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Dairy Facts 2016

Former CIA Director and Dairy Forum Speaker Says ‘No’ to Trump

Aug 10, 2016
General Michael Hayden

Dairy Forum 2017 promises to offer a powerful political program to help the industry launch the new year and adjust to a new administration. Kicking off the program with the Chairman’s Lecture will be General Michael Hayden, former director of both the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, who made headlines this week with a joint statement that he and 49 other former national security officials will not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

If the statement is any indication of the no-holds-barred kind of presentation Hayden will give at Dairy Forum, his timely talk will be a grand opening to the premier event for industry leaders. Don’t miss it; register today.

General Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who has served as director of both the CIA and the NSA. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge. He understands the dangers, risks and potential rewards of the political, economic and security situations facing the nation.

In addition to leading CIA and NSA, Hayden was the country's first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. He served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center and held senior staff positions at the Pentagon, the U.S. European Command, the National Security Council and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.

Hayden is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm focused on security and risk management, and serves as a visiting professor at the George Mason University School of Policy, Government and International Affairs.

What’s Ahead for Dairy?

More than 1,000 dairy leaders will convene at Dairy Forum 2017 to chart the new political landscape, hear from experts about issues and trends shaping the industry and engage in blue-sky thinking about policies that matter most to the dairy industry.

Registration is now available online. Dairy Forum 2017 will be held Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at the J.W. Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes hotel in Orlando. For more information about hotel and travel reservations, visit the Dairy Forum microsite.

Members with questions may contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator and registrar, at

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