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Update from the East Coast Bowling Centers Convention

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Update from the East Coast Bowling Centers Convention

George Bush

BPAA Executive Director Steve Johnson announced today that President George W. Bush will deliver the keynote address at International Bowl Expo 2014 at the Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, June 22-27, 2014.

In making the announcement, Johnson said, "It is with tremendous pride and honor that we welcome President Bush to serve as our keynote speaker at the 2014 Expo. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, President Bush is one of the most influential individuals in the world and we are delighted he will be with us in Orlando."

BPAA President Cathy DeSocio, said with his background as president, governor and successful business and sports team owner that, "President Bush brings tremendous perspective on the qualities and attributes that make a great leader and which can be applied to everyday business owners," adding, "Attendees at Bowl Expo 2014 will have an opportunity to gain valuable insights from a man who personifies leadership at the highest level."

About George W. Bush
George W. Bush served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009.

President Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Barbara and George H.W. Bush - later the 41st president of the United States. In 1948, the family moved to Texas, where George W. Bush grew up in Midland and Houston. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 1968 and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He settled in Midland, where he started an energy business and married Laura Welch on November 5, 1977. After working on his father's successful 1988 presidential campaign, George W. Bush joined a group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989.

On November 8, 1994, Mr. Bush was elected the 46th governor of Texas. In 1998, he became the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms.

After his presidency, George and Laura Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The center is home to the Bush Presidential Museum and Library, which houses George W. Bush's presidential papers. The center is also home to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy organization that focuses on economic growth, education reform, global health, and human freedom. The institute supports the rights of women with its Women's Initiative and honors those who have served in the United States armed forces through its Military Service Initiative.

President Bush is the author of a bestselling memoir, "Decision Points." He and Laura have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, a son-in-law, Henry Hager, and a granddaughter, Mila Hager. The Bush family also includes a dog, Miss Beazley, and a cat, Bob.

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