"Celebrating the Future of the Fort Smith Region"
Make plans to join us for our biggest event of the year! Our Annual Meeting recaps our prior year's activities and puts focus on the goals of the Chamber for the upcoming year.
We will also highlight accomplishments important to our Chamber members.
Attendees will also learn more about the Foreign Military Sales Project and it's importance to our Community.
Keynote Speaker: John M. Simmons, Founder & Managing Partner of The Roosevelt Group
Keynote Speaker Bio:John M. Simmons is a founder and managing partner of The Roosevelt Group and represents clients with interests in congressional appropriations, cybersecurity, defense, federal budget, homeland security, space and technology before Congress and the executive branch. His client base varies across the economic and political spectrum including small R&D startups, large companies targeting government procurement, economic development entities, as well as states and local military support organizations focused on military mission enhancement and growth.
Prior to founding The Roosevelt Group in 2012, John spent 11 years as a senior advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he initiated and led the national security lobbying and BRAC practice. As part of his portfolio, he successfully defended several states and defense communities during the last BRAC round. John worked with the City of Virginia Beach and Commonwealth of Virginia on a strategic plan to resolve mission and base encroachment issues in Hampton Roads, later recognized by Congress and the Department of Defense as the model for communities dealing with similar challenges.
John M. Simmons earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and professional certificates in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence through Harvard University and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, respectively.
Date and Time
Tuesday Oct 25, 2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
October 25, 2022
VIP Meet & Greet 10:30am-11:30am
Fort Smith Convention Center, Halls A-B-C
800 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, AR 72901
Entrances located near Rogers Ave. adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott Hotel