America’s global leadership strengthens our national security and bolsters New Hampshire’s economy. This discussion honed in on the importance of U.S. global engagement in building a better, safer world.


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Senator Kelly Ayotte

U.S. Senate

Senator Ayotte was elected to the Senate in 2010 and is a strong proponent of America’s global engagement. A member of the Armed Services and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs committees, she is a widely respected and leading voice in the Senate on national security and foreign policy issues. Prior to her election to the Senate, Senator Ayotte served as New Hampshire’s Attorney General and as a prosecutor. Her husband Joseph Daley served in the military, flying missions over Iraq, and recently retired from the Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Governor Tom Ridge

Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005)

Governor Tom Ridge served for over a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. He then served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security during President George W. Bush’s Administration, before becoming the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in 2003. Since leaving public office, Governor Ridge has served on several corporate boards, including The Home Depot, The Hershey Company, and Exelon Corporation. He is a senior advisor to Deloitte & Touche and TechRadium and the founder and CEO of Ridge Global, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based security consulting firm. Governor Ridge is also a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s National Advisory Council.

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The New England Council
New Hampshire Business and Industry Association New Hampshire Institute of Politics
VFW New Hampshire World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
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