Maryland's 1st Female Lt. Governor & Child Advocate
Ms. Townsend has a long history of accomplishment in the public arena, and for the last decade has in the private sector. She is a Managing Director at the Rock Creek Group, an investment management company. She is Chair of the Governor’s Retirement Security Task Force for the State of Maryland. Read More >
On Chris Matthew's Hardball
Townsend identifies and discusses ethical issues in education, business and government and delves into the ethical lessons she has learned in her life and political career, and shows how they can apply not just to government and schools, but to business as well. She also looks at what organizations and individuals can do to improve their ethical choices and shares her current experience with Operation Respect.
Townsend offers specific examples of government programs that have worked effectively, including programs that she has designed, implemented, and run. She examines the key points necessary for making government work: having a vision and a goal, maintaining a results-oriented focus (just as in a business environment), and the crucial nature of citizen involvement.
Time is precious to us all making the gift of time all the more valuable. Giving time as a volunteer offering community service is just one way that people work together to make a difference and to effect change. Townsend explores reasons for, and rewards gained from, passionate volunteering. She shows how getting involved can make an important difference in your own life and the lives of others.
Townsend offers an historic overview of women’s search for power, and how their ambition has often been criticized. She addresses the challenges young women continue to face today, and shows how to identify them and overcome them. In this funny, entertaining, and above all inspiring speech, Townsend offers valuable, useful insights based on her personal experiences in “a man’s world”.
"Thursday’s event was quite nice. Kathleen was at once erudite, funny and totally approachable. She made a point of speaking to everyone at the reception, and remarked how impressed she was by the diversity of the audience."
"Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was absolutely wonderful. It was one of the best events we've ever sponsored! Thanks for all your help in making this a great event!"
"Kathleen was absolutely wonderful!!! She was charming, gracious and her stories were delightful. She really did her research and tied her stories about her work as Lt. Governor right to our work here locally. Everyone left completely inspired! I can't say enough about how perfect Kathleen was for the day! A million thank yous to you for recommending her. You're going to have a hard time topping that for us for next year."
"I can't say enough how much we enjoyed having Kathleen speak at our event. She was such a joy! Her remarks were funny, poignant and on-topic. I've never met a more down-to-earth professional speaker before. Thank you SO much for recommending her. Our volunteers and guests are still raving about her!"
"Kathleen is a delight. We could not have asked for a better speaker! There are people in this world that truly believe in making our world a better place – Kathleen is one of those people.
We thank you for suggesting Kathleen. She was the perfect fit for the luncheon. She left an impression."
"She was absolutely wonderful, inspiring and I came in today to over 75 emails about the luncheon. Thanks."
"She was very well prepared! Her six points for nonprofits were on the mark. Also right on the mark was her evaluation of our need in Nashville for community goals. We have economic goals, but specific social and educational goals.
The immediate standing ovation for her was genuine, and I heard numerous remarks all throughout the day about how impressed, moved, and awed they were by her talk."