You are cordially invited to the annual charitable banquet of the New York Latter-day Saint Professional Association (NYLDSPA*), a non-profit organization sponsored by -- but not limited to -- local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the BYU Management Society.* Please join us as we present the Visionary Leadership Award and hear from this year's special guests!
Former United States Senator from Connecticut and Connecticut Attorney General
Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Dinner and Program: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Note: The table sponsor and a guest (2 persons per sponsorship) are invited to attend a VIP reception prior to the main event. Details will be provided to sponsors after registration.
Register here by Sunday February 27, 2022. (Seating is limited and this event requires all attendees to register and prepay for the event before the registration deadline. Unfortunately, we will not be able to take payment at the door. Additionally, all attendees must comply with COVID-related event requirements, including proof of vaccination for entry and any city-mandated mask requirements at the time of the event)
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*The NYLDSPA exists to unite professionals of integrity from a wide variety of backgrounds, and to provide needs-based scholarships for New York area youth.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Former US Senator and CT Attorney General
Elder Quentin L. Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 6, 2007. Called as a General Authority in April 1996, he served in the Second Quorum, the First Quorum, and the Presidency of the Seventy.
He previously served in the Area Presidency in the Philippines, as president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest Areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department.
At the time of his call to be a General Authority of the Church, he was vice chairman of Sutter Health System. He had previously served as president and chief executive officer of a California healthcare system. Prior to that, he was a business lawyer and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He also served on the governing boards of a number of civic and business-related corporations.
He is a native of Logan, Utah, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University. Utah State University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
He has served the Church as full-time missionary in the British Mission and as a bishop, stake president in the San Francisco California Stake, Regional Representative, and Area Authority in the North America West Area.
He married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962. They are the parents of three children and have 11 grandchildren.
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Senior Council (New York) for Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, applies his impressive skills honed over decades of public service. A seasoned leader, Lieberman represents and advises clients on a wide range of public policy, strategic and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining Kasowitz, Senator Lieberman, the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee in 2000, served 24 years in the United States Senate, retiring in January 2013 following the end of his fourth term. During his tenure, Senator Lieberman helped shape legislation in virtually every major area of public policy including national and homeland security, foreign policy, fiscal policy, environmental protection, human rights, health care, trade, energy, cyber security and taxes. He served in many leadership roles including as chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, which is the Senate's major oversight and investigative committee. On that Committee, Senator Lieberman led numerous congressional investigations, including investigations into Enron’s collapse, the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, the Fort Hood mass shooting, and most recently the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Senator Lieberman served as the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut for six years. He also served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate, including three terms as majority leader.
NYLDSPA (BYU Management Society)
Tracy Farr has been involved with the NYLDSPA for over 10 years, the last two as President. He is an Investment Banking Director at Lazard and lives in Connecticut with his wife and three daughters. Tracy graduated from BYU in 2010.