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Harvard Webcast: Leadership: Daring to Fail

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership program will feature “Leadership: Daring to Fail,” a live webcast conversation with Mr. Steve Beshear, the former governor of Kentucky and Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard Chan School, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Eastern. Mr. Beshear served as the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007-2015. As Governor, he broadened the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act and launched the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, benefiting over 500,000 Kentuckians. These actions together reduced the state’s uninsured rate from over 20% to 8% and ensured that for the first time in history every Kentuckian would have access to affordable health insurance. Mr. Beshear also successfully brought Kentucky through the historic recession by making Kentucky a leader in  job creation.  Under his leadership, Kentucky’s unemployment rate dropped from 10.7% to 4.9%, and the state set export records four years in a row. In all, Beshear’s administration announced almost 2,300 new and expansion projects that created $19.3 billion in investment and more than 87,000 jobs when full employment is attained. The economic turnaround culminated in 2014 by Kentucky winning Site Selection magazine’s coveted Governor’s Cup, meaning Kentucky finished first in the nation in economic development per capita. He currently is a senior member of Stites & Harbison, a regional law firm with offices in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Washington, DC. View the webcast at hsph.me/voices. On demand video will be posted following the event at hsph.me/Beshear