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Rear Admiral Rick Williams On Leading the Economically Important Pacific Region
The Pacific Club
Honolulu, HI
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Join us as Admiral Rick Williams speaks on his first year as command of the Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific; his thoughts on leadership; as well as the projected impact the Navy will have on Hawaii's business economy in 2015.  

Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams earned a Master of Business degree from the University of Maryland, holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and completed the MIT Strategic Security Seminar XXI Fellowship. Personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards) Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Army Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement medal (three awards).  Major Command assignments included Commander Destroyer Squadron Two-Six, leading Maritime Security task groups in the Arabian Gulf from 2006 through 2008, followed by Deputy 5th Fleet and Director of Maritime Operations from 2008 through 2009 in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, as well as directing maritime Counter Piracy and Counter Terrorist operations. Prior to his current position, Williams served as Special Assistant to Chief of Naval Operations from 2009 to 2011 and Executive Assistant to the Commander, Central Command from  2011 through 2012. As a flag select, Williams led the Fleet Forces Assessments branch in support of the Navy's new Readiness Kill Chain enterprise initiative in 2012 and 2013.  RDML Williams assumed command of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific in July 2013.

According to a recent report from the Chamber of Commerce, the direct and indirect impacts of military expenditures are reported to generate $14.7 billion into Hawaii's economy, creating more than 102,000 jobs for residents that collectively report household incomes around $8.7 billion. Military expenditures totaling $8.8 billion annually has elevated the defense industry and military procurement contracts amount to about $2.3 billion annually, making it a prime source of contracting opportunities for hundreds of Hawaii's small businesses.  The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is Hawaii's largest industrial plant, employing more than 4,600 engineers and skilled technicians.

THE FARE:
The traditional holiday Thanksgiving buffet will be served.  If you require consideration for special dietary restrictions please make arrangements prior to November 14th.
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SUPPORT TOYS FOR TOTS AND BRING AN UNWRAPPED GIFT
Help make the holidays joyful for a child from toddler to young teen and bring an unwrapped toy.  
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SPONSOR OUR MILITARY GUESTS, $65
Celebrate Veterans Day by providing registration for one of our military guests.  SMEI is hosting the Marine Corps volunteers who are collecting for Toys for Tots and Admiral Williams' invited guests.  
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SPONSOR A UH-MANOA PI SIGMA EPSILON STUDENT, $65
Your sponsorship allows a student a seat at the table to learn from you and other professionals attending this meeting. The students assist at our events and raise funds for the SMEI Honolulu Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Stephanie Lee Uyeda by selling lucky draw tickets for donated prizes.

Special thanks to:
AQUA HOTELS AND RESORTS for a donated 2-night stay
DOLLAR RENT-A-CAR for a 3-day Hawaii car rental
STARWOOD HOTELS for $50 in Rumfire Waikiki gift certificates

If you have an item to donate, please email Karen Smith at Karen@smeihonolulu.com
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SPONSOR THIS DINNER MEETING
Market your company to our audience of sales and marketing professionals. Includes:
2 registrations ($150 value)
3 minutes of podium time during the program
6-ft display table
Logo promotion on www.smeihonolulu.com, evite & on-screen
Distribute collateral/logo items at each place setting
Meet the speaker! Seats at the speaker table(limited availability)
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PACIFIC CLUB DRESS CODE
Business, Business Casual, and Aloha Attire.
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
Online registration has ended for this event. On site registration is available for an additional fee. Contact Karen Smith at (808) 942-7000 or Karen@smeihonolulu.com

Location

The Pacific Club (View)
1451 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States


Categories

Education > Business

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu, Inc.
On BPT Since: Aug 15, 2013
 
SMEI Honolulu
(808) 942-7000
info@smeihonolulu.com
smeihonolulu.com
 


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