Join Us March 25th for our 2017 59th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
6pm Networking – Event Begins at 7pm
About our Keynote Speaker: Giovanni Feroce CEO BENRUS
In addition to being a highly recognized businessman, Giovanni Feroce began cultivating his diverse leadership skills through politics and the military. He graduated with a BA from the University of Rhode Island, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Advanced Management Program; and from the United States John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School’s Civil Affairs Officer Advance Course. He was also elected to serve in the Rhode Island State Senate, serving on Corporations and Labor Committees and as Secretary of the Joint Committee of Veterans Affairs, becoming the country’s youngest state senator at the time; he also served as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island State Lottery taking it from $58 million to $456 million in two short years. He retired a U.S. Army field grade officer in 2010, he is an Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom combat veteran and was at one time a Ground Operations Officer and Inter-agency Operations Officer at U.S. Central Command.
Education includes; University of Rhode Island, B.A., Political Science and Army ROTC; University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School AMP, Advanced Management Program; United States Army Infantry Center Officer Basic Course (after being commissioned in 1989) and Advanced Infantry Training and Basic Training as an enlisted soldier; United States John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School CAOC, (Civil Affairs Officer’s Advance Course), Defense Information School, FT Meade, MD, PAOC, (Public Affairs Officer’s Advanced Course). ARNORTH DSCA COURSE, (Certificate, Defense Support to Civil Authorities) Phase I and Phase II Federal Emergency Management Agency Certificate, FEMA IS-700 Certified – National Incident Management System Federal Emergency Management Agency Certificate, IS 800 Certified – National Response Framework, National Defense University, Certificate, Interagency Transformation and After-Action Review Program, Member of first ever class on Interagency Operations; specifically during wartime.
Honorary Doctor of Business Administration Degree, Rhode Island College; Doctorate of Business, Honoris Causa, the University of Rhode Island.
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