Former Secretary of State Colin Powell to Deliver CUNA GAC Keynote

According to CUNA, former Secretary of State and retired Army Gen. Colin Powell will deliver the Tuesday session keynote address at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference on Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C. Powell joins an already-impressive roster that includes legendary broadcast journalist Bob Scheiffer.

“What can you possibly say about Gen. Powell that hasn’t already been said?,” stated CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle. “He’s a hero, a statesman, a man of character and a pivotal figure in our country’s last half-century. I’m honored to welcome him at CUNA GAC and I’m certain that his insights into leadership will be deeply valued by all in attendance.”

Between his time as a soldier and a diplomat, Powell has served the United States in various capacities for nearly six decades. He holds the distinction of being the first African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in 2001 became the first to serve as secretary of state.

Powell has authored two bestselling books and received dozens of awards, including two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the Liberty Medal, the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award and an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.

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