We’re thrilled to announce our 50th episode of the #MillenniumLive podcast, and we’re celebrating this milestone with Ben Rhodes, author of The World As It Is, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Barrack Obama, Co-Chair for the National Security Action, and most recently, Keynote Speaker at The Millennium Alliance’s Transformational CISO Assembly.
For exclusive insight on the 2020 election, a reflection on Rhodes’ time as a White House staffer & an inside account on the diplomatic negotiations with Cuba, check out our podcast episode, or video interview!
About Ben Rhodes:
Ben Rhodes is the author of the New York Times bestseller The World As It Is; a contributor for NBC News, MSNBC and Crooked Media; the co-chair of National Security Action; and an advisor to former President Barack Obama. From 2009-2017, Rhodes served as a Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama. In that capacity, he participated in nearly all of President Obama’s key decisions and oversaw the President’s national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy, and global engagement programming. He also led the secret negotiations with the Cuban government which resulted in the effort to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, and supported the negotiations to conclude the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. Prior to joining the Administration, he was a Senior Speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign. From 2002-2007, he worked for former Congressman Lee Hamilton, supporting his work on the 9/11 Commission and Iraq Study Group. A native New Yorker, Mr. Rhodes has a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A from New York University.
Our Favorite #MillenniumLive Moments:
Episode 1: Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Former CEO Flywheel Sports
We can’t help but mention our first episode of Millennium Live. Executive, activist, and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan was our first guest on the podcast after keynoting our Transformational Retail Assembly.
Episode 17: Mike Howard, Former CSO Microsoft
With the fast pace of Microsoft’s growth, former executive, Mike Howard, chats with us on the security operations that the tech giant needed to put in place as their growth continued.
Episode 30: Fernando Machado, Global CMO Burger King
Internationally acclaimed marketing expert, Fernando Machado, sits with the Millennium team to talk culture of creativity, tips for CMOs and of course, his innovative branding for the whopper.
Episode 8: Cynthia Johnson, CEO Bell + Ivy
Our advisory board member takes the hot seat in this episode to tell us the ins and outs of her latest project, Platform – the indispensable guide to developing a personal brand, finding an audience and nurturing followers.
Episode 4: Vindell Washington of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana and Bunny Ellerin of Columbia Business School
With the background of these two powerhouses, this quickly became a lively conversation. Vindell Washington shares his experiences as former National Coordinator for Health IT with HHS alongside Bunny Ellerin who heads up the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program at Columbia Business School.