Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be a keynote speaker at THINK 13 in Chicago this spring, CO-OP Financial Services announced Tuesday.
Booker has served as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city since 2006 and was re-elected in 2010. His topic at THINK 13 – set for April 29-May 2 at the Swissotel in the Windy City – is “How to Change the World With Your Bare Hands.”
Booker is a Stanford graduate, Rhodes Scholar and Yale-educated lawyer who has focused on crime reduction, improving parks and playgrounds and increasing affordable housing in his tenure as mayor.
“Mayor Booker is a perfect addition to our speaker roster as this year’s THINK conference is zeroing in on how to ‘Disrupt Business as Usual,’” said Stan Hollen, president/CEO of CO-OP in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
“He has marshaled resources and empowered people to revitalize his city and we’re looking forward to learning how Mayor Booker is doing it and how we can apply those lessons to our credit unions,” Booker said in Tuesday’s announcement.
Registration for the big CUSO’s annual conference has begun and is available online. Early bird registration continues through Jan. 31.