Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA Leon E. Panetta Announced as Keynote for 2015 NGA Show

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon E. Panetta will present the keynote address at the National Grocers Association's (NGA) 2015 NGA Show in Las Vegas, February 8-11, 2015. 

Panetta served as a Member of the House of Representatives from California's 16th (now 17th District) from 1977-1993, and has a distinguished resume of service at the highest levels of American government. The son of Italian immigrants who settled in Monterey, CA where they operated a restaurant, Panetta is a dynamic speaker who has engaged with Americans across the U.S. on issues from the economy to national security to the environment.  

"We are excited that Secretary Panetta will keynote our 2015 annual show," said NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin. "One purpose of the show is to foster dialogue and insight about the current political and economic issues and how they affect independent grocers. I can't think of anyone more qualified and able than Leon Panetta to stimulate such a conversation."  

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