WCD Tampa – Virtual Event – October 7, 5pm ET
WCD Tampa is excited to feature two great speakers for a lively discussion of the upcoming presidential election. The meeting will occur after the first presidential debate, and we look forward to hearing everyone’s reactions to the debate as well as discussing potential outcomes from the election and its impact on 2021 and beyond.
Kathleen Shanahan is an influential Tampa business woman who correctly predicted Donald Trump’s win in early 2016, and was named by Newsmax as one of the 50 most influential Republican women. She has a long and distinguished background in politics and public service and has held several federal and state public policy positions, including chief of staff for Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chief of staff to Vice President-elect Dick Cheney, deputy secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency for Gov. Wilson, special assistant to then Vice President George Bush, and staff assistant on President Reagan's National Security Council. Her day job is Co-CEO of Turtle & Hughes a family owned electrical distribution company with divisions of integrated supply and technical services based in Linden, New Jersey. She currently serves on the following boards: GLDD (NYSE), HQI (NASDAQ), Lumina Analytics (Private), PRISM (Private), FHP (Private), Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and is a member of WCD and the International Women’s Forum.
Susan MacManus, PhD, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, recently retired from a 30-year career at USF. She is one of the most widely quoted people on Florida politics in the country, often talking about the fast-changing demographics of Florida’s population, the political leanings of different segments, and why Florida is the nation’s premier swing state. From 1998 to 2015, she served as political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8 (Tampa’s NBC affiliate). Since 2016, she has been the political analyst for ABC Action News (Tampa’s ABC affiliate). MacManus has authored or co-authored numerous books, including Florida’s Minority Trailblazers: The Men and Women Who Changed the Face of Florida Government, Politics in Florida, Young v. Old: Generational Combat in the 21st Century, and Targeting Senior Voters.
We hope you can join us, and we encourage you to invite board colleagues and friends who are not yet WCD members but might be future candidates. It is an intimate and exclusive event by invitation only for public or large private company board members to meet and exchange ideas, and there is no charge for WCD members or their guests.
Date: Wednesday October 7, 2020
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pM ET
Location: Zoom Meeting
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99393202735?pwd=ZDhqbkZLcGFJQmZWbGF5UlBLc0tVZz09
Meeting ID: 993 9320 2735
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If you have any questions about the event, please contact Deborah Ellinger (email@example.com, Lori Nissen (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Trish Wint (email@example.com)