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Beyond Partisanship: A New Perspective with No Labels

No Labels
Wed Apr 24

Beyond Partisanship: A New Perspective with No Labels

No Labels
Wed Apr 24

Beyond Partisanship: A New Perspective with No Labels

Featuring former City of Dallas Mayors Tom Leppert and Mike Rawlings

Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CT
No Labels

In our current political climate, it seems divisions are only growing. As we approach a Trump vs. Biden rematch, polls show many Americans would rather have neither candidate. No Labels, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) social welfare organization which has established political parties in several states, wants to give Americans a third option on the ballet. No Labels was established in 2010 to “speak truth to partisanship” and “find areas of common ground so we can move the country forward.” The group is dedicated to the unity of the U.S. and the ideals of George Washington, who warned of the dangers of political parties. Since its creation, No Labels has yet to name a presidential candidate, however 2024 may be the year.

Note: Parking for this event is not included. Parking is self-pay ($18 parking, $36 valet) at the Hilton Anatole.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Tom Leppert

Tom Leppert has a distinguished record of accomplishment that includes high profile, leadership positions in both the private and public sector, including Chairman/CEO of The Turner Corporation, the nation’s largest general building company, CEO of Kaplan, Inc., the global multi-billion-dollar educational services company, CEO of Castle & Cooke Properties and Vice Chairman of Pacific Century Financial Corp. and Bank of Hawaii. Earlier, he was a Principal with McKinsey & Co. From 2007-2011, he was the elected Mayor of Dallas. He made the city a national focal point in the areas of public safety, economic development, education, and the environment. Leppert served as a White House Fellow in 1984, in both the White House Office of Policy Development and Department of the Treasury. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He has also received several Honorary Doctorate degrees. He has served on a wide range of corporate boards on three continents. Currently, he is board chair of Austin Industries and serves on the boards of Fluor Corp., Dallas Theological Seminary, Claremont McKenna College, and the NACD North Texas Chapter. He also serves on the Executive Board of the SMU Lyle School of Engineering, the Advisory Board of Cerity Partners and is co-leader of the Brain Health Project at the Center for Brain Health. Leppert is a noted speaker and has appeared regularly in the media. He has been recognized nationally for his leadership, including “CEO of the Year” by D Magazine, the “Texas Businessman of the Year” by the Texas Association of Business, “Outstanding Director of the Year 2020” award from the Dallas Business Journal, the “George Benson Distinguished Alumni Award” by Claremont McKenna College, the “Torch of Conscience Award” from American Jewish Congress, the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award from Dallas Baptist University, “The Global Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership” from Global Green and the “Father of the Year” recipient in Dallas (2010) . He has also been inducted into the “Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame” and the “Dallas Business Hall of Fame”.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Mike Rawlings Headshot

The Honorable Mike Rawlings was the longest serving Mayor of Dallas (2011-2019) in over 50 years. Rawlings is a founding partner of CIC Partners, its current vice-chairman, and has been with the firm since its inception in 2004. He is a graduate of Boston College. Mike Rawlings is a recipient of the H. Neil Mallon Award, presented by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth in 2019, where the Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture series was first announced.

  • About the event

    In our current political climate, it seems divisions are only growing. As we approach a Trump vs. Biden rematch, polls show many Americans would rather have neither candidate. No Labels, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) social welfare organization which has established political parties in several states, wants to give Americans a third option on the ballet. No Labels was established in 2010 to “speak truth to partisanship” and “find areas of common ground so we can move the country forward.” The group is dedicated to the unity of the U.S. and the ideals of George Washington, who warned of the dangers of political parties. Since its creation, No Labels has yet to name a presidential candidate, however 2024 may be the year.

    Note: Parking for this event is not included. Parking is self-pay ($18 parking, $36 valet) at the Hilton Anatole.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Tom Leppert

    Tom Leppert has a distinguished record of accomplishment that includes high profile, leadership positions in both the private and public sector, including Chairman/CEO of The Turner Corporation, the nation’s largest general building company, CEO of Kaplan, Inc., the global multi-billion-dollar educational services company, CEO of Castle & Cooke Properties and Vice Chairman of Pacific Century Financial Corp. and Bank of Hawaii. Earlier, he was a Principal with McKinsey & Co. From 2007-2011, he was the elected Mayor of Dallas. He made the city a national focal point in the areas of public safety, economic development, education, and the environment. Leppert served as a White House Fellow in 1984, in both the White House Office of Policy Development and Department of the Treasury. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He has also received several Honorary Doctorate degrees. He has served on a wide range of corporate boards on three continents. Currently, he is board chair of Austin Industries and serves on the boards of Fluor Corp., Dallas Theological Seminary, Claremont McKenna College, and the NACD North Texas Chapter. He also serves on the Executive Board of the SMU Lyle School of Engineering, the Advisory Board of Cerity Partners and is co-leader of the Brain Health Project at the Center for Brain Health. Leppert is a noted speaker and has appeared regularly in the media. He has been recognized nationally for his leadership, including “CEO of the Year” by D Magazine, the “Texas Businessman of the Year” by the Texas Association of Business, “Outstanding Director of the Year 2020” award from the Dallas Business Journal, the “George Benson Distinguished Alumni Award” by Claremont McKenna College, the “Torch of Conscience Award” from American Jewish Congress, the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award from Dallas Baptist University, “The Global Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership” from Global Green and the “Father of the Year” recipient in Dallas (2010) . He has also been inducted into the “Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame” and the “Dallas Business Hall of Fame”.

    ABOUT THE MODERATOR

    Mike Rawlings Headshot

    The Honorable Mike Rawlings was the longest serving Mayor of Dallas (2011-2019) in over 50 years. Rawlings is a founding partner of CIC Partners, its current vice-chairman, and has been with the firm since its inception in 2004. He is a graduate of Boston College. Mike Rawlings is a recipient of the H. Neil Mallon Award, presented by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth in 2019, where the Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture series was first announced.

This event is in support of EarthX2024 Congress of Conferences. Held April 22-26 at the Hilton Anatole.