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October 22, 2010

National Archives Hosts First McGowan Symposium on Business Leadership & Ethics November 6

Washington, DC…On Saturday, November 6, the National Archives will host the First Annual McGowan Symposium on Business Leadership and Ethics. This program is free and open to the public, and will take place from 3-5:30 PM in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

Presentations will be given by Michael Connor, award-winning media executive, entrepreneur and journalist, editor and publisher of Business Ethics; and William M. Isaac, former chairman of the FDIC. A reception will follow the program in the McGowan Theater lobby. This program is generously supported by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc., and presented in partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives.

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is a private philanthropic organization, supporting 501 (c) (3) organizations in the areas of education, healthcare and medical research, and community programs. This event is associated with the McGowan Fellows Program, providing ten full-tuition scholarships to second-year MBA candidates who have demonstrated academic excellance and social leadership. The purpose of this event is to elevate the significance of leadership and ethics in business.

Related event

Long Distance Warrior: New film highlights accomplishments of William G. McGowan
On Friday, November 5, at 7 p.m., in the William G. McGowan Theater, the National Archives marks its sixth annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications, Technology, and Government with a special screening of Long Distance Warrior: A New Documentary about the Most Famous Entrepreneur You’ve Never Heard of. This documentary tells the compelling story of William G. McGowan, the man who took on the most powerful monopoly of his time—AT&T—and transformed long-distance service from luxury to affordability as he built the tiny company MCI into a telecommunications powerhouse. The film will be introduced by Bill Conway, founding partner and managing director, the Carlyle Group. Following the screening, remarks will be made by Sarah Holt and Bestor Cram, the film’s producers, and John Worthington, former general counsel for MCI. This program is free and open to the public, and will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater.

The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) please email public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000.

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