Annual Meeting

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake to Headline CHA Annual Meeting

CHA is pleased to announce that former United States Senator Jeff Flake will deliver the keynote address at CHA’s 101st Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Mr. Flake served as U.S. Senator from Arizona from 2013-2019, and as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001-2013.

Known for his ability to work across the political aisle, Sen. Flake took a stand for principle and civility in an era of hyper-partisanship in his New York Times bestseller, Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle.  His 2018 Senate floor speech titled “Truth and Democracy” was carried live on CNN, MSNBC, and the FOX News Channel.

While in the Senate, Sen. Flake chaired the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & the Law, which sits at the intersection of innovation and regulation.  He also chaired the Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee, where he passed landmark legislation on wildlife trafficking and democratic governance.  He was the lead House Republican in the successful effort to prohibit spending earmarks, and the lead Senate Republican in the successful effort to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Prior to entering Congress, Sen. Flake served as Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute in Arizona.  He also directed the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia during that nation’s transition to independence.  Sen. Flake holds degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Brigham Young University.  He is a contributor to CBS News and partners with CBS on a series called “Common Ground.”