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The AU Alumni Association's distinguished alumni speaker series, Alumni in the KNOW
, incorporates a unique opportunity to explore the professional paths of AU's decorated and accomplished alumni, stimulates career development interest in future alumni, and connects prominent alumni with the AU community.
With support from the AU Latino Alumni Alliance,
one of out newest alumni affinity groups, and sponsorship from the AU Graduate Leadership Council,
we are pleased to celebrate the first speaker of the 2013-2014 academic year: The Honorable Loretta Sanchez Kogod/MBA '84 representative of California's 46th Congressional District
Congresswoman Sanchez is currently the representative of California's 46th Congressional District. A recognized leader on military and national security issues, Rep. Sanchez is the second highest ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. She currently serves as the Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, where she is working to prepare our Armed Forces for a new generation of security challenges. Rep. Sanchez is also the leading voice in Congress for women in the military. She is founder and co-chair of the Women in the Military Caucus and is the highest ranked female on the Armed Services Committee. Rep. Sanchez fought to allow female service members to serve in combat roles and she has implemented significant measures to fight sexual assault in the military, successfully updating outdated sexual assault provisions in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Rep. Sanchez currently serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security, where she is the second ranked Democrat and most senior female member and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. Prior to serving in Congress, Sanchez worked in the financial markets, with firms including Booz Allen Hamilton and Fieldman Rolapp.
Rep. Sanchez is a graduate of Chapman University in 1982 and American University's MBA program in 1984.
This event will include a seated luncheon, lecture-style presentation, question-and-answer period. The cost to attend is $10 for alumni, parents, and friends. There is no charge for current AU students, faculty, and staff. Business casual attire requested.