Former President of the National Women’s Political Caucus to Speak at Otterbein

Posted Nov 05, 2019

The Kathy A. Krendl Distinguished Lecture Series at Otterbein University is proud to present its inaugural guest, Anita Perez Ferguson, former president of the National Women’s Political Caucus, to share her insights into the impact e-commerce is having on face-to-face service jobs and how international labor markets, material sourcing and trade agreements are impacting reliable job forecasting in the United States. This lecture, “Preparing for an Uncertain Future: Two Reliable Roads,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Point at Otterbein, 60 Collegeview Road. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Anita Perez Ferguson, Ph.D., is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and commentator for WAMC, Northeast public radio in New York on issues of democratic diversity as well as domestic and international public policy. Dr. Perez Ferguson formerly served in Washington, D.C., as the President of the National Women’s Political Caucus and the White House Liaison to the U.S. Department of Transportation. She has provided leadership, political skills and training to women in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. In 1990 and 1992, she was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from California. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C.

Honoring the legacy of Otterbein’s 20th President, the Kathy A. Krendl Distinguished Lecture Series connects prominent thought leaders with our campus and our community. To advance president Krendl’s legacy, the series will host compelling and thought-provoking scholars, dignitaries, business visionaries, and others who impact the areas of innovation, leadership and collaboration. The series will welcome diverse outlooks that prompt dialogue, advance opportunity and inclusion, spark innovation and foster the pace-setting initiatives that distinguish Otterbein’s past, present, and future.