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The Election: What Does It Mean for Your Company?

January 11, 2017
Washington, DC



The Election - historic & incredibly shocking by media and press predictions - starts a new era of American governmental leadership. The potential changes in public policy, government focused spending, and its impact on US economics, especially certain industries, is a major spotlighted discussion in Board Rooms today.


Two nationally recognized experts will discuss in panel "Rapid Fire" fashion, as well as deep dive into certain business implications stemming from the change in new leadership for our country. As a Director, you can expect to hear hard-hitting, simple, and powerful insights & actions you can immediately use in governing your company.


Come prepared to interact heavily in "purple guidance" and ask lots of questions at our Jan 11th NACD-CAC session. Alex Castellanos and Terry Baxter are our Star Performers - their amazing backgrounds are provided below.



1. Lessons Learned - Shaping Business Going Forward
2. What BIG Opportunities Might Be Emerging
3. Which Industries Will Be Hurt Most & Least
4. Impacts to Small Business

Location and Time


1801 K St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Networking and Cocktails: 5:30pm-6:00pm

Program: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Post-program Reception: 7:30pm-8:00pm

Speaker Spotlight


Terry Baxter

Before beginning his business career, Baxter was a Formula race car driver (BSR, Inc.), a television director (PBS), and a Hollywood stunt man (Walter Mirisch Productions).

Baxter served three Presidents of the United States:

(1) Gerald Ford as a Press Aide;
(2) Ronald Reagan as a Lead Advanceman, Vice Chairman and General Manager of the Inaugural Gala, and in the Reagan White House as Assistant Director of OMB; and
(3) George H. W. Bush (41) as General Manager of the Inaugural Gala.

Baxter also served as CEO of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

In business, Baxter served as Vice President of GEICO, Senior Vice President of the National Bank of Washington, Chairman of Source One Mortgage Services Corp, President of Fund American Enterprises & President of White Mountains Holdings.

He has served on 25+ Corporate and charitable boards including The National Symphony Orchestra, International Special Olympics, Murray Lawrence Syndicate of Lloyds of London, Fairholme Capital, Main Street America Group, and White Mountains.

Baxter has written three books including two suspense/thrillers: Hailstone, and The Ursa Ultimatum, as well as the Reagan campaign memoir, November’s Gladiators. He has also authored numerous television scripts, magazine articles, and newspaper columns. He describes his interests as, “Old cars, Old friends, and Old Scotches.” He lives with his wife of fifty years, Patricia, in Lyme, New Hampshire.

Alex Castellanos

With nearly four decades of political and private sector consulting experience in the U.S. and around the globe, Alex Castellanos has developed communications strategies and campaigns for some of the world’s largest companies and helped elect U.S. Senators, Governors and Presidents. Alex co-founded Purple Strategies, a bipartisan public affairs firm, appears regularly on Meet the Press and currently serves as a member of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television.”

In 2007, GQ Magazine named him one of the 50 Most Influential People in D.C. He has been a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has also been credited with the discovery of the political “soccer-mom” and called “father of the attack ad.”

A native of Havana, Cuba, he is fluent in Spanish and English. His parents, refugees who fled Castro’s Cuba in 1961, came to this country with one suitcase, two children and eleven dollars.



Question about this Event?

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