Event with Chris Lu, the United States Deputy Secretary of Labor (and this Years Baccalaureate Speaker)
If you didnt get a chance to see Mr. Chris Lu 88 speak during this years Baccalaureate, now is your chance to hear from him in a more intimate, small-group setting. Lu will be discussing his work as a former White House Cabinet secretary and Assistant to the President, as well as his recent appointment as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Chris Lu 88 is the recently appointed Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. He serves as the chief operating officer of a 17,000-employee organization that works to create greater opportunities for all Americans.
Previous to this appointment, Lu served as the White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to the President. In this role, he was President Obamas primary liaison to the federal departments and agencies, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy.
As one of the highest-ranking Asian Americans in the Obama Administration, Lu was also the Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Prior to his service in the White House, Lu worked for then-Senator Obama, first as the Legislative Director, and then as the Acting Chief of Staff. After the 2008 Presidential election, Lu was the Executive Director of the Presidential transition planning efforts.
Location: Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol St. NW
Closest Metro: Union Station (Red Line)