Cleveland Networking Luncheon Featuring Gary O'Hara

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 -

11:30am to 1:30pm

off campus

Cleveland Networking Luncheon Featuring Gary O'Hara

Cleveland, OH

April 5 at 11:30 a.m.

Join alumni and friends of Kent State University for our Cleveland Alumni Networking Luncheon on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the City Club of Cleveland, with featured speaker, Gary O’Hara, ’74, Subject Matter Expert in counter-narcotics, Department of Army, retired U.S. Federal Agent for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Gary will provide alumni an inside look into the international world of counter-narcotics by highlighting his career from the past 40 years as a U.S. Federal Agent. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with fellow Golden Flashes living and working in Downtown Cleveland!

Cost: $15 per person, which includes a buffet lunch.

Please park in the parking deck off Prospect and East 8th and bring your parking stub to the City Club for validation and discount. Dress is business professional.

11:30 a.m. Networking
12:15 p.m. Feature Speaker Presentation

The RSVP deadline is Friday, March 30.

About the speaker:

Gary O'HaraGary’s career in law enforcement started at Kent State University by earning a degree in criminal justice in 1974. Currently Gary is a Subject Matter Expert in counter-narcotics as it relates to international terrorism assigned to the Department of Army. He has been a special agent with the U.S. Department of Justice (the DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (the DEA) as a special agent serving in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York, progressing to a level where he was overseeing approximately 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Gary worked on cases involving some of the most infamous crime organizations, such as the Herrera Organization in Chicago, Hells Angels MC and Whitey Bulger in Boston. Gary was named section chief when the DEA established a Foreign-Deployed Advisory Support Team to combat narco-terrorism in Afghanistan. Upon retiring from the DEA in 2006, Gary remained in Kabul, Afghanistan as a senior police officer and then went on to be named a Senior Police Advisor for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, assigned to Central Asia based in Tajikistan. As a Subject Matter Expert, Gary now travels to U.S. Military bases teaching army/marine brigades on growing connections between the organized crime/narcotics traffickers and terrorist organizations. Gary has received numerous recognition for his work in law enforcement at the state, federal and international levels, including being the recipient of the Medal of Valor from the DEA and a 2017 recipient of the Kent State University Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award.

Learn more about the featured speaker

  • Contact Information
    Primary Contact

    Carrie Circosta
  • Date & Location
    Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    City Club of Cleveland
    850 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44114