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Senator Ben Sasse

US Senator

Ben Sasse is a United States Senator,representing the great state of Nebraska. He
was elected in a 2014 landslide, winning eachof Nebraska’s 93 counties, and securing thesecond-largest margin for a new senator inthe history of the state. A  fth-generationNebraskan, Ben grew up walking beans and
detasseling corn, experiences that taughthim the value of hard work. A graduate of
Fremont High School, he was recruited towrestle at Harvard and then earned a PhD in American history at Yale. Ben comes to the Senate having spent thelast  ve years as a college president. When he was recruited to takeover the failing Midland University, Ben was just 37 years old, makinghim one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. The
130-year- old Lutheran college was on the verge of bankruptcy when hearrived, but became one of the fastest-growing higher educationinstitutions in the country by the time of his departure. Most of hiscareer has been spent guiding companies and institutions throughtimes of crisis with straight talk about the core issues. He has workedwith the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey and Company, as wellas private equity  rms and not-for- pro t organizations, to tacklefailing strategies across a broad array of sectors and nations. Benbelieves that we have a moral obligation to pass along a country asgreat and free and opportunity- lled to the next generation as wewere blessed to inherit from our grandparents.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, July 14
 

8:15pm