WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stedman Graham—professor at National University, New York Times bestselling author, and widely regarded speaker in the topic of leadership principles—was the keynote speaker at the Military Child Education Coalition conference on June 27 in Washington DC. He was joined by National University’s Military and VA Programs team, which hosted a booth at the conference in support of military families and their children.

“We are so pleased to be joining Mr. Graham at this very important conference that emphasizes the importance of supporting the unique needs of military children,”said Vernon Taylor, Associate Vice President for Military Programs at National University. “Mr. Graham’s shared principles and approaches that focus on identity development and leadership make him a true leader in the field of leadership and success management.”

National University, a private nonprofit university, has its roots in serving the military community through educational programs and support services geared towards their specific needs. Military and Veteran students account for approximately 25% of the University’s student body.

Mr. Graham, who served in the U.S. Army, spoke at the conference about leadership as it relates to educating youth. He is currently the chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a Chicago-based management and marketing consulting firm, specializing in corporate and educational markets. He joined National University’s School of Business and Management in 2014 to teach leadership topics and contribute to curriculum development. During the conference, he took time to meet and take photos with conference attendees and guests, as well as sign his books.