Arlington, Va. – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) will deliver the keynote address during the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting. Boehner will speak during the NACDS Annual Meeting’s Business Program, on Sunday, April 17 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Not only does he bring insights on recent policy and political battles that are making this a highly unique time in American history, but he also has the benefit of significant context by serving in Congress for 25 years.
A former small businessman, John Boehner served as the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for nearly five years during which he led the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable federal government. Boehner was elected to the U.S. House in 1990 and served the people of Ohio’s 8th Congressional District for nearly 25 years.
“It’s an honor to have former Speaker Boehner address the NACDS Annual Meeting, just a few months after his high-profile decision to move on from the U.S. Congress. This is exactly what we mean when we say that NACDS provides meeting attendees with timely and relevant insights from those most qualified to deliver them,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “Not only does he bring insights on recent policy and political battles that are making this a highly unique time in American history, but he also has the benefit of significant context by serving in Congress for 25 years. This is going to be a compelling Business Program and part of a truly must-attend NACDS Annual Meeting.”
During his tenure, Boehner took a strong stand against pork-barrel spending and, as part of the reform-minded “Gang of Seven,” forced the closure of the scandal-ridden House Bank and House Post Office. His reputation as a reformer grew as he worked alongside then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), helping to craft the historic Contract with America in 1994, and helped lead the effort to enact the first balanced federal budget in a generation.
Boehner also served as Chairman of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce, and wrote legislation to expand school choice, strengthen America’s pension system, and reform the federal education bureaucracy to demand results for students and parents.
Elected as House Majority Leader in 2006, Boehner was chosen to become House Republican Leader later that year. He became Speaker of the House in 2011, and focused on an agenda of removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth, addressing the nation’s debt and helping to restore confidence between Americans and their elected officials in Washington, DC.
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