Monday Keynote

65th Annual State Conference


8:00 – 9:00 aM
Redbird C

Sponsored by Illinois Farm Bureau


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.

Learn More About Secretary LaHood


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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