Former Federal and State Government Official Anna Maria Chávez will speak during the closing general session luncheon

Dedicated to public service through moral leadership

Anna Maria Chávez has devoted her career to supporting people at every stage of life – youth, adult, and elderly.  Her experience spans both the public and non-profit sectors — she was the senior policy adviser at the U.S. Department of Transportation, chief of staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration and held various state government posts in Arizona focused on economic and community development.  In the nonprofit world, she served as the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA and currently is the chief strategy officer at the National Council on Aging. Chávez’s leadership approach involves identifying the public’s need and creating opportunities for success. This moral leadership style has made her a decorated leader— recognized by notable publications including FORTUNE, Fast Company, and U.S. News & World Report as one of the world’s greatest leaders and most creative people in business.