World Affairs Council Educator of the Year Luncheon Features State Department Spokesman

Ned Price is a former political adviser and intelligence officer. This year's luncheon will honor Amanda Ledwon of Ryan High School of the Denton Independent School District, as 2023 International Educator of the Year.

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth’s 2023 Educator of the Year luncheon March 27 will feature a keynote by U.S. Department of State spokesman Ned Price, a former council intern. Price is a former political adviser and intelligence officer.

Ned Price of the U.S. Department of State [Photo: U.S. State Dept.]

Last week, the State Department announced that Price would move to a new role later this month working directly with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

While serving at the CIA from 2006 until 2017, Price focused on detection and disruption of potential terrorist attacks and was later loaned to the National Security Council where he served as a spokesperson and special assistant to President Barack Obama.

He co-founded and was director of National Security Action, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing American global leadership.

This year’s luncheon will honor Amanda Ledwon of Ryan High School in Denton ISD as 2023 International Educator of the Year.

The World Affairs Council also announced that Brendan McGuire, executive vice president and regional president for PNC in North Texas, has been elected to board chairman for the World Affairs Council beginning April 1.

McGuire will follow David C. Meyer, partner at Grant Thornton in Dallas, after his two-year term comes to an end later this month.

In December, The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth announced seven new directors were added to its board of directors.

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