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CCWA: Countdown 2012: U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Featuring David M. Walker, Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former Comptroller General of the U.S.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

David M. Walker Founder is the Founder, President and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI). In this capacity he leads CAI's efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a non-partisan basis to help achieve solutions to America’s federal, state and local fiscal imbalances.

To register, click here or call 216-255-9002.

Admission: Admission: $20 for dues paying members of CCWA, $30 for nonmembers, $10 for full-time students

Previously, Dave served as the seventh Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost ten years (1998-2008). This was one of Dave's three presidential appointments each by different Presidents during his 15 years of total federal service. Dave also has over 20 years of private sector experience, including approximately 10 years as a Partner and Global Managing Director of Human Capital Services for Arthur Andersen LLP.

In addition to his leadership responsibilities at CAI, Dave serves on various boards and advisory groups, as a member of the Boards for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, as well as a member of Advisory Committees for The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Peterson Foundation. He is also a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Public Administration, the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Trilateral Commission.

He has authored three books, with the latest one entitled Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility (2010), which is National Bestseller. He is a frequent writer and media commentator, and is a subject of the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A.

Dave is married to the former Mary Etheredge. They have one son and one daughter and three grandchildren. Dave and Mary reside in Bridgeport, CT.

About COUNTDOWN 2012: Top Six National Security Issues In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is joining the national initiative Top Six National Security Issues led by the World Affairs Councils of America, a national network that involves over 500,000 annually in global affairs. The Countdown 2012 series is organized to bring crucial topics of national security to the public debate across the country.   

Location: The Union Club of Cleveland, 1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

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