Former Presidential Candidate, Governor and Business Leader
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Mitt Romney was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. His platform of creating jobs, reducing the nation’s debt and health care reform was based on proven experience. As governor of Massachusetts from 2002-2007, he led a dramatic reversal of the state’s fortunes and sustained a period of economic expansion. He also was a catalyst for changing Massachusetts’ health care programs, implementing a private, market-based reform that ensured every citizen had health insurance. His education reforms helped ensure that his state’s young people could compete in the global economy.
Prior to serving as governor, Romney was president and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He eradicated a $379 million operating deficit and organized 23,000 volunteers just months after the devastating Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As a businessman, Romney founded Bain Capital, one of the nation’s most successful venture capital and investment companies. Today, he serves as director of Marriott International and as an advisor for a private equity firm.
During his visit, just days before the presidential election, he’ll candidly look at “The Future of America/The Politics of Today.”