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Former CIA, NSA Director Hayden to Keynote Work Truck Show

October 10, 2017


General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2018.  His address will take place on Thursday, March 8, as part of the President’s Breakfast at the concurrent NTEA Annual Meeting.

The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event, is scheduled for March 6-9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational sessions, the Green Truck Summit, and the Fleet Technical Congress will begin on March 6, and the exhibit hall will be open March 7-9.

As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies through two presidential administrations, from 1999–2009, Gen. Hayden was on the front line of global change, the war on terrorism, and the growing cybersecurity challenge. NTEA stated that he understands the dangers, risks and potential rewards of the political, economic and security situations our country — and the world — are currently facing.

In addition to leading CIA and NSA, Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. In all of these jobs, he worked to put a human face on American intelligence, noted NTEA.

“This is one of the most relevant keynote addresses you will have the opportunity to hear,” said Todd Davis, 2018 NTEA Convention chairman, and vice president of Phenix Enterprises Inc. “Gen.Hayden is an expert on intelligence matters like cybersecurity, government surveillance, and geopolitics, and he has dedicated his life to protecting both American security and liberty. He will offer an invaluable leadership perspective on navigating through key challenges industry businesses face today.”

Today, Hayden is a principal at Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government. He has been a frequent expert commentator on major news outlets and in top publications. He was featured in the HBO documentary Manhunt, which looked at espionage through the eyes of the insiders who led the secret war against Osama bin Laden, and in Showtime’s The Spymasters, a detailed look at directors of the Central Intelligence Agency.

A ticket is required to attend the President’s Breakfast, which is sponsored by Ford Commercial Vehicles. President’s Breakfast tickets are not included in any registration package — they are only available separately. To purchase a ticket and register for the Show, visit

The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest work truck event. It features the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and truck equipment on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 square feet. The event includes a robust educational conference with sessions designed to help attendees improve their operations. 

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