The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced that former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will be a featured speaker at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry. The Conference takes place October 19-22 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
As a featured speaker at The Conference, Mr. Gibbs will provide his thoughts on the current political environment and share his insider perspective on the inner workings of the Obama Administration. Mr. Gibbs will also discuss recent changes to healthcare laws and other important issues he worked on throughout his tenure in the White House.
“Robert Gibbs is a talented and seasoned communications professional who helped President Obama shape his message while in the Senate, on the campaign trail and most recently in the White House. His familiarity with the President, his expertise on numerous critical policies currently being discussed in Washington and his lengthy record of success make him uniquely qualified to speak to attendees,” said Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN. “Mr. Gibbs proved himself a master of communicating in a chaotic environment, and as White House Press Secretary, he dealt with an extraordinarily large volume of important moments in American history. He will be a wonderful addition to our roster of speakers.”
Mr. Gibbs was the 28th White House Press Secretary, working for President Barack Obama. He was the communications director for then-U.S. Senator Obama and Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Prior to joining Senator Obama’s team, Mr. Gibbs was press secretary of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and has previously specialized in Senate campaigns, having served as communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for four individual Senate campaigns, including those of Obama in 2004 and Fritz Hollings in 1998. Mr. Gibbs was also the press secretary of Representative Bob Etheridge.
Mr. Gibbs left his White House position in February of 2011 and is currently working as a senior strategist to the Obama/Biden 2012 re-election campaign.
The Conference has gained a reputation for its substantive programming, relevant to CEOs, senior and middle management in the dietary supplement industry. In addition to Mr. Gibbs, The Conference agenda will feature industry leaders, economic and market research experts, scientists and political experts, including fellow former White House staffer Karl Rove.
Located approximately 20 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport and approximately 20 miles north of Long Beach Airport, the Terranea Resort is an oceanfront property that offers stunning views and access to the pristine natural beauty of the southern California coastline. The Conference and The Workshop: CRN’s Annual Day of Science are open to CRN members and non-members. There are several registration options for The Conference and those interested are encouraged to visit http://www.crnusa.org/2011events/ for more information.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our 75+ manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org.