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No Labels Co-Founder to Address Regional Chamber

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — David M. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and co-founder of No Labels, will speak March before the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Government Affairs Council. The luncheon event, which will begin at 11:15 a.m., will be held at Leo’s Ristorante in Howland.

No Labels, co-chaired by Jon M. Huntsman Jr. and Joe Lieberman, is a national movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents “dedicated to a new politics of problem solving,” according to a chamber announcement. Its focus is on four strategic goals: Creating 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years; balancing the federal budget by 2030; securing Social Security and Medicare for another 75 years; and making America energy secure by 2024.

“David Walker has been instrumental in shaping and advancing No Labels’ mission,” said Margaret Kimbrell, executive director of No Labels. “Speaking at events like this across the country, David is outlining the new politics of problem solving, in which leaders agree to goals as a first step — similar to the way President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich did in the 1990s.”

Walker, also CEO of the Comeback America Initiative, was a partner and global managing director for Arthur Andersen LLP for 10 years, prior to his government service. He served as assistant secretary of labor under President Reagan, was appointed by President Clinton and retained by President George W. Bush as the head of the Government Accountability Office, a position he held for 10 years, and he served as a public trustee for Social Security and Medicare under President George H. W. Bush.

“I’m proud that somebody as distinguished as Mr. Walker chose to visit the Valley and engage our citizenry in this national initiative,” said Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Regional Chamber. “Many of our residents already support No Labels. I look forward to learning more.”

Tickets for the event are $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Advanced reservations are required by visiting the Regional Chamber’s website and clicking on the events calendar, or by calling  330 744 2131.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.