Featured Speaker: Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Mar 16, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Pete Buttigieg took office in January, 2021, as the 19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Secretary Buttigieg served two terms as mayor of his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. A graduate of Harvard University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Buttigieg served for seven years as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, taking a leave of absence from the mayor’s office for a deployment to Afghanistan in 2014.

In South Bend, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg worked across the aisle to transform the city’s future and improve residents’ everyday lives.

In 2019, Secretary Buttigieg launched a historic campaign for president, and in 2021 made history as the first openly gay person confirmed to serve in a president’s Cabinet. Secretary Buttigieg lives with his husband Chasten and their rescue dogs, Buddy and Truman.

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Pete Buttigieg

U.S. Department of Transportation

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Transportation track sponsored by Volkswagen

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Intermediate