Past Event / August 22, 2013

Nashville Luncheon with Senator Corker

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A luncheon discussion in Nashville with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) on the importance of U.S. global engagement to Tennessee, moderated by David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network.



Featured Speaker

Sen. Corker

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Elected to the Senate in 2006, Senator Corker is the senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he has served since he entered the Senate in 2007. A fiscal conservative, Senator Corker recognizes that America’s diplomacy and development programs – only 1% of the federal budget — are strategic and cost-effective investments that are vital to America’s national interests. These programs help tackle the root causes of conflict and extremism, build new markets for U.S. goods and services, respond to humanitarian crises, and build a better future for the world’s most impoverished.

Opening Remarks

Gov. Haslam

Honorable Bill Haslam

Governor of Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam was sworn in as Tennessee’s 49th Governor in 2011. Born and raised in Knoxville, Governor Haslam previously served as the city’s mayor and as president of his family’s business. From his time in the Governor’s mansion, as well as in the private sector, he has focused on creating jobs and economic development. This year, Governor Haslam announced an international strategy to increase Tennessee exports to key markets around the globe saying, “The state’s economy is more connected to the global economy than ever before, and we are excited to roll out new initiatives to help educate and open doors for Tennessee companies.”