The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., will address the American Bakers Association (ABA) and Allied Trades of the Baking Industry (ATBI) Boards of Directors during their annual Joint Boards Dinner on October 19 in Washington, D.C.
Sharing his thoughts on Congress and behind-the-scenes information about his second book, America: Hope for Change, the former Maryland Governor will engage the attendees in a lively and interesting dialogue.
“We are honored to have Governor Ehrlich join the ABA and ATBI Boards as the keynote dinner speaker,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President and CEO. “His long and impressive background in public service gives him a unique and important perspective that we are eager to hear.”
Governor Ehrlich is senior counsel in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice group at King & Spalding. He advises clients on a broad array of policy matters and their interactions with the federal government. Having served as Governor, U.S. Congressman, state legislator, and civil litigator, he provides counsel on a plethora of government matters, with particular expertise in health care, finance, and economic development.
Elected in 2002, Governor Ehrlich was Maryland’s first Republican Governor in 36 years. During his five-year term, Governor Ehrlich improved Maryland’s fiscal condition by turning $4 billion in inherited budget deficits into $2.3 billion in surpluses. Governor Ehrlich’s pro-growth economic policies helped create 100,000 new private sector jobs. Prior to serving as Governor, Congressman Ehrlich won four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Congress, he served as a member of the House Majority Whip team, wherein he helped pass comprehensive tax relief, greater access to health care, federal education reform, and the first balanced budget in a generation. He also served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1986 to 1994, representing Baltimore County. Governor Ehrlich served on the House Judiciary Committee and was instrumental in shaping state policy on tort reform, juvenile justice, and child abuse and neglect.
He has authored three books—Turn This Car Around, America: Hope for Change, and Turning Point America.
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