Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania Governor, to headline MAJ Annual Banquet
MICHIGAN — Yesterday, the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) confirmed that the former governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, will be the keynote speaker at the MAJ 69th Annual Banquet. The former governor is currently special counsel at the law firm of Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia. Mr. Rendell is also a frequent contributor to NBC News and MSNBC.
“We are very excited to welcome Governor Rendell to Michigan,” said MAJ President Jerry Acker. “He is an inspirational speaker and has been an impressive leader as both mayor of Philadelphia and as governor."
As governor, Rendell led the charge to reinvest in Pennsylvania's infrastructure and helped move the state toward a cleaner renewable energy future by utilizing wind and solar power. He continues fighting for similar initiatives today in his role as the co-chair of Building America's Future, an organization that "focuses on the need for more significant investment in American infrastructure projects to ensure that America maintains its place as a global economic power."
Prior to being elected governor, Rendell served as Philadelphia's mayor, where he eliminated a massive budget deficit and generated a surplus that led to what the New York Times called "the most stunning turnaround in recent urban history."
This year’s banquet will be held at the International Center in Detroit on May 10, with the theme focusing on MAJ’s history as being founded in Detroit and working to protect Michigan families and citizens for nearly 70 years.
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