The School of Public Affairs is pleased to present the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership, which annually recognizes two distinguished senior executives in the federal government whose careers are marked by extraordinary effectiveness in achieving results and organizational development with a strong commitment to training and educating managers and executives.
Reception follows awards ceremony and keynote address. This year's awardees are:
David M. Wennergren, Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense.
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Jr., Acting Director, U.S. Census Bureau.
Mickey Edwards was a member of Congress for 16 years and a chairman of the House Republican leadership's policy committee. After leaving Congress, he taught at Princeton and Harvard where he was voted the Kennedy School's most outstanding teacher. He has been a columnist for The L.A. Times and The Chicago Tribune and has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio. He has also chaired task forces for the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution. As vice president of the Aspen Institute, he currently runs a political leadership program for elected officials. Mickey Edwards is the author of several books including the recently published The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans (Yale University Press.)
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