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CCG Event Highlights Boardroom Implications of Election

October 24, 2012

The Honorable Thomas M. Davis, a former Virginian congressman and director of Deloitte and Touche, shared his perspectives on what will be “The Implications of the 2012 Elections for the Boardroom” at an event sponsored by Drexel LeBow's Center for Corporate Governance. About 40 business leaders, representing a variety of industries, attended the event, which was moderated by Ralph A. Walkling, Ph.D., executive director of the Center, and held at the Union League in Philadelphia.

Davis began the discussion by addressing the threat of America “going over the fiscal cliff” and the ramifications that would have for the economy. He offered “if/then” scenarios based on either outcome of the election and interjected anecdotes from American history to support his examples.

Among a variety of topics, Davis discussed the implications of American debt, immigration and political reform, Dodd-Frank, government regulations and term limits, answering questions from the floor.

Davis is well-regarded as a political historian and served in public office from 1979 to 2008, including seven terms in the House of Representatives representing Northern Virginia. He earned national recognition as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2000 and 2002 when he was recognized for maintaining his party’s majority in the House of Representatives.

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