What: Deborah Mullen and her husband Retired Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the featured guests at the Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region Preview Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, October 10.  The reception aims to build excitement for the organization’s 2013 Advocacy Awards Dinner in the spring.  The event will be hosted by Dinner Chair, Candi Wolff, Citi’s Executive Vice President and Head of Global Government Affairs and held on Citigroup’s Rooftop Terrace in Northwest Washington.


The Easter Seals Advocacy Awards Dinner honors leaders in philanthropy and public policy who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to advancing opportunities for people with disabilities and other special needs, including veterans and wounded warriors in the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region.


The 2013 Dinner will celebrate the Easter Seals Veterans Employment Program.  Since its inception in 2010, the Easter Seals Veterans Employment Program has placed more than 200 veterans in positions with more than 60 companies.  Easter Seals has invested close to $300,000 in job training for veterans.


Who: Deborah Mullen is serving as the Honorary Chair of the 2013 Advocacy Awards Dinner.   She is a leader and dedicated advocate for service members, veterans, military families, and surviving families of the fallen.


Retired Admiral Mike Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007-11 and has served in the U.S. Navy for over four decades.


Candi Wolff was included on The Washington Post’s list of “Who’s Who in the White House” during her tenure as Chief Lobbyist during George W. Bush’s presidency.  In July 2012, she was named one of Washington D.C.’s 25 most influential women by National Journal.


When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Citigroup Rooftop Terrace, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC


Contact: Andy Krauss – (301) 661-2145 (c); (301) 920-9704 (o);


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