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Thursday, June 4, 2009

First Friday Power Breakfast & Speaker Series

Friday, June 5, 2009 7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


Join us at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast and networking. Our program begins at 7:45 a.m.
“Leadership Experiences Behind the Fence”
SPONSOR: Anderson Columbia
Lewis Christopher
“Ike” Eichenlaub
Warden, Federal Correctional Institution (FCI)

Warden Ike Eichenlaub of the Federal Correctional Institution will discuss “life behind the fence” with emphasis on leadership experiences from his 22 years working in federal prisons throughout the United States.

Mr. Eichenlaub, the 10th Warden since the FCI opened in 1988, assumed the CEO position last September. He equates his job to that of a Mayor in a small city in which 1850 people live and work. An innovative leader and compelling public speaker, Mr. Eichenlaub will discuss leadership principles such as communication, relationship-building, empowerment and Emotional Intelligence, and how they apply “behind the fence” or “outside the fence”.

Warden Eichenlaub, or “Ike” as he prefers to be called, has authored and/or co-authored numerous articles about the use of technology in prisons. Special interests include training in leadership and Emotional Intelligence. In 2001, he received the prestigious Bureau of Prisons “National Media Relations Award”. During his career, he has participated in numerous national workgroups and committees whose initiatives impact operations throughout the Bureau of Prisons.

Warden Eichenlaub received his B.A. from Gettysburg College in 1986 and an M.A. from the University of Maryland in 1990. He began his career with the Bureau of Prisons as a research analyst immediately after earning his B.A. in 1986. In 1993 he moved from bureau staff to field operations as a Case Manager at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey. In 2006 he was promoted to Warden at the Federal Correctional Institution, Milan, Michigan, before accepting the position as Warden at FCI Marianna in 2008.

Currently, there are 1482 inmates at the Marianna facilities, with a staff of 367. Total budget for FCI is nearly $36 million, of which 77%, or about $28 million, goes for salaries. Seventy percent of the staff lives in Jackson County, and the mean age for staff is just under 41 years old. The facility sits on 230 acres, 50 of which are inside the secure perimeter fence.

Don’t miss this exciting program, and the opportunity to learn from a great leader and compelling communicator. Bring a friend or prospective Chamber member, network with fellow business and civic leaders, and set your sights on meeting new and emerging entrepreneurs. Our First Friday Power Breakfast is THE place to be every month. Don’t miss it!

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