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Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of Homeland Security, to speak live at Centennial Institute’s 12th annual Western Conservative Summit

Jun. 10, 2021

LAKEWOOD, Col. Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the third-largest department in the U.S. federal government and the world’s largest law enforcement organization, will speak live at the 2021 Western Conservative Summit on Friday, June 18. His address will conclude the first full day of the summit. 

Wolf has more than 22 years of government and public policy experience having served DHS under President George W. Bush and President Donald J. Trump, on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. His positions at DHS included assistant administrator for Transportation Security, assistant secretary and chief of staff. He was also the first Senate-confirmed under secretary of DHS Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans. 

Wolf is a nationally recognized expert in counterterrorism, law enforcement, border security, immigration, emergency management, critical infrastructure and economic security. During his time at DHS, he successfully navigated numerous global and domestic challenges to the nation’s security, including the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, numerous border and immigration crises, historic natural disasters and threats to global aviation security.

Along with Wolf, summit attendees will hear from Victor Davis Hanson, Brandon Tatum, Frank Gaffney, Andy Ngo, Jack Phillips, Lila Rose, Rick Santorum, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Rep. Ken Buck, Rep. Doug Lamborn and many others.

During the Summit, the Centennial Institute will also be premiering documentaries about western leaders on western issues. These documentaries feature Rep. Lauren Boebert, Sen. Ted Cruz, Lt. Col. Allen West, Benny Johnson, Isabel Brown, CJ Pearson, Sen. Steve Daines, Rep. Steve Scalise and many others.

The Western Conservative Summit 2021 will take place June 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

Registration is now open on Centennial Institute’s website.

More information about the Western Conservative Summit is available here.

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The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family, and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts. Each summer, it is the host of the nation’s largest annual conservative gathering west of the Mississippi, the Western Conservative Summit.

The Centennial Institute is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party for public office.