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MacB Conference Ends on High Note with Presentation by the Honorable Dr. John Hillen, Executive-in-Residence and Professor at George Mason University

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) ended its three-day Leadership Conference on a high note by hosting The Honorable Dr. John Hillen, Executive-in-Residence and Professor of Practice at George Mason University. Dr. Hillen spoke to 70 MacB senior executives, directors and advisors on Wednesday, May 11 in Columbus, Ohio.

His presentation, entitled “Creating Value through Leadership,” explained the difference between management and leadership, and how characteristics of great leaders vary based on roles within an organization. Dr. Hillen also discussed how successful leaders share similar core characteristics including trust, integrity, a strong moral compass and an intense focus on the mission, especially during times of crisis.

Dr. Hillen is an accomplished CEO in the government contracting space and served as the Assistant Secretary of State in the Bush administration from 2005-2007. In the role, he was the senior State department official responsible for coordinating America’s diplomatic strategy with military operations. Dr. Hillen is a leading public policy intellectual, decorated combat veteran and business leader in the national security community. He is a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Hampden-Sydney College.

Dr. Hillen graduated from Duke University, holds a Master’s Degree from King’s College London, a doctorate from Oxford, and received his MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell.

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