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Admiral Rogers Visit | Corporate Sponsors

Sponsoring Programs With

Former NSA & U.S. Cyber Command Director Admiral Michael Rogers

Announcing the visit of former NSA Director & head of U.S. Cyber Command Admiral Michael Rogers to Nashville for the TNWAC Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program 

Nov 8, 2022 | Belmont University

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Sponsorship Details


Events

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

  • Cyber Threat, Luncheon, Belmont University
  • Panel Discussion moderated by Congressman Jim Cooper, Belmont University


Mike Rogers, four-star Admiral, retired, U.S. Navy, Director, National Security Agency and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (2014-2018)

Admiral Michael Rogers retired in June 2018 after nearly 37 years of service, culminating his career with more than four years leading U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). Previous duties included Commander, U.S. Tenth Fleet (U.S. Navy Cyber Command) and Director of Intelligence (J-2) at the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

Starting his career as a Surface Warfare Officer and ultimately transitioning to duty as a Cryptology Warfare Officer, he served around the globe afloat and ashore, focusing on maritime operations, intelligence, and cyber. Admiral Rogers is an NROTC graduate of Auburn University, holds a master of science in national security, is a distinguished graduate of the National War College, and is a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is a Seminar XXI Fellow and a Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alum. He has commanded at the unit, numbered fleet, and service component level and at the sub-unified level and ran the largest intelligence organization in the U.S. government at NSA, as well as its newest unified command in U.S. Cyber Command. Admiral Rogers joined the Brunswick Group in Washington, D.C. in July 2019.

Admiral Rogers will visit Nashville at the invitation of the Tennessee World Affairs Council to share his experiences, insights and perspectives on national security issues and the cyber threats facing American business, government and citizens with our community at several programs on Nov 7 & 8. You’re invited.

Benefits of Underwriting a TNWAC Speaker Program

  • Increase corporate visibility through program and education sponsorships
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of global affairs issues within your company
  • Build, maintain and strengthen professional and client networks through Council events
  • Reach out to high-level professionals and leaders in the Nashville community
  • Learn about international affairs from US and global government officials, business people and others
  • Support international education and “global literacy” in the Nashville community

Sponsorship Details

Description of Luncheon
Massey Boardroom, Massey Business Center
Belmont University
November 8, 2022 | 11:30am-1:00pm

What has the United States learned about cyber security threats and how is it prepared to respond? How do we ensure the nation’s competitive ability in the 21st century? These are among the topics the former Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, will address at a November 8, 2022 luncheon at Belmont University.

Admiral Michael Rogers, a retired Navy four-star, served over three decades as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer, leading to appointment as America’s top cryptology and cyber DoD official. Rogers led that effort for four years directing the Defense Department’s cyber security mission.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University’s Center for Global Citizenship invite you to join Admiral Rogers at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. CT on November 8th. This is your opportunity for first-hand insights and perspectives on the cyber threats facing the U.S. government, businesses and individuals from the expanding universe of virtual threats.

The luncheon will be followed by a panel discussion with Admiral Rogers moderated by Congressman Jim Cooper featuring government, industry and academia experts. The luncheon is set for the Massey Board Room in Belmont’s Massey Business Center. Both programs are open to the public and information and registration is on the Tennessee World Affairs Council Web site (TNWAC.org). Contact TNWAC President Patrick Ryan for information on corporate sponsorship of Admiral Rogers’ visit and programs. (pat@TNWAC.org)

Description of Panel
Janet Ayres Academic Center – Conference Center
Belmont University
November 8, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

The threat of malicious cyber activities against the United States – governments, businesses and individuals – will be on the agenda as Navy Admiral Michael Rogers talks with the Nashville community. Rogers, a retired four-star, completed his 37 years in uniform serving four years as Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.

Admiral Rogers will lead a panel discussing cyber threats hosted by the Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University’s Center for Global Citizenship at 1:30 p.m. CT, November 8, 2022. The panel will be moderated by Congressman Jim Cooper, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee and as Chair of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

The cyber threat panel will feature speakers representing industry, government and academia including: Ms. Casey Santos, CIO of Asurion; Mr. Paul Connelly, VP Information Protection and Security at HCA Healthcare, Dr. Brandon Prins, Political Science Department Head, University of Tennessee Knoxville; and Curtis Clan, Chief Information Security Officer, for the State of Tennessee.

The panel will follow a luncheon at Belmont featuring Admiral Rogers, and is set for the conference room at Belmont’s Janet Ayres Conference Center. Both programs are open to the public and information and registration is on the Tennessee World Affairs Council Web site (TNWAC.org). Contact TNWAC President Patrick Ryan for information on corporate sponsorship of Admiral Rogers’ visit and programs. (pat@TNWAC.org)

About TNWAC
The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a non-partisan, independent, non-profit educational association supported by funding from individuals and corporate member dues, foundations and contributions. By serving as a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, TNWAC provides leadership for global thinking.


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