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Gen. Chilton is Guest Speaker at Creighton’s Leadership Conversations

Gen. Kevin Chilton who recently retired as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command will be the guest speaker at the sixth Creighton University College of Business Leadership Conversations on April 26 at Creighton’s Mike and Josie Harper Center’s Hixson-Lied Auditorium. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the program begins at 5:00 p.m. A reception will follow.

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Chilton commanded one of the most powerful military organizations in the country; yet, is a staunch advocate of diplomacy and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons as essential first steps to securing international peace.

Chilton’s advocacy for transparency spans a 34-year military career characterized by upward mobility through Wing, Numbered Air Force, Major Command and Unified Combatant Command levels.

A member of NASA for 11 years, he flew three missions on space shuttles and was the first astronaut to be promoted to four-star general. Among his many decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal with an oak leaf cluster; Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster; Distinguished Flying Cross; NASA Space Flight Medal with two oak leaf clusters; NASA Exceptional Service Medal; and the NASA Outstanding LeadershipMedal.

Leadership Conversations is a partnership between Creighton’s business school and Cox Business. It is moderated by Dr. Roger Fransecky, founder and CEO of Apogee Group, a global management consulting and leadership development organization.

Past Leadership Conversations guests include Dick Parsons, Citigroup Chairman; Jim Kilts, former Gilette CEO; and Andrea Ragnetti, CEO of Phillips Consumer Lifestyle; Joe Moglia, Chairman of TD Ameritrade; and most recently Marshall Carter, Chairman of NYSE.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.