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Inaugural Event – The M.E. “Spike” Bowman Distinguished Lectures in National Security Law
November 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Admiral Inman will examine challenges, opportunities and lessons learned with a focus on the key underpinning of success, human talent. Drawing upon his vast experience in top leadership positions in the US Intelligence Community, he will share his insights on how an intelligence organization identifies, attracts, retains and promotes talent, especially the top performers.
Admiral Bobby R. Inman became an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He was appointed a tenured professor holding the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy in August 2001. He served as Interim Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2005 and again from January 2009 to March 2010. He served in the United States Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, retiring with the permanent rank of Admiral. He served as Director of the National Security Agency, Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.
After retirement from the Navy, he held the position of Chairman and CEO of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas, for four years. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westmark Systems Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company, Admiral Inman also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987 through 1990. His primary business activity since 1990 has been investing in startup technology companies, serving as Managing Director of Gefinor Ventures and Limestone Capital Advisors. He serves as a Trustee of the American Assembly and the California Institute of Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.