MBJ: CBU brings former U.S. Treasurer to Memphis for leadership conference

Christian Brothers University is bringing the 42nd Treasurer of the United States to Memphis Oct. 2 to kick off its inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference.

Anna Escobedo Cabral, Unit Chief for Strategic Communications in the External Relations Division of theInter-American Development Bank (IDB), served as treasurer during Hurricane Katrina, providing advice and counsel to the Treasury Department in its efforts to provide economic assistance to devastated areas. Cabral also oversaw a 2005 currency redesign, which was supposed to help defeat counterfeiting efforts and included a more colorful $10 bill.

Cabral’s keynote address on mentoring will both close the CBU-Dunavant Public Service Symposium while simultaneously kicking off the Women’s Leadership Conference, presented by CBU’s Presidential Commission on Women.

The leadership conference promotes women’s professional development and advancement, with session topics ranging from the art of negotiation to brand building.

The public service symposium, presented by CBU and the Rotary Club of Memphis East, will feature a panel discussion with public servants William M. Dunavant, manager, financial services with Shelby County Government; Covington Mayor Justin Hanson; Marlinee Iverson, assistant Shelby County attorney; Dorsey E. Hopson, II, superintendent of Shelby County Schools; and Kaci Murley, director of college completion, tnAchieves. The panel will be moderated by Kerry Hayes, principal of Key Public Strategies.

Registration for the Symposium and Women’s Leadership Conference is available at www.cbu.edu/cbu-dunavant.

Both events are free and open to the public.”

MBJ: CBU brings former U.S. Treasurer to Memphis for leadership conference

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