Business leader and formerpresidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual Gala dinner on May 13. The event precedes the party’s state convention which will be the next day.
“I’m extremely excited to have a conservative leader like Mrs. Fiorina headline this great event,” said Pam Pollard, chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. “Mrs. Fiorina’s ideas about how to reform Washington and get our economy moving again are exactly what Oklahomans talk to me about every day. We’re really thrilled she’s going to be our keynote speaker.”
The Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual Gala Dinner will be at the Skirvin Hilton on May 13 in Downtown Oklahoma City, 1 Park Avenue. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Mrs. Fiorina will be attending the reception and will be the keynote speaker at the dinner.
“Carly is a tested and proven leader,” Pollard said. “She has battled breast cancer and buried a child. Getting her start in the corporate world as a secretary for a small real estate business, Fiorina quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the country’s most respected CEOs in technology.
“In 1999, Carly was recruited to HP to save a struggling company that had become a bloated, inept bureaucracy that had failed to meet expectations for 9 quarters. As CEO of HP, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business and the first outsider to lead HP. During the worst technology recession in 25 years, she focused on innovation and leading again. While lots of other tech companies went out of business altogether, Carly saved 80,000 jobs and would grow the company to 160,000 jobs.
“Carly is now a leader in the conservative movement standing alongside all Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them. She believes we must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish. She believes we must fix our festering problems by holding our bloated, inept government bureaucracy accountable. And she believes Republicans must stand for conservative principles that lift people up and recognize all Americans have the right to fulfill their God-given potential.”