"FROM SMALL BUSINESS TO BIG POLITICS"
Luncheon with special guest, Mary Perdue, wife of Sonny Perdue, Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Join us for a delicious family style lunch, an inspirational speaker, and opportunities for networking with top professionals in Northern Virginia.
At the luncheon, Mrs. Perdue will describe the unlikely journey she and her husband have traveled from their roots as small business owners to the governor's mansion to a top position in the U.S. government and how their faith in God has played a critical role in that journey.
About Our Guest Speaker...
Mary Perdue is the wife of Sonny Perdue, the current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in the Trump Administration.
She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. and Ohio State University with an M.Ed. in Speech and Language Pathology. She married Sonny Perdue in 1972, while he was a captain in the US Air Force. For most of her adult life, she has been a homemaker, public school speech pathologist, and volunteer in her community.
When Sonny Perdue was elected governor in Georgia in 2002, Mrs. Perdue understood the opportunity to improve the lives of vulnerable children. Her platform as First Lady of Georgia for eight years focused on reforming the foster care system in the state, increasing awareness and volunteerism and improving the system for foster parents and foster children. She created the first Children's Cabinet in Georgia, which included directors of every government department dealing with children. It's mission was to eliminate duplication of services, improve outcomes for children and decrease the number of children in state custody.
In 2017, Sonny Perdue was tapped by President Trump to be the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, necessitating a move from their beloved home state of Georgia to the DC area.
Friday, March 23
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
1:30 Optional dessert/Q & A
$25 in advance--returning guests
$15 in advance--1st time guests & those in transition
$25/$35 at the door
(includes family style lunch and program)
Maggiano's Little Italy
Second Floor Banquet Area
Tyson's II Galleria Mall
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Fresh rolls and butter
(You must note in your registration form if you need a vegetarian or gluten free option!)