Where: Spokane Club Downtown
Presenter: Colonel (Retired) Matt Klimow
Program: Human Excellence in the Face of Crisis
When: September 20
3:30 2 PDU Pre Dinner sessions - More details to come soon!
5:30 Check in and networking
6:00 Dinner is served
6:15 Chapter announcements
6:30-7:30 Keynote Speaker
Human Excellence in the Face of Crisis
How a crisis can make you shine... if you're prepared to help
In the dark, harrowing hours of a crisis, a glimpse of excellence often shines through! Colonel (retired) Matt Klimow will recount his experience in the Pentagon on 9-11, where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.He will bring you into the National Military Command Center where a handful of our nation’s leaders wrestled to respond to the coordinated terrorist attacks.
During this powerful presentation Colonel Klimow will explore project management through the lens of planning, decision-making, instincts and courage that define human excellence in the face of unthinkable crisis!
The lessons about the power and impact of professional preparation you will hear are born from real world experience on a day that will never be forgotten. Colonel Klimow will share insight encapsulated into best practices that can help you move your career to where it should be!
This is a once-in-a-lifetime presentation you will never forget! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.
The Spokane Club is located at 1002 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Matthew S. Klimow is a distinguished soldier-statesman who served his country both in uniform and as a diplomat. He is currently a senior advisor at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. and a member of the career Senior Executive Service.
His previous service includes being Deputy Assistant Secretary General of NATO in Brussels, Belgium where he oversaw transition planning for the new 44-acre NATO headquarters, the largest public works project in Europe. He also held diplomatic assignments that include Executive Director of the Bureau of Consular Affairs and the Bureau of Administration.
While in uniform, Colonel (retired) Klimow served in assignments that include the White House Special Advisor to the Vice President of the United States, Military Advisor to the Secretary of State, and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He commanded troops at the battalion and brigade level and was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s 3rd highest award for valor in combat. Colonel Klimow is a West Point graduate, where he was captain of the West Point Marathon Team. He is married to Major (retired) Edie Gunnels and has one son who is a government attorney.