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Friday, May 17, 2024 | Ingleside Hotel, Pewaukee, WI

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Douglas Bradburn, Ph.D.

Douglas Bradburn - Keynote 

Douglas Bradburn, Ph.D.
President & CEO at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Douglas Bradburn is an American historian, and author, and has been the President and CEO at George Washington's Mount Vernon since 2018. Bradburn was born in Wisconsin but was raised in Virginia. He began his service at George Washington's Mount Vernon in 2013 and has functioned as the Founding Director for the Fred W. Smith National Library, which is devoted to the study of George Washington's life and his role in the American Revolution era, and which also serves as a forum for scholarly research and leadership development. Bradburn has an extensive background in teaching history and advancing historical scholarships.

In his remarks at this year’s LCCA Liberty Gala as keynote speaker, Bradburn will portray a side of President George Washington that many of us have never seen – how he classically educated himself, why that mattered, and how this had a direct effect on the founding of our great nation.



Governor Scott walker - Special Guest 

45th Governor of Wisconsin | 2011-2019

Governor Scott Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delevan, WI when he was in third grade.  There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part-time as a bookkeeper and secretary.  Scott was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion's Boys State and Boys National programs.

In June 1993, Scott was elected to the state assembly, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities.  In 2002, he was elected to the Milwaukee County executive office.  In this position, Scott worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government and faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own.

In 2008, he won re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote. On November 2, 2011, he was elected the 45th Governor of Wisconsin.  Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an eight percent unemployment rate, he immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order and government accountability in Wisconsin.

Scott become the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012.  He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015.  He has served on the boards of Students for Life Action, American Federation for Children, and the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions.

Scott and his wife, Tonette, have two adult sons.