Headliners Luncheon with The Honorable Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator

Wharton Club members & their guests are invited to this Headliners Luncheon at National Press Club with SBA Chief Linda McMahon

  • The Honorable Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will  at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
  • Nominated by then-President-elect Trump in December of 2016 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February 2017, McMahon advocates on behalf of the nearly 30 million small businesses in America, fulfilling the mission of the SBA to “aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests” of small businesses by offering loans, loan guarantees, government contracts, financial counseling and other forms of assistance.
  • McMahon is an entrepreneur and business executive in her own right, serving as the co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), based in Stamford, Connecticut. She helped grow WWE from a 13-person regional operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide.
  • McMahon has been a longtime advocate for women in leadership and business and has been widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives. 
  • She left the WWE and entered the political ring, running in 2010 as a Republican for the United States Senate from Connecticut. McMahon lost that bid to Democratic Party nominee Richard Blumenthal. She ran again for Connecticut’s other Senate seat in 2012, but was defeated by Democratic Representative Chris Murphy.


  • VIP Reception 12:00-12:30 p.m (you will be informed if your request is granted. PREFERENCE to President's Club & Lifetime Members)
  • Lunch from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: The speaker's remarks and Q&A from the audience.

Please call Alan Schlaifer at 301-365-8999 if you'd to be considered to attend the reception (if there is one) from 12:30-1:00 pm with the speaker. (He may only bring a few guests, so early sign up helps; preference for President's Club and Lifetime Members).
Where: National Press Club, Ballroom, 13th Floor, 14th & F Streets, N.W., just two blocks from Metro Center
Metro, Parking: Metro Center; several private garages within a few blocks.
Attire: Business
Reservations: $39/person for current Wharton Club members and their guests only. You must reserve in advance on our site. We have only a limited number of seats, so Members may purchase seats only for themselves and up to three guests, if desired. (Photo: on the Natl Press Club website, press.org)

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12:30PM - 2:00PM Thu 17 May 2018 ( Timezone: Eastern )


The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 - 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton Club of DC
Anne Lantry
Sonja Faison
  Merrill Lynch
Lawrence Ross
  Ross Financial Services Inc.
Jonathan Lang
  Chamber Advisors, LLC
Baan Alsinawi
  Talatek, LLC
Vince Natale
  Network for Good
Monique Lass
Kristine Anderson
  Booz Allen Hamilton
Linda Asher
  Booz Allen Hamilton
Dixie Peratt
  Booz Allen Hamilton
... a total of 13 guests.
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for the luncheon.