Lane Bailey To Keynote Concord University Foundation Charleston Dinner

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 01 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,     





ATHENS, W.Va. – Lane Bailey, CEO and Co-Founder of Advocom Group, will be the keynote speaker for the Concord University Foundation Charleston Dinner.

The dinner, which is one of the Foundation’s major fundraisers of the year, will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Charleston (W.Va.) Marriott Town Center. A reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund scholarships and campus projects.

“With the need continuing to increase and state funding declining, securing the funds to help our students succeed is a top priority,” Bren Yeager, Interim Executive Director of the Concord University Foundation, said. “We are encouraging the business community and Concord University alumni, donors and friends to attend.”

Bailey, who graduated from Concord in 1974, is renowned for his ability to connect the dots and leverage governments on behalf of businesses around the world. His ability to look at issues with a fresh perspective and find common ground was a major part of his work as President of Public Affairs for the global public relations and government affairs firm Golin Harris.

Prior to his work with Golin Harris, Lane was one of Capitol Hill’s most experienced and savvy staffers. For 12 years, he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), where his principal focus was job creation and international trade and investment. His role as head of the senator’s staff and Washington office gave him a wide-range of experience on public policy issues, including taxes, trade, health care, technology, communications, product liability, aviation, transportation and a range of competitiveness issues.

Lane works at the convergence of corporate communications, government affairs and capital market strategies for clients such as the World Bank Group, Kaiser Permanente, Boston Children’s Hospital, PhRMA, Waters Corporation, Tetra Pak, Lundbeck, Olympus Medical Systems, Asia Pulp and Paper, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, American Legacy Foundation and Toyota. His expertise has led to the creation and activation of public private partnerships to advocate for and advance business strategies that tackle global challenges.

He is a skilled communicator and has developed extensive brand positioning and message platforms for large, multi-national corporations and emerging companies. He has also provided communications training for hundreds of executives and government leaders – from CEOs and Supreme Court Justices to Surgeon Generals and mid-level managers.

Bailey serves on the board of directors of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, a not-for-profit international research institute devoted to finding new drugs and diagnostics in the area of human memory. He lives in northern Virginia and is based in Washington.

Tickets for the Charleston Dinner are $125 per person. Concord University faculty, staff, students and members of the Concord University Alumni Association may attend the dinner for $100 per person. Along with individual seating, tables and sponsorships of the event are also available. Advance reservations are required.

For further information, to purchase tickets or arrange a table sponsorship, call 304-384-6266. Reservations may also be made online at: or by mailing a check to Concord University Foundation, PO Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712.


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