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U.S. Navy’s First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot to Give Todd Lecture

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is proud to welcome Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, as the 2019 Residency Conference keynote and Todd Lecture Series speaker on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in Mack Hall auditorium for a talk on “Lessons in Leadership.”

This lecture is free and open to the public. 

Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, most extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. Her experience and message supports Norwich University's goal to be a learning community that is "global in perspective, engaged in personal and intellectual transformation and dedicated to knowledge, mutual respect, creativity and service."

Having flown missions worldwide as a combat mission-ready Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve, and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk. In her keynote presentation, Lohrenz will share her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world's most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier.

Lohrenz's timely message about high performing teams and developing a culture of learning is based on the best-practices of high reliability organizations. The process, “Prepare, Perform, Prevail,” helps businesses manage risk while becoming a high performing organization. Her ability to connect with a broad audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and speaker.

Lohrenz is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging leadership and diversity training that directly impacts success. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career allows her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on women’s leadership Issues.

In addition to serving as Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies 2019 Residency Conference keynote speaker, Lohrenz has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to companies as diverse as Cisco, Dell, TEVA, Deloitte, Underwriters Laboratories, Verizon, AT&T, Kimberly Clark, State Farm Insurance, and Sea Ray Boats.

Lohrenz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership. 

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About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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