Colin Powell, 65th U.S. secretary of state and retired four-star general, will discuss “Leadership: Taking Charge,” 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom, 100 N. 3rd St.

Soldier. Diplomat. Patriot. Inspiration. Powell has proven to be all of these things during a career of public service spanning more than five decades. A senior military official and cabinet member through four presidential administrations, Powell is an inspirational speaker whose commitment to leadership, freedom and country make him an American icon.

The event is hosted by O’Connor House Distinguished Speaker Series and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Check in begins at 11 a.m.; Cost is $75 per person. For more information or to register, call 602-495-2195 or visit and look for Featured Events.

A special separately ticketed VIP reception with Powell will take place 1:30-2:30 p.m. For more information about the reception, contact Sarah Suggs, O’Connor House, at 602-730-3300 or


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