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Huntington Ingalls President and CEO, Mike Petters, on how Quality Education can Change Lives

10 August, 2020

Mike Petters, President and CEO of Huntington Ingalls, discusses the importance of quality early education in reducing the socio-economic barriers low-income families face in America.


In an interview with Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, President of the Committee for Economic Development at The Conference Board, Petters shares his perspective on addressing the lack of access to high-quality education and how his organization has put in place scholarship programs that tackle the issue beginning at the pre-school level.


“There is a gordian knot sitting at the intersection of educational access and economic challenges,” said Petters.


The CEO Forum series features CEOs from across American industry who focus on actionable insights to address underlying challenges of economic opportunity, childhood education, health care, workforce skills development, workplace equality and corporate governance. 



Dr. Lori Esposito Murray

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray is President of The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining CFR, she held the distinguished national security chair at the U.S. Naval Academy sponsored by the Clas...Full Bio

Mike Petters

Mike Petters

Mike Petters is president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. He is also a member of Full Bio




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