President Bush to host summit on post 9/11 veterans

On February 19th, the George W. Bush Institute at the Bush Center will bring together leaders from across the private, public, and non-profit sectors to examine how Americans can more effectively support transitioning warriors and their families.

President George W. Bush will address the Summit to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing post 9-11 veterans, and how the Bush Institute will work with leaders across all sectors to unite the efforts of communities, non-profits, businesses, academics, and individuals to create a coalition of effective and efficient resources for veterans and their families.

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States and co-founder of Joining Forces, will deliver remarks on the unique needs of service members, veterans, and military families, as well as how all Americans can support our service members as they transition back into civilian life.

Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

George W. Bush Presidential Center Auditorium
2943 SMU Boulevard (please use Bush Avenue entrance)
Dallas, Texas


9:00 am – 1:00pm Welcome
The Honorable Margaret Spellings, President, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Remarks by President George W. Bush
Remarks by Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States and co-founder of Joining Forces

Session I: A Conversation with General Pete Pace, USMC, Ret. and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone

Session II: Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families
General Peter Chiarelli, USA, Ret. CEO, One Mind for Research
Kenneth Fisher, Chairman & CEO, Fisher House Foundation
D. Wayne Robinson, Executive Director, Student Veterans of America
John W. Thiel, Head of Merrill Lynch Global

Session III: A Call to Action
The Honorable Alvin Brown, Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida
Jean Case, CEO, Case Foundation
Joe DePinto, President & CEO, 7-Eleven, Inc.
Kent Hance, Chancellor, Texas Tech University System
Jake Wood, CEO, Team Rubicon; Cofounder, POS REP

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