Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. During his command, he and his crew distinguished themselves by saving the American war ship from sinking. This event is widely recognized as one of the most brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.
Today, Commander Lippold is a popular inspirational figure and leadership speaker who remains in high demand with Fortune 500 companies, leading financial institutions, top industry associations, the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and state-level governments, both in the United States and internationally.
NABOE is an association of business owners and leaders who have in common their desire to learn, grow and better themselves and their organizations. NABOE serves its members by bringing thought leaders, contemporaries and vetted resources together in high-end, respectful educational settings. NABOE offers presentations helping leaders change and direct their companies grounded in science based programs and solutions.
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Relaxed Networking: We pride ourselves on having relaxed networking events where our C level participants feel comfortable. Programs offered by the National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs have a strict, no solicitation rule. Violations of this no-solicitation rule are immediately removed from our membership rolls and will not be allowed to attend future events. It is up to the discretion of the Membership Committee if an individual will be reinstated.