I am thrilled to announce that former Hewlett Packard CEO and current Chair of the American Conservative Union Foundation Carly Fiorina and former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu will serve as the keynote speakers for the Saturday night reception at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.
With just four days left, make sure to register today at www.NortheastRepublicans.com - I look forward to seeing you in Nashua on Friday!
Chairman, New Hampshire GOP
Carly Fiorina worked her way through undergraduate and graduate school and began her business career as a secretary for a small business. She became the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. She was named Fortune's Most powerful Woman in Business for six consecutive years.
During her tenure at HP, Carly led the reinvention of this legendary company, tripling its rate of innovation, achieving market leadership, transforming its cost structure and accelerating growth.
Despite controversy and opposition, she successfully acquired and integrated Compaq Computer, in what is now seen as the most successful high-tech merger in history. Under her leadership, HP doubled in revenues to $88 Billion and generated 11 patents a day, with significantly improved profitability and cash flow. HP became a leader in every product category and market segment in which it competed.
Carly currently serves as Chairman of Good360, the world's largest product philanthropy organization. She is one of the most recognized business leaders in the world and an opinion leader who champions innovation, education, entrepreneurship, and job creation. She provides regular commentary on these topics and more for both broadcast and print media. She also is an outspoken advocate for leveraging women as a resource to solve our most pressing problems. She is the founder of the One Woman Initiative and now serves as a Global Ambassador for Opportunity International.
Carly is politically active and encourages others to be the same. She ran for the Senate in 2010 and has served as Victory Chair for John McCain and a co-chair for Mitt Romney. She is also engaged in national policy formulation, serving as a Senior Advisor for the Center of Strategic and International Studies where she is also a Co-Chair for US Leadership in Development. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Initiative for Global Development. She is a founding supporter of the African Leadership Academy.
She has also served on the Defense Business Board, as the Chairman of the CIA's External Advisory Board and on the Advisory Group for Transformational Diplomacy for the Department of State. She has been a member of the Boards of Kellogg Company, Cisco Systems, Merck and Taiwan Semiconductor.
Carly earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science in Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a cancer survivor who openly tells her story. She and her husband Frank live in Virginia. They have a daughter and two granddaughters.
Governor John Sununu was born in Havana, Cuba. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor's degree in 1961, a master's degree in 1962, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1966. He was a mechanical engineering professor at Tufts University from 1966 to 1968 and associate dean of the College of Engineering until 1973. From 1963 until his election as governor, he served as president of JHS Engineering Company and Thermal Research Inc. He represented Salem in the New Hampshire State Legislature from 1973-1974.
He became New Hampshire's 75th Chief Executive on January 6, 1983, and served three consecutive terms. Sununu served on the Advisory Board of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT from 1984-1989. On January 21, 1989, Governor Sununu was commissioned Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush, serving in the White House until March 1, 1992.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers' Committee on Public Engineering Policy and has served as a member of the President's Council on Environmental Quality Advisory Committee. Sununu chaired the National Governors Association, the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, and the Republican Governors Association. From 1992 until 1998, he co-hosted CNN's nightly Crossfire program, a news/public affairs discussion program. He is president of JHS Associates, Ltd. and a partner in Trinity International Partners, a private financial firm. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Tickets for the conference start at $75 and are available at: www.northeastrepublicans.com.