Former Lt. Gov. of Maryland & Niece of Ted Kennedy to Speak at Boston Gala

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will be the featured speaker at The American College President's Circle Dinner on October 28 in Boston.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will discuss the Kennedy legacy at the JFK Presidential Museum and Library during The American College 2009 Knowledge Summit.

The chance to hear her discuss the relevance of public service is a unique experience for our donors and friends.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, often suggested as a leader who could ascend to national office, will be the featured speaker at The American College President's Circle Dinner on October 28 in Boston.

The black-tie affair featuring the former Maryland Lt. Governor will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

"Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has a unique perspective on Washington, domestic priorities and political legacies," said Larry Barton, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of The American College. "The chance to hear her discuss the relevance of public service is a unique experience for our donors and friends."

Townsend was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on the fourth of July. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Law School.

While serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, Townsend worked to establish community-policing programs across the country.

After becoming Lt. Governor, she made a name for herself as an advocate for victims' rights, an innovator in the fight against crime, and a leader in obtaining quality education and healthcare.

As Lt. Governor, Townsend served as Chair of the Maryland Council on Crime and Juvenile Justice, where she developed the first statewide initiative in the nation to target crime hotspots. Her initiative was praised as a national model by former Attorney General Janet Reno.

Townsend is actively involved in initiatives to preserve the memories of her late family. She founded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, awarded each year to an individual who actively works in the spirit of Robert Kennedy's vision and legacy toward social justice around the world.

The President's Circle Dinner is held each year at the Knowledge Summit for member's of the President's Circle. The evening includes a tour of the Presidential Library and Museum, a pre-dinner reception, and entertainment by the Fred Buda Pops Ensemble, consisting of present and former members of the Boston Pops. For more information, contact Mary Phelan at 610-526-1432 or Mary dot Phelan at TheAmericanCollege dot edu

Each year, The American College Knowledge Summit gathers the top thought leaders of the financial services industry for four days full of networking and education. Attendees have the opportunity to hear from industry powerhouses and earn CE credit. This year's Summit will be held from October 27-30 in the historic city of Boston and features world renowned thought leaders. For more information about The American College Knowledge Summit visit http://www.TheAmericanCollege.edu/Summit09

The American College is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 82 years. The American College's faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit http://www.TheAmericanCollege.edu

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