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AFS NEWS Stephen Hayes to Keynote AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

FOX News All-Star Stephen F. Hayes will be the key- note speaker at the American Foundry Society Government Affairs Fly-In, June 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Te Government Affairs Fly-In, held annually by AFS,

is the premier legislative conference for metalcasters to come together as an industry and speak with one voice in the corridors of power in the nation’s capital about the need for public policies conducive to a strong manufacturing economy. Attendees will gain unique insights to the new Washington environment from this highly accomplished journalist and other expert speakers. Hayes is a senior writer at Te Weekly Standard and a

FOX News contributor, where he is a regular member of the “FOX News All-Stars” on the network’s signature news broadcast, Special Report with Bret Baier. Hayes is the author of two New York Times best sellers: Te Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America and Cheney: Te Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice Presi- dent. Hayes studied Public Policy at Georgetown University and received his Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Te Washington Post, Te New York Times, Te Los Angeles Times,

Reason, National Review and many other publications. Hayes has written extensively about national politics, international affairs and the country’s current political leadership. He was the first to report that Mitt Romney was preparing to select Paul Ryan as his running mate and broke a series of stories related to the attacks on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said of

Hayes’ work on Benghazi: “if it doesn’t win the National Magazine Award, the award ought to be repealed.” Te late Robert Novak called Hayes a must-read reporter on Wash- ington and national affairs. Before joining FOX, Hayes was part of CNN’s

“Best Political Team on Television,” which won a “Peabody Award” for its coverage of the 2008 elections. Other media appearances have included: NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”, Today, Good Morning America, Meet the Press, ABC’s Tis Week, FOX News Sunday, CNN’s State of the Union, Te O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Te McLaughlin Group, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and Te Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Hayes is a native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and a

graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He studied Public Policy at Georgetown University and received his Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He previously worked as a senior writer at National Journal’s “Hotline” and as direc- tor of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. He lives near Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife, three children and their black lab.

2017 AFS Officer and Director Nominee Notice

Te following individuals have been nominated for AFS

officer and director positions in 2017: PRESIDENT

Patricio Gil, Chief Executive Officer, Blackhawk de Mexico (Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) VICE PRESIDENT

Jean Bye, President & CEO, Dotson Iron Castings (Mankato, Minnesota)


Peter Reich, Co-Owner, Laempe/Reich (Trussville, Alabama) IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Jeff Cook, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Eagle Alloy Inc., (Muskegon, Michigan)


Tom Christie, President, ATEK Metal Technologies LLC (New Hampton, Iowa)

Todd Heavin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Casting Technologies (Grede) (Southfield, Michigan) Mike Leib, CEO, Weatherly Castings & Machine Co. (Weatherly, Pennsylvania)

Chris Misiak, Director of ManufacturingVictaulic Company (Easton, Pennsylvania).

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