114th Anniversary Luncheon
With Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Governor John Kasich (R-OH)
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Bellevue, Grand Ballroom
200 South Broad Street
11:00-11:45 AM - VIP Reception with Governor Hickenlooper and Governor Kasich
12:00-2:00 PM - Lunch and Program
About the Program
Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
John Hickenlooper is a lifetime entrepreneur who ran as a "dark horse" to become Mayor of Denver in 2003. He led the campaign to pass FasTracks, the largest regional transportation initiative in U.S. history, and helped convince the 34 metro mayors (2/3 Republican) to unanimously support and pass the 0.4% sales tax increase at the ballot. He recruited top managers to his cabinet from business and wherever he could find them. In eight years he had streamlined the total workforce by 7%, the first such reduction in Denver's history.
Governor Hickenlooper applied his passion to create good government on a national level as well. His 2015 “Chair’s Initiative” at the National Governors Association, focusing on hiring, appropriate creation and implementation of regulations, and continuous improvement, was a bipartisan success. He is a great believer that governors, far more than Congress, can revive American democracy.
Governor John Kasich (R-OH)
Governor Kasich has led Ohio's comeback. Working with his fellow Ohioans he turned an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes by $5 billion and has made Ohio one of the top job-creating states in the nation with over 460,000 new jobs.
As a Congressman, John Kasich was a chief architect of the last federal balanced budget. As chair of the House Budget Committee he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time since man walked on the moon. He also served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he was a strong ally of President Reagan and his national security agenda. Governor Kasich remains one of the strongest advocates for a federal balanced budget amendment
The governor is originally from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a bluecollar town outside Pittsburgh where his father delivered mail for 30 years. He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters.
Tickets to the luncheon are available for purchase. Sponsorship and ticket information can be found on the 114th Anniversary Luncheon Sponsorship Pledge Form. For more information email Lauren Cristella or call 609-707-5274 (mobile).
2018 Sponsors (7/26/18)
Independence Blue Cross
Leslie Anne Miller
Thomas Jefferson University
Blank Rome LLP
The Dittus Family
Jacobson Strategic Communications
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Tactix Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Wells Fargo Bank
White and Williams LLP