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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Leading the Charge" with guest speaker General Tony Zinni (Ret.)

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA , 23462

"Leading the Charge" with guest speaker General Tony Zinni (Ret.), Former Commander in Chief of CENTCOM and special envoy to the Middle East

Join WTS HRC for its Professional Speaker Series Luncheon


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (registration begins at 11:30 a.m.)

Members-Only Book Signing Event immediately following luncheon

Register Here:

WTS April Professional Speaker Luncheon

$20 Members/$35 Non-members Free for Students* *Students who are currently pursuing a degree in engineering, surveying or other highway industry fields from a university, college or technical school may attend for free! Simply email us at wts.hrc@gmail.com to let us know to expect you

Gen. Anthony (Tony) C. Zinni, is a retired four-star United States Marine Corps general. He served his country in numerous diplomatic roles, as the U.S. special envoy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority and in missions to Pakistan, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia. General Zinni retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000, after a distinguished 39-year career that took him to over 70 countries in many command assignments. In his final tour of duty, from 1997 to 2000, he was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

In his military career General Zinni earned 23 personal awards and 37 unit, service, and campaign awards. General Zinni joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1961 and was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant in 1965, after completing his undergraduate degree in economics at Villanova University. He earned graduate degrees in international relations from Salve Regina University and in management and supervision from Central Michigan University. General Zinni has been awarded honorary doctorates from Villanova University; the College of William and Mary and the Maine Maritime Academy.

He has held academic positions that include the Stanley Chair in Ethics at the Virginia Military Institute; the Nimitz Chair at the University of California, Berkeley; the Hofheimer Chair at the Joint Forces Staff College; the Harriman Professor of Government Chair and membership on the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary; selection as a Carter O. Lowance Fellow in Law and Public Policy at the William and Mary Law School; and Professor of Military Science at Old Dominion University. He has also lectured at numerous colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.

General Zinni is a Director of Michael Baker International. He currently serves on numerous boards including Sotherly Hotels, Inc. and BAE Systems, where he previously served as Chairman and acting CEO. In addition, he has served as Executive Vice President of DynCorp International and President of International Operations for MIC Industries. He has held positions on several boards of directors and advisors of major companies in the fields of engineering design, government services, manufacturing, telecommunications, electronics, hospitality and hotels, defense industries, software development, financial services, shipbuilding, mining, cyber security, film making, energy, and capital investment. He has also had his own consulting business working with companies in strategic planning, business development, international marketing, customer relations, communications, and leadership development.

General Zinni has co-authored a New York Times Best seller book on his career with Tom Clancy entitled “Battle Ready” and a foreign policy book entitled “The Battle For Peace” that was also a New York Times Best Seller and a Foreign Affairs Bestseller. He has written a book on leadership, “Leading the Charge,” published in 2009, and a national security policy book, “Before the First Shots are Fired,” published in 2014.

General Zinni has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline and Charlie Rose, among others.    

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