Former Secretary of State and retired Gen. Colin Powell will be the keynote speaker at the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the USGBC announced in a press release.
Powell, a retired four-star general, served as national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and secretary of state under President George W. Bush. He also is a founding chairman of America’s Promise Alliance, a group that works with 400 partner organizations to improve the lives of America’s youth.
“General Powell has made another career of sharing his lessons of leadership,” said Rick Fedrizza, president and CEO of USGBC. “His keen insights and global perspective are especially relevant to our movement in these times of great challenge and change. He exemplifies that leadership is about more than a title; it’s about taking charge during times of great crisis.”
The Greenbuild conference will take place Nov. 17-19 in Chicago.