Industry Leaders to Meet in Dallas to Discuss U.S. Global Competitiveness & National Security at America’s Future Series’ Round Table & 5 Star Award Ceremony

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Hosted by T. Boone Pickens and moderated by the Dallas Business Journal, the event will feature a panel of foremost industry and military leaders in addition to presenting the 2013 5 Star Award to Joe De Pinto, General Joe Robles and David Seaton.

November 13, America's Future Series and foremost industry leaders will gather at the DoubleTree Hotel in Dallas for a round table discussion addressing the subject of U.S. Global Competitiveness and National Security. America's Future Series seeks to keep the United States of America globally competitive by fostering collaboration and communication between the business sector, government, our military and academia.

Hosted by legendary oil entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens and moderated by the Dallas Business Journals’ Traci Merzi, the round table discussion will highlight the perspectives and opinions of Fluor CEO David Seaton, USAA Chairman General Joe Robles and 7-11 CEO Joe De Pinto on topics ranging from US energy independence, to dealing with cultural differences within an international corporation, to the value that military veterans bring to a company.

The beneficiaries of this event will be T. Boone Pickens Military Mentors Program established by Big Brothers Big Sisters ( and Association of the United States Army North Texas Chapter (

The America's Future Series takes great pride in organizing this event during the week of Veterans Day to honor the service to our country by our military veterans and to acknowledge the extraordinary support to our veterans by provided by Fluor, USAA and 7-11.

"We are extremely honored to present The America's Future Series Megellas Military Leader of the Year on November, 13th. This award is given to a military leader for outstanding service to our country both in uniform and after their military service. This year's award is being presented by previous recipient Four Star Admiral Pat Walsh to Navy Seal Clint Bruce, Founder of Carry the Load," stated David Hamilton, America's Future Series founder.

In addition to the round table participants and the awards recipients, other featured guests in attendance include Admiral Patrick Walsh, Clint Bruce, George P. Bush, Senator Ken Paxton, Lt. Colonel (ret) James “Maggie” Megellas and Jesus Delgado Jenkins.

A 5 Star Award Ceremony will honor the panel following the round table discussion. Special guests, honorees and professionals will have the opportunity to interact and build relationships with the hosts, speakers and other professionals.

Corporations and individuals may support and participate in the event in several ways – donations, sponsorship table and individual ticket sales. Participation is a great way for one to show support and gratitude of the military, service performed and the sacrifices made.

America’s Future Series hosts numerous events within the DFW area and across our nations – from golf tournaments to luncheons and summits. DFW upcoming events will be in March and April 2014. Sponsorships are available for corporations who would benefit and like to showcase products and services to this specific audience.

Event Information:

Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 11:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: DoubleTree Hotel (Campbell Centre) | 8250 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX | (214) 691-8700

Admission: $150; $95 for partner members
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Sponsorship opportunities are available; visit:

About America's Future Series - America’s Future Series is a Dallas-based organization that hosts events featuring recognized industry leaders and high caliber speakers with the intent of raising awareness and increasing the dialogue on issues relevant to the economy, energy, environment, education, health care and national security. All AFS events honor our military, give back to charity and collaborate to improve our nation’s future.To date, America's Future Series has raised over $2,000,000 for causes nationwide. To learn more about America’s Future Series, please visit, check us out on Facebook and LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter.

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