Lead From the Front: Ethical Leadership and Public Service
We're proud to present
James D. Syring (Ret.)
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, USAA
Vice Admiral Syring is a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering, In 1992, Syring earned his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School. He was the Director for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, DC. In this capacity, he oversaw MDA’s worldwide mission to develop a capability to defend deployed forces, the United States, allies, and friends against ballistic missile attacks.
Syring’s personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal.
Closed Event, Media Passes are not available.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Active Duty: $45
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Open to the public and business leaders, key decision makers, Naval Academy graduates, government, students and our future leaders.
Moderator: Erik Therwanger
Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and the author of The Think GREAT Collection. As the vice president of a media company, Erik developed a team of leaders and designed the systems necessary to achieve over 300% annual sales growth. He now teaches business leaders how to reach new levels of success based on his unique experiences as a United States Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur. Find out more at www.thinkgreat90.com/meet-erik-therwanger.
5:30-6:15 pm | Registration and Networking
Dress: Business Casual. Veterans are welcome to come in uniform if they choose.
Parking: Parking is available in the adjacent University Avenue Ramp, connected by tunnel to the
Our Heartland Leadership Forum is named in honor of Minnesota’s own Donald W. McCarthy, a graduate with the Naval Academy’s Class of 1944. Don served in both World War II and the Korean War. He then climbed the corporate leadership ladder with Northern States Power (now Xcel Energy) to become Chairman and CEO. During his illustrious career, Don also led many community organizations that helped to shape the Twin Cities metro area to become the vibrant business and social community it is today.
Thank You to our Event Sponsors
Mrs. Carroll Brooks
Corporate Table Sponsors