Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Chapter Leaders meet in Las Vegas

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More than 150 chapter leaders from MOAA’s west region chapters, including four Nevada chapters, will meet at The Flamingo Hotel Corporate Convention Center, September 20-22.

The symposium is a valuable way for us to listen and learn from each other about how to lead our chapters and make them more effective for their members and their surrounding communities. MOAA national president, retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, said.

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Chapter Leaders Meet in Las Vegas
MOAA National President Available for Interview

WHAT:    Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Chapter Leaders’ Symposium

WHEN: September 20-22, 2012

WHERE: The Flamingo Hotel
Corporate Convention Center, 3rd Floor
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada
Main: 702-733-3111

WHO: More than 150 MOAA chapter leaders and other officers from MOAA’s west region chapters, including four Nevada chapters. This meeting is held in the west once every four years and leaders from the following states have been invited: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Vice Adm. Norb Ryan Jr., USN (Ret.), National president and CEO of MOAA.

Keynote Speaker at Chapter Presidents’ Dinner on Friday, Sept., 21 at 7-9 p.m., will be BG Keith D. Jones, Commanding General 40th Infantry Division, Calif., Army National Guard.

INTERVIEW/STORY POSSIBILITIES:

1.    MOAA’s President, retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, has been speaking out about military healthcare fee increases and sequestration. He is available for an on-the-record interview and is very quotable. He is a former Chief of Naval Personnel and Chief of Legislative Liaison.

2.    If you want to localize the story, we can arrange interviews with Las Vegas area MOAA chapter leaders.

3.    A business story - MOAA was selected as one of Washington, DC’s top advocacy operations for the last five years by The Hill, a widely-read newspaper on Capitol Hill. MOAA was the only veterans’ organizations so named in the past two of the lists. Additionally, MOAA is one of six organizations recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with the 2012 Summit Award which will take place in Oct., 2012. Association TRENDS publication selected Admiral Ryan as the Washington, DC, area’s 2010 Association Executive of the Year. What are the leadership challenges to run a large military personnel-oriented association in today’s economic and political environments?

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About MOAA:
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with 370,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org

CONTACT:            
In Las Vegas:
Nancy Car    
703-819-0827 (cell)    
pr(at)moaa(dot)org

In Alexandria:
Susan Stalder
703-838-0546    
susans(at)moaa(dot)org

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