DesignColumbus 2019 Keynote: “Demonstrate Inspired Leadership”

Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army, Retired, President & CEO, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, will deliver the DesignColumbus 2019 Keynote Address.

LTG Ferriter served 35 years in the US Army, including three tours of duty in Iraq and combat service in Somalia. In his last role with the US Army as Commanding General, LTG Ferriter led 75 Army installations and bases, comprised of a 75,000-person workforce, while managing a $12 billion budget. He transformed the way business was conducted and services were delivered, achieving efficiency and cost savings. His civilian career has been dedicated to helping veteran-owned businesses, service organizations and associations.

The keynote address will focus on tangible ways to inspire a workforce and create excellence. LTG Ferriter will share how to build character, confidence and courage to face daily challenges as well as how to identify and manage obstacles.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum

The construction and opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) received national attention. The NVMM is more than a war memorial or a military museum; its focus is on the veteran’s experience and it seeks to transcend single historical events, telling individual and collective stories.

The architecture and landscape design of the museum incorporate views of the adjacent Scioto River. Outdoor walking paths and a rooftop plaza maximize contemplative spaces. The building, designed by Alllied Works Architecture, is formed of intersecting concrete rings. The architects created the rings as symbols of the branches of service, which support of one another. Functionally, the rings provide ramps up to the plaza.

Sit-down lunch will be served during the DesignColumbus 2019 12:00 p.m. keynote, taking place April 8th at COSI. Click here for further details about the event.

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