Monday Keynote

65th Annual State Conference


8:00 – 9:00 aM
Redbird C


Our Monday morning opening keynote will feature former United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Secretary LaHood will talk about his years of public service experience as a congressman and during his tenure in the Department of Transportation. He will enlighten attendees on how each of us, as public servants, can work to make a difference in our communities and local government offices.


About Secretary LaHood:

Raymond H. "Ray" LaHood is an American politician who served as the 16th Department of Transportation Secretary from 2009 to 2013 and quickly became known as a bipartisan leader and skilled conciliator in a highly partisan environment. A Republican from Illinois, LaHood represented Illinois's 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2009. With a 36-year career in public service, Secretary LaHood has extensive experience on major national policy issues, among them transportation and infrastructure. In 2015, LaHood's book, Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics, coauthored with Frank H. Mackaman of The Dirksen Congressional Center, was published by Cambria Press.

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Special Note:

The opening keynote is included with your conference registration. Attendees must be present to earn 15 CE hours over Monday and Tuesday.

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