Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta will be the keynote speaker at the National Grocers Association’s 2015 NGA Show in Las Vegas, Feb. 8-11, 2015.
Panetta was the 23rd Secretary of Defense, serving from 2011 to 2013. He was the director of the CIA from 2009 to 2011. In that position, he oversaw the operation that brought Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to justice, according to a news release.
“We are excited that Secretary Panetta will keynote our 2015 annual show,” NGA president and chief executive officer Peter Larkin said in the release. “One purpose of the show is to foster dialogue and insight about the current political and economic issues and how they affect independent grocers. I can’t think of anyone more qualified and able than Leon Panetta to stimulate such a conversation.”
The 2015 NGA Show’s opening keynote session is sponsored by Kraft. Registration for the show opens Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.theNGAshow.com.