Women‘s Leadership Luncheon

March 21
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

McMurry University’s annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon will host General Lori J. Robinson (retd.) as the keynote speaker. Join us in celebration of women’s achievements!

Lori Robinson

General Lori J. Robinson retired from the Air Force in July 2018 following a 37-year military career, including as Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (NORTHCOM). In those positions she commanded 1,600 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and civilians from the United States and Canada.

Prior to her command of NORAD and US NORTHCOM, she was the Commander, United States Air Forces Pacific, responsible for 45,000 Airmen to deliver combat air power throughout the Pacific Theater. She exerted direct global influence representing the Chief of Staff of the Air Force in meetings with heads of state, political and military leaders throughout the Pacific.

General Robinson served in many other senior leadership positions including Director of Joint Capabilities Development (J-8) reporting to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of Air Force Legislative Liaison on Capitol Hill reporting directly to the Secretary of the Air Force, responsible for budget issues and coordination with political leadership in the House and Senate. Earlier in her career she commanded the Air Force’s only Airborne Warning and Control Wing (AWACS) including command of combat units engaged in the Middle East.

General Robinson has earned two Masters degrees. She is currently serving as a non-resident senior fellow in the Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard. She was also named as Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2016, and Time’s Firsts Women Leaders in 2017. General Robinson continues to serve as a role model and mentor to career-minded men and women who seek to balance the demands of career with personal and family responsibilities. She is married to Major General (Ret) David A. Robinson.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship at McMurry.