This article was published in the September 2019 edition of NTEA News.
NTEA is pleased to welcome Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017–2019), to The Work Truck Show® 2020. Her moderated conversation will take place the morning of Thursday, March 5, as part of the NTEA Annual Meeting (formerly President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting).
The 20th annual Work Truck Show runs March 3–6 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit, and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference begin March 3, and the exhibit hall is open March 4–6. Registration opens in October.
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As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Haley helped introduce reforms that made the organization more efficient, transparent and accountable. In a two-year period, she negotiated more than $1.3 billion in savings, including making UN peacekeeping missions more effective while improving their ability to protect civilians. She also championed human rights across the globe, standing up to oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Russia. In the UN Security Council, she hosted the first-ever session devoted solely to promoting human rights.
Haley spearheaded negotiations for passage of the strongest set of sanctions ever placed on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program, cutting off the regime’s exports by 90% and its access to oil by 30%.
In 2010, Haley was elected as the first female and first minority governor of South Carolina. She was reelected in 2014 and served as governor until becoming U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and joining President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and National Security Council in January 2017. Under Governor Haley’s leadership, South Carolina was a national leader in economic development.
Known as the “Beast of the Southeast,” South Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a 15-year low, saw more than $20 billion in new capital investment and created new jobs in every county in the state. In 2019, Haley founded Stand for America, an advocacy group.
Registration is required to attend NTEA’s Annual Meeting — sponsored by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Tickets will be available for purchase separately when registration opens in October.
Learn more at worktruckshow.com or call 800-441-6832. Join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWorkTruckShow and Twitter @WorkTruckShow with the official Work Truck Show hashtag #worktrucks20.
2019 NTEA Annual Meeting.