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Business Leaders and Political Insiders to Discuss World’s Largest Corporate Takeover—The U.S. Presidential Transition

December 1, 2015

NEW YORK— On Wednesday, December 9, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service will hold a special panel discussion on preparing for what is in effect the world’s largest corporate takeover – the U.S. presidential transition.

When the next president takes office on January 20, 2017, he or she will become the CEO of a four million-person organization with an annual budget of more than $3 trillion dollars. The new chief executive will have to deal with a multitude of global emergencies and pressing economic issues, while simultaneously filling 4,000 critical leadership positions.

There is an expectation that the nation’s newly elected president will hit the ground running, but the transition of power and knowledge from one president to another is often rushed, inefficient, overwhelming and fraught with risk. A panel of presidential transition insiders will discuss this process, the organizational challenges that come with it, and how they can be advanced so that the next chief executive is ready to govern on day one.

WHAT: Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Chairman’s Breakfast: 

World’s Largest Corporate Takeover—The U.S. Presidential Transition

WHO: Moderator: Ken Biberaj, chairman, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce


  • Gary Ginsberg, executive vice president of corporate marketing and Communications at Time Warner, Inc.; former executive vice president of global marketing and corporate affairs at News Corporation; Worked on the Clinton presidential transition team and served as a White House attorney in his administration
  • Jim Quigley, CEO emeritus of Deloitte; former CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; Lead for department and agency review for 2012 Romney Readiness Project; Member of the board of directors member at Wells Fargo, Hess Corporation and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Max Stier, president and CEO, Partnership for Public Service, where the Ready to Govern® initiative seeks to ensure the next administration has the smoothest transition in modern history; Previously leadership positions in all three branches of the federal government

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 


WHERE: MetLife

1095 6th Ave (Entrance is located between W 41st St & W 42nd St)


RSVP: Samantha Donaldson: and 202-464-2747


The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Breakfast is a unique quarterly event for high level networking and dialogue on important trends and developments that affect the New York business community.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that believes good government starts with good people. It works to revitalize federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and transforming the way government works by strengthening the civil service and systems that support it. Through a four-pronged approach, the Partnership’s Ready to Govern initiative will assist the 2016 presidential candidates to navigate the transition process, engage Congress and promote presidential transition reforms, develop management recommendations for the next administration to address our government’s operational challenges, and train new and seasoned political appointees to lead effectively in their new positions. Learn more at