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Private cocktail hour, dinner and speech by Steve Emerson, Executive Director, Investigative Project on Terrorism, Saturday September 7, 2013.
Steven Emerson is considered one of the leading authorities on Islamic extremist networks, financing and operations. He serves as the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, one of the world's largest storehouses of archival data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Mr. Emerson and his staff frequently provide briefings to U.S. government and law enforcement agencies, members of Congress and congressional committees, and print and electronic media, both national and international.
Since 9/11, Mr. Emerson has testified before and briefed Congress dozens of times on terrorist financing and operational networks of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and the rest of the worldwide Islamic militant spectrum. Mr. Emerson is the author or co-author of six books on terrorism and national security.
Private cocktail hour, dinner and speech by Daniel Bongino, 2012 Republican nominee for US Senate, Maryland, Saturday October 26, 2013.
Daniel Bongino is a former Secret Service agent and respected New York City Police Officer, residing in Severna Park, Md. Daniel earned a bachelor and master degree from City University of New York. He joined the U.S. Secret Service in 1999. In 2002, he became an instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy in Beltsville, Md. He entered the presidential protection division during President George W. Bush's administration. He remained on protective duty during President Barack Obama's first term.
Daniel won a crowded 10-candidate Republican primary in April 2012 with 34 percent of the vote. Daniel owns Bongino Consulting dealing with Risk Management and Threat Assessment.
Jim DeMint at the Chevy Chase Club
Private cocktail hour, dinner and speech by Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation, Saturday December 7, 2013.
James Warren "Jim" DeMint was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 2005 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leading member in the Tea Party movement.
Former Sen. DeMint succeeded Ed Feulner as President of The Heritage Foundation. DeMint is a principled conservative who worked closely with Heritage during his 14 years of service in Congress. He even credits Heritage with getting him first interested in politics when he was running a small business. DeMint has spent most of his life as an entrepreneur, building and running his own research and marketing firm.
K. Carl Smith
Private cocktail hour, dinner and speech by K. Carl Smith, Founder, Frederick Douglass Republicans, Saturday March 15, 2014.
KCarl captivates and inspires audiences with infectious energy, compassion and satire. He brings his expertise and provides down-to-earth solutions on how the conservative movement can broaden its base. KCarl leaves audiences ready to take action-action which could change the political landscape of America. Tea Party Groups, GOP organizations, collegiate institutions, and faith-based groups alike secure the services of KCarl for his stimulating and enrapturing LIFE-EMPOWERING message.
KCarl holds to his credit, successful completion of both the Airborne and Air-Assault programs while on active duty in the U. S. Army. He is graduate of Alabama A&M University and is the former district leader (AL-7) of Americans for Fair Taxation. In 2009, he was appointed to the Amistad Commission by former Alabama Governor, Bob Riley. He was reappointed to that commission, where he currently serves. Additionally, he was recently appointed to the Affordable Homeowner’s Insurance Commission (AHIC) by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. KCarl appeared on The 700 Club and FOXNews’ Huckabee Show. He was recently interviewed by Ginni Thomas for The Daily Caller.
Private cocktail hour, dinner and speech by Steve Mariotti, Founder, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Saturday May 3, 2014.
Mr. Mariotti is a 2012 inductee into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Bernard A. Goldhirsh Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the New York Enterprise Report's 2012 Founders Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the National Director’s Entrepreneurship Award from the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Association of Education Publishers’ Golden Lamp Award, the ACE/Currie Foundation Humanitarian Venture Award, the USASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year, the CEO Club’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and America’s Top High School Business Teacher. He has been the subject of many national media profiles on programs including ABC Evening News and 20/20. In addition, he is the co-author of 28 books on entrepreneurship that have sold over one million copies. NFTE is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Mariotti has attended The World Economic Forum and has been a frequent speaker at Davos as well as other business forums.
A native son of Michigan, Mr. Mariotti received his B.B.A. in business economics and his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also studied at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Brooklyn College. He started his professional career as a treasury analyst for Ford Motor Company before founding his own company, Mason Import/Export Services.