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In The Arena

Dec 17, 2019

Eric Garcetti says he ended up as the mayor of Los Angeles, California, “kind of by accident.” He attributes his mayoral pathway to his parents who taught him the importance of public service and listening, and his humble and inclusive heart have helped him find success in the position.

"You never win by talking. I...

Dec 3, 2019

From reporting on congress to building the first mobile streaming news network, small-town, north Dakotan Ed O’Keefe has extensive media experience. And as CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, O’Keefe is creating an experience that preserves and shares Roosevelt’s legacy.

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Nov 20, 2019

After five years of active duty in the Navy, including stints in Bahrain and at the Pentagon, Blair Milo saw that her hometown of LaPorte, Ind., was running out of money in six months. She thought, “How can this even happen?” This inspired her to run for mayor at the age of 28. She won and became the youngest mayor...

Nov 5, 2019

Kirsten Baesler has a deep commitment to empowering students and a passion for raising the standards of education.

She grew up in a family of seven and was always told, "It's not a question of if you can serve, it's a question how you can best serve." This led her to find her passion in education.

Oct 21, 2019

During Phil Bertolini’s 31 years of public service, he built a world-class IT organization in the second-largest county in Michigan. As former CIO and Deputy County Executive for Oakland County, MI., Phil oversaw more than 150 employees serving over 1.2 million residents.

Phil’s efforts earned the county national...