World War II army veteran, was among the first-wave of troops storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Then 19, Morley led a squad of young American soldiers throughout the historic battle. Now 92, the long-revered executive director of New England Newspaper Publishers Association has for the past 20 years actively "clerked" Newspaper Association Managers, Inc. (NAM) of North America.
An authentic example of our "Greatest Generation," Morley attended D-Day's 70th Anniversary commemoration in France 2014 with President Obama and fellow veterans of the historic battle. Soon after returning and sharing his story with his fellow "NAMers," he has reluctantly been accepting invitations nationwide to share his powerful reflections at various press association gatherings.
President & CEO of News Media Alliance, formerly Newspaper Association of America (NAA), representing the interests of over 2,000 news organizations.This involves not only lobbying at the federal level, but also telling the story - around the world - about the power and importance of newspapers to our economy and our democracy.
He is former executive vice president and chief operating officer at the United States Chamber of Commerce. He was president of the Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation, which was focused on the public policy challenges faced by the tech sector. He was also founder and president of the Chamber's Center for Women in Business, which was established to increase opportunities for women at all business levels.
11:30 am - Welcome Reception/Registration12:00 pm - Membership Meeting/Luncheon
- Brief business meeting- Speaker Morley Piper, World War II veteran and current "clerk" of Newspaper Association Managers, Inc.- Speaker David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance
$59 per person
Registration DeadlineFriday, November 4