General Michael Hayden, former CIA and NSA director, to provide keynote at The Work Truck Show 2018

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Served on the frontline of the war on terrorism and cyber challenges

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Oct. 10, 2017) — General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show® 2018.  His address will take place on Thursday, March 8, as part of the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.

The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event, is scheduled March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress begin March 6, and the exhibit hall is open March 7–9.

As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies through two presidential administrations from 1999–2009, General Hayden was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber security challenge. He understands the dangers, risks and potential rewards of the political, economic and security situations our country — and the world — are currently facing.

In addition to leading CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. In all of these jobs, he worked to put a human face on American intelligence.

“This is one of the most relevant keynote addresses you will have the opportunity to hear,” says Todd Davis, 2018 NTEA Convention chairman, and vice president of Phenix Enterprises Inc. “General Hayden is an expert on intelligence matters like cyber security, government surveillance and geopolitics, and he has dedicated his life to protecting both American security and liberty. He will offer an invaluable leadership perspective on navigating through key challenges industry businesses face today.”

Today, Hayden is a principal at Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. He has been a frequent expert commentator on major news outlets and in top publications. He was featured in the HBO documentary Manhunt, which looked at espionage through the eyes of the insiders who led the secret war against Osama bin Laden, and in Showtime’s The Spymasters, a detailed look at directors of the Central Intelligence Agency.

A ticket is required to attend the President’s Breakfast, which is sponsored by Ford Commercial Vehicles. President’s Breakfast tickets are not included in any registration package — they are only available separately. To purchase a ticket and register for the Show, visit worktruckshow.com.

The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest work truck event. It features the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and truck equipment on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 square feet. The event includes a robust educational conference with sessions designed to help attendees improve their operations. Anyone who works with vehicles, including public and private truck fleet operators, manufacturers, dealers and equipment distributors can find solutions to their business challenges at the Show.

For more information, visit worktruckshow.com or call 800-441-6832. Join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWorkTruckShow and on Twitter at @WorkTruckShow with the official Work Truck Show hashtag #worktrucks18, Green Truck Summit hashtag #greentrucks18 and Fleet Technical Congress hashtag #fleets18. 

ABOUT NTEA
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,950 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, market data and statistics, education, and member programs and services. The Association has a long history of producing and hosting industry events. These offerings have evolved over the years, culminating into what is, today, The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event. NTEA maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.

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Editor’s note: General Michael Haydens photo and high-resolution photos from The Work Truck Show 2017 are available for download in the online pressroom at worktruckshow.com/photosandlogos.