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Secretary Elaine Chao

Friday, February 3, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)


Secretary Elaine Chao 
18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation and 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm

The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches will present the 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation and 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao, at a luncheon event on Friday, February 3, at Noon at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Secretary Chao is an inspiring and consequential leader. When she was unanimously confirmed to her first cabinet post as Secretary of Labor, she became the first woman of Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage to serve in the President’s Cabinet in history.  

As Secretary of Transportation, Secretary Chao focused on keeping the country’s transportation system safe and efficient; invested more than $300 billion in infrastructure over three and a half years; and promoted American innovation in autonomous vehicles, drones, commercial space and supersonic jets. During the COVID-19 health crisis, Secretary Chao’s decisive actions kept America’s transportation networks open, safe and moving.

As Secretary of Labor, Secretary Chao focused on increasing the competitiveness of America’s workforce in a worldwide economy by updating outdated regulations and training programs to empower workers. She set new records for workplace safety and health, compensation, and retirement security.

Chao arrived in the United States in third grade not knowing how to speak English. She received her citizenship at the age of 19. It was her experience transitioning to a new country that motivated her to ensure that everyone has access to the opportunities in our country.    

Prior to being U. S. Secretary of Labor, Secretary Chao was President and CEO of United Way of America. She was also Director of the Peace Corps. Secretary Chao began her public service as a White House Fellow. She then served as Deputy Maritime Administrator, U. S. Department of Transportation; Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission; and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. She had also worked as a banker in the private sector.

Secretary Chao is an experienced board member having served as director of Fortune 500 companies while out of government. She currently serves on the boards of Kroger and a number of new economy technology companies in the mobility sector. She is also a director on many nonprofit boards, including Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, Global Advisory Board and a trustee of Ford’s Theater, Ronald Reagan Foundation, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Secretary Chao earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and is the recipient of 37 honorary degrees.

Tickets for this event are now on sale.


Member Tickets: $50
Applicant Tickets: $60
Guest Tickets: $75
Public Tickets: $125
Event-to-Event Table (10): $650
Event-to-Event Half Table (5): $325
Full Season Table (10): $500
Half Season Table (5): $250
Member Virtual Ticket: $25
Non-Member Virtual Ticket: $30

Ticket orders may also be made by phone to Nadia Spivak at (561) 881-9977.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts -- Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
Event Contact
Nadia Spivak
(561) 881-9977
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Friday, February 3, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
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