Residency Conference Keynote

2019 Residency Conference Keynote

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The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is proud to welcome Carey Lohrenz to campus as the 2019 Residency Conference keynote and Todd Lecture Series speaker. Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. Her experience and message supports Norwich University's goal to be a learning community that is "global in perspective, engaged in personal and intellectual transformation and dedicated to knowledge, mutual respect, creativity and service."

As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. In her motivating and engaging presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world's most challenging environments - an aircraft carrier.

She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help her viewers triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.

Carey's ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and speaker.

Carey is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging Leadership, High Performing Organizations and Diversity Training that directly impacts success. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the Lessons Learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on Women’s Leadership Issues.

Carey has delivered her leadership and strategy experience to such companies as Cisco, Dell, TEVA, Deloitte, Underwriters Laboratories, Verizon, AT&T, Kimberly Clark, State Farm Insurance and Sea Ray Boats, to name a few.

Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.

Past Residency Keynote Speakers

2018
​Vinh Giang, Magician and Entrepreneur | watch lecture

2017
Peter Singer, Senior Fellow at New America, Author | watch lecture

2016
Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace | watch lecture

2015
U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mark Bowman, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber & Chief Information Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff | watch lecture

2014
Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of State | watch lecture

Todd Lecture Series

The Residency Conference Keynote is part of Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series. Since 2008, the Todd Lecture Series has brought revered, provocative and surprising speakers to campus. With a single guest in the fall, a series of lectures in the spring and one in the summer—each selected and hosted by an academic college—each year the series covers a variety of themes while remaining free and open to the public and the students, faculty, and staff.

The Todd Lecture Series has brought revered, provocative and surprising speakers to campus. With a single guest in the fall, a series of lectures in the spring and one in the summer--each selected and hosted by an academic college--each year the series covers a variety of themes while remaining free and open to the public and the students, faculty, and staff. For more information and a list of past speakers, visit the website.

The 2017-2018 Series Speakers

  • ​Sam Kass, Former Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition | watch lecture
  • Vinh Giang, Magician and Entrepreneur | watch lecture
  • Raymond W. Kelly, Author and longest-serving former New York City Police Commissioner | watch lecture
  • Peter W. Singer, author and futurist | watch lecture
  • "To Act As Well As To Think: Leadership, Innovation, and the Creative Impulse" Panel | watch lecture
  • ADM Phil Davidson, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command | watch lecture