Join us for a conference call with Katherine Gehl
Monday, January 29th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (4pm Pacific)
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About the Conference Call:
John Opdycke, the President of Open Primaries, will interview Katherine Gehl, a business leader and co-author (with Harvard Professor Michael Porter) of a recent Harvard Business School report titled “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America.”Gehl and Porter’s report is excellent. It challenges conventional wisdom about what’s wrong in politics.
“The starting point for understanding the problem is to recognize that our political system isn’t broken. Washington is delivering exactly what it is currently designed to deliver. The real problem is that our political system is no longer designed to serve the public interest, and has been slowly reconfigured to benefit the private interests of gain-seeking organizations: our major political parties and their industry allies.” - Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter, “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America.”
Katherine is a passionate advocate for structural political reform and has much to say about how the partisan system - including closed primaries - disempowers the American people.
John will be interviewing Katherine for approximately 30 minutes and then opening it up for questions from participants. Space is limited, so please register today.
Please read the executive summary of Gehl's report “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America” prior to the conference call on January 29th. You can download it here>
About Katherine Gehl:
Katherine Gehl is a business leader and a political innovation activist.
Katherine was president and CEO of Gehl Foods, Inc., a $250 Million high tech food manufacturing company in Wisconsin where she led an aggressive and transformational growth strategy. In 2015, Katherine sold the company—in part to be able to dedicate more time to political reform.
Katherine’s background also includes roles as Vice President of Bernstein Investment Research and Management, Special Assistant to Mayor Richard M Daley for Technology and Economic Development, Director of Information Technology at Chicago Public Schools and an appointment to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation under President Barack Obama.
Katherine graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and holds an MA in education from the Catholic University of America, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.