Join us on Tuesday, February 15 for the next Ruebling Roundtable featuring Dr. Mark T. Esper, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Army, and hear from a distinguished American leader about his extensive knowledge and experience in public service, military and private sector. Doors open at 1:30 PM and the program will begin shortly afterwards. The event will be hosted in the Global Forum at the Thunderbird Global Headquarters building. Light refreshments will be provided following the program. Attendance will be limited.
For any questions, please contact Michael Cylkowski, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, by email or phone at 602-496-7420.
About the featured speaker
Dr. Mark T. Esper became the 27th Secretary of Defense in July 2019 when he was confirmed 90-8 by the U.S. Senate. As Defense Secretary, Esper was responsible for ensuring the United States’ national security, protecting the American people at home and abroad, and advancing the country’s interests globally. In this capacity, he led one of the largest, most complex organizations in the world given its nearly 3 million service members and defense civilians, $740 billion annual budget, and trillions of dollars of weapons, equipment and infrastructure located at 4,800 sites in over 160 countries. Esper’s broad scope of responsibilities ranged from organizing, manning, training and equipping the joint force, to the research and development of future weapons, concepts and equipment; and from defense trade, diplomacy and cybersecurity, to healthcare, hospitals, housing and schools. During his tenure, Esper developed key relationships with senior officials throughout the Executive Branch, Members of Congress, major business and philanthropic leaders and a wide range of international partners. Read his full biography here.