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Global Leadership Summit set for Aug. 8-9

Jul. 07, 2013 @ 11:12 PM

HUNTINGTON -- On Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8-9, The C.I. Thornburg Co. Inc. and First Presbyterian Church in Huntington will partner to host The Global Leadership Summit.

The two-day summit at the church, located at 1015 5th Ave., will feature a live telecast with renowned speakers, including Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State; Mark Burnett, Emmy-award winning executive of "Survivor," "The Voice" and "The Bible" mini-series; Patrick Lencioni, founder and president of the Table Group and best-selling author; Dr. Brene Brown, University of Houston research professor; Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church; and more.

Best experienced in a team setting, the Global Leadership Summit allows leaders and their teams to hold each other accountable and create an environment where everyone has influence and the potential to spark positive change.

"We have attended this event in Lexington over the past few years and found it inspiring and thought-provoking on how to be true to Christian values in a leadership position," Ed Morrison, president of C.I. Thornburg, said in a news release. "We are fortunate to have the opportunity to help bring The Summit to the Huntington area to inspire local leaders."

Originating at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., the Global Leadership Summit will be transmitted live via satellite to more than 230 locations throughout the United States on Aug. 8 and 9, and videocast to more than 300 international host sites in 90 countries before the end of 2013.

To register for the event, visit www.willowcreek.com/summit. Online registration closes at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. For more details or special rate information, contact Mary Beth Anderson of the C.I. Thornburg Co. Inc. at 304-523-3484 or marybeth.anderson@cithornburg.com.

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