CHICAGO – Dana Perino, co-host and Political Commentator of Fox’s The Five will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2012 NAFCD and NBMDA Annual Convention, this November 13-15, in Orlando, Florida.
In her keynote, titled, “The Political Realities – Right Now,” Perino will bring a unique viewpoint from her time as White House Press Secretary, providing the insight into the current political climate that will give attendees a clear picture of the changes to come.
“With the turmoil between the current administration and Congress, and the coming election, it is critical that we are able to understand what this all means for businesses,” said Kevin Gammonley, NBMDA executive vice president. “Dana Perino will be able to draw on her experience in the White House Situation Room and her time as press secretary, to help attendees at the Annual Convention de-code the spin, the realities, and appreciate the ways in which the economy is affected by today’s politics.”
Perino is currently a Fox News contributor and co-host of The Five, the channel’s daily political news show. She is also the president of the strategic communications firm, Dana Perino and Company; the editorial director of Crown Forum, the conservative imprint of Crown Publishing Group; and a frequent public speaker on how politics affects people outside the beltway. President Obama also nominated her to the Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2009.
“We are excited to have a speaker who is so in tune with what is happening day-to-day in Washington,” said Michelle Miller, NAFCD executive vice president. “Attendees can expect to come away with an idea of how national government and policy issues will affect their business in the short and long run. With the help of Perino’s insights, our members can prepare for what is to come and how to react.”
Perino served as the White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush from 2007–2009. An expert on healthcare, energy policy, and the position of female leaders in government and business, she communicates with audiences with the same clarity and precision that gained the respect of the rough-and-tumble White House press corps. Calling on her experience working closely with the President, she also speaks about management and leadership, encouraging rock-solid performance, inspiring creativity, and fostering debate to encourage better decision-making.
Registration for the 2012 NAFCD and NBMDA Annual Convention is scheduled to open in July 2012. Additional program and registration details, as well as exhibit and sponsorship information can be found at www.distributorconvention.org.About NAFCD
NAFCD is a North American, not-for-profit trade association serving distributors and suppliers of floor covering materials and related products. Its purpose is to enable wholesale floor covering distributors to be the most efficient, professional and profitable vehicle for bringing their suppliers’ product to market resulting in the highest degree of dealer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.nafcd.org.About NBMDA
NBMDA is a multi-segment trade association representing the leading wholesale distributors of specialty building products and woodworking materials. Membership segments represent distributors and manufacturers that serve the independent building material, lumber, and kitchen and bath dealer, regional and national home centers, as well as those that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating, plastics fabricating, general and specialty woodworking industries. For more information, visit www.nbmda.org.