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Madeleine Albright announced as 2014 GAC guest

Madeleine Albright, one of the highest ranking women in U.S. government history, is the first speaker booked for CUNA's 2014 GAC, Feb. 23 through 27 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Albright is one of the highest profile speakers ever hosted by the event and will present the keynote address at this year's CUNA GAC.

"Albright has made countless contributions to the nation's international presence as Secretary of State and in her other roles. Her remarkable story and experience will make an impact on the GAC stage," CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said. "It's a tremendous honor to welcome Dr. Albright to this year's GAC speaker lineup," he added.

Albright currently chairs Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management LLC. She is a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Her storied career includes:

  • Serving as U.S. Secretary of State and as a cabinet member under President Bill Clinton
  • Serving as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • Receiving the U.S. Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Barack Obama
  • Authoring five New York Times best-sellers, including her most recent book, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948