On the final day of their winter meeting, the nation’s Governors heard from TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz at their closing session.The cardiothoracic surgeon warmed against smoking and a sedentary lifestyle, and spoke about obesity in the country.
On Sunday, a discussion was held on the private sector with Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy (D) and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R), in addition to a meeting of the education and workforce committee.
On Saturday, the meeting started with a news conference with NGA Chairman Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chairman Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK), and the opening session titled “A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities,” which included a discussion with the Walgreens President and CEO Gregory Wasson.
Then, the Health and Homeland Security Committee participated in a panel discussion titled “Protecting Our Nation: States and Cybersecurity." Panelists include: David Hannigan, chief information security officer of Zappos.com; Richard Clarke, president of Good Harbor Security Risk Management; and State of Michigan Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann.
The Annual Meeting draws approximately 1,000 attendees. It is one of the organization's two official business meetings held each year; the Winter Meeting is held in Washington, D.C. in February.