May
10
Thu
Food for Thought 2018 @ Bridgeport Holiday Inn
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

FOOD FOR THOUGHT 2018 • May 10, 2018, 7:30-9:30am • Bridgeport Holiday Inn

After receiving a standing ovation in 2016, former Navy SEAL, John Choate will return as our keynote speaker. He will share team-building expertise and leadership insights aimed at inspiring greater Bridgeport’s business and community leaders to envision bold and collaborative strategies. This year, John will also be discussing security and safety, a topic of utmost importance in today’s world. His presentation will be interactive, engaging and there will be a Q & A to follow.

Choate brings a unique perspective and extraordinary real-world experience. He is the founder of a global risk management firm founded in 2006 that provides specialized security services and training to U.S. and foreign government entities and multinational corporations. John is also the managing director of SA-720, a consultancy firm providing seminars on leadership, teamwork, and strategic planning based on principles derived from the U.S. Special Operations community and successfully employed in the corporate world. He holds numerous degrees including a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and MBAs from both Columbia University and The London Business School.

A Navy SEAL officer for over a decade, Mr. Choate served in a variety of leadership positions with multiple deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan during which he and his teams received a number of distinguished service awards.

Join us as over 200 activists and leaders from a cross-section of non-profit, business, philanthropic, government and community organizations gather to explore how we can maximize our collective impact to alleviate poverty in our region. We hope to spark fresh insights, new connections, and innovative strategies that will focus community resources and our collective impact on issues of poverty ranging from workplace development to at-risk youth and healthcare.

VIP SEATING AT JOHN CHOATE’S TABLE! THE FIRST 6 PEOPLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS VIA OUR WEBSITE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT WITH JOHN DURING THE EVENT!