managed the award-winning communication operations of the GOP side of the EPW Committee. Morano joined the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as the majority Communications Director in June 2006 after a decade and a half as a working journalist, documentary maker, radio talk show host, and national television correspondent. 

 

Col. Peter Mansoor (ret.)

Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at The Ohio State University, a joint appointment between the Department of History and the Mershon Center. He assumed this position in September 2008 after a 26-year career in the U.S. Army that culminated in his service in Iraq as the executive officer to Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of Multi-National Force-Iraq, during the period of the surge in 2007-08. He has written a history of this experience, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War (Yale University Press, 2014), which was a finalist for the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History in 2013.

Mansoor is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha Theta. His research interests include modern U.S. military history, World War II, the Iraq War, and counterinsurgency warfare.