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MacB Welcomes the Honorable Dr. John Hillen as Guest Speaker During Leadership Conference

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) welcomed the Honorable Dr. John Hillen, a leadership and strategy Professor of Practice and Executive in Residence at George Mason University, as its first guest speaker on Monday, April 30 to help kick off MacB’s 2018 Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Hillen spoke to more than 70 senior executives, directors, and key advisors in attendance by providing a thorough overview of the many leadership challenges faced by today’s leaders as outlined in his new book entitled, “What Happens Now? Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You.”  

The book, coauthored with Dr. Mark D. Nevins, includes many influential testimonials and personal stories from CEOs, Military Commanders, Board Executives and other industry leaders on how to successfully navigate at the highest levels of performance in dynamic social, financial and technical environments. One of the main themes throughout Dr. Hillen’s presentation to MacB employees was how leaders must constantly evolve to remain effective when things that worked in the past will no longer be good enough for the future.

His views on leadership have been garnered over many years as a public and private company CEO in different industries, and as a board chair and director. Dr. Hillen was also an Assistant Secretary of State in the Bush administration, served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a decorated combat veteran. He graduated from Duke University, earned a master’s degree from King’s College London, has a doctorate from Oxford, and an MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell.

The coauthored business book written by Drs. Hillen and Nevins will be published by SelectBooks, Inc. on Tuesday, May 15, and available to the general public on Amazon at or via

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