• Chamber Leading Ladies: Navigating Change

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    Name: Chamber Leading Ladies: Navigating Change
    Date: April 2, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Please join us for our quarterly Leading Ladies Event: Navigating Change on Tuesday, April 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the I Hotel and Conference Center in the Alma Mater Room.

    Navigating 30 Years of Change:
    A Personal Perspective of Women in Federal Service
    Ms. Beyler will share the inspirational story of how, beginning as a troubled 17 year-old, she overcame challenges to join the Marine Corps, build a career, open paths, brake barriers, and make a difference both in the military and now as a Federal Senior Executive. Rising from the lowest enlisted rank as a Marine Corps Private to the highest echelons of Federal service, Ms. Beyler has spent more than 30 years leading through the changes in American society that opened opportunities for women in the military and U.S. government.  She will talk about her experience as a woman serving in
    foreign countries, in the U.S. Senate, and within the Department of Defense.

    A full lunch will be provided.

    Cost to attend is $29 for members and $39 for non-members. Registration deadline is Monday, April 1, by 5:00 p.m.

    Questions? Email Lindsay or call 217.359.1791.

    About the Speaker:

    Ms. Juliet Beyler assumed the duties as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (ADCNO MPT&E) in July 2018.   

    As the ADCNO MPT&E (OPNAV N1B), she serves as the civilian executive advisor to the Chief of Naval Personnel.  Together they are responsible for driving efforts to develop, modernize, and transform Navy personnel policies and systems, for planning, programming, and budgeting of all MPT&E resources, and for managing personnel policies and programs related to Sailors and their families.    

    Ms. Beyler previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Military Manpower and Personnel) and in multiple Senior Executive Service positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, to include as the Principal Director for Force Resiliency, the Director of Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management, and as the Special Assistant for senior officer matters. 
    Before re-joining the Department of Defense, Ms. Beyler served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the office of U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia from 2008-2011 where she was responsible for liaison to the Senate Committees on Armed Services and Veterans Affairs, and for oversight of defense, veterans’ affairs, homeland security, intelligence, and appropriation issues. 

    A native of Chicago, Ms. Beyler enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1984.  She served as a Korean cryptologic linguist and intelligence analyst for ten years before receiving her commission through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program and, as one of the Marine Corps’ first female combat engineer officers.  Over the course of her 23-year Marine Corps career, she completed numerous deployments around the world to locations such as Thailand, Russia, Haiti, the Philippines, and the Balkans.  She commanded three times and served two combat tours in Iraq as a commanding officer and battalion operations officer. 

    Ms. Beyler graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Economics and completed a graduate certificate program in non-profit executive management with Georgetown University. 

    Leading Ladies is an incubator to create multi-generational connections between professional women leading to personal, professional and community advancement. This initiative is intended to offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support through mastermind meetings and events that will take place quarterly.
    1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL 61820
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