Kit Bond Honors Trailblazing Public Servant Theodore “Ted” McNeal

Kit Bond joins St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr., Linda Primer and Charlie Valier to celebrate the bridge naming for Theodore “Ted” McNeal, the first black senator in Missouri.

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Linda Bond Joins Roy Blunt at University of Missouri Fisher Delta Center Field Day

Linda Bond joins Roy Blunt and wife Abby at the the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Center 55th Annual Field Day.

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KBS Celebrates KC Streetcar Grand Opening, May 2016

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James and Kit Bond ride the new KC Streetcar during the grand opening celebration.

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KBS Joins City for Urban Youth Academy Groundbreaking, April 2016

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James and KBS’ Matt Roney break ground on the Urban Youth Academy in downtown Kansas City.

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Kit Bond Attends Military Appreciation Day, March 2016

Kit Bond makes introductions at Missouri’s Military Appreciation Day.

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KBS Attends FarmNext Youth Summit at the White House, March 2016

KBS joins Global Prairie and YI Advisors at the FarmNext Youth Summit at the White House.

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KBS and Kansas City Urge Congress to Act on Water Infrastructure & Affordability, March 2016

Shana Marchio, KBS, Melissa Mundt, Unified Government of Kansas City, Rep. Kevin Yoder, Lynda Hoffman, City of Kansas City, Andy Shively, City of Kansas City talk water infrastructure during a week of Hill meetings.

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KBS Welcomes the Export-Import Bank to St. Louis, March 2016

Kit Bond and KBS help welcome the Export-Import Bank to St. Louis

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Kit Bond Receives Agriculture Leadership Award, March 2016

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City awarded Kit Bond the 2016 Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence.

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Kit Bond Attends Missouri Lincoln Days, February 2016

John Hancock, MO GOP Chair, Senators Roy Blunt, Jim Talent, Kit Bond, and John Ashcroft provide a political update at Missouri Lincoln Days.

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Kit Bond Joins Fellow Missouri Governors To Tout Economic Development Efforts, November 2015

Bob Holden, John Ashcroft, Kit Bond, Governor Jay Nixon, Matt Blunt, and Roger Wilson at the Hawthorn Event.

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KBS Takes Flight at Southwest Airlines Headquarters, August 2015

KBS Vice Chairman Kenny Hulshof, Partner Matt Roney, and Director of Federal Affairs & Communications Shana Marchio strategized with Southwest Airlines at their headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

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KBS and Burns & McDonnell Meet with Key Indonesian Officials, June 2015

Deputy Investment Minister of Indonesia, BKPM Director, Arian Ardie, KBS, Mike Brown, Burns and McDonnell International President, and Mike Dubois of KBS.

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KBS and SWA Talk Transportation with with Rep. Graves, June 2015

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, Rep. Sam Graves, a key member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, KBS’ Senator Kit Bond and Shana Marchio, and Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President Ron Ricks met to discuss the importance of FAA reauthorization.

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Senator Bond and Rep. Cleaver Talk About Kansas City , June 2015

Long-time friends and champions for bipartisanship, Senator Kit Bond and Representative Emanuel Cleaver sat down to talk about the importance of homeland security funds to keeping Kansas City safe.

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Kit Bond joins GOP Senators at Reunion, April 2015

KBS Chairman Senator Bond talks with former Senator Bob Dole at a GOP Senators reunion in Washington, D.C.

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KBS Celebrates Southwest Airlines New ‘Missouri One’ Jet, April 2015

Kit and Linda Bond, Julie Murphy Finn, Mike Dubois and puppy “Tiger” of KBS celebrate the unveiling of Southwest Airlines’ new “Missouri One.”

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KBS, KCMO & MOARC Meet with Congressman Yoder on the Importance of Water Infrastructure, Mar 2015

Members of MOARC, Kansas City, Missouri’s Water Department, and KBS Director of Federal Affairs & Communications Shana Marchio meet with Rep. Kevin Yoder to talk about the importance of water infrastructure.

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Bond Talks Cybersecurity with Former DNI at Bond Lecture Series, Mar 2015

KBS Chairman Kit Bond welcomes former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell to speak about the importance of cyber security at the Christopher S. Bond Lecture Series at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Senator Bond Talks to Rep. Hartzler about Missouri’s Defense Base, Feb 2015

KBS Chairman Senator Bond met with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler to talk about the importance of Missouri’s defense industrial base and efforts to protect Missouri from budget cuts.

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KBS Gives Back at Christmas, Dec 2014

KBS Director of State Government Affairs Julie Murphy Finn raises funds for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. KBS was proud to match funds and contribute to this worthy charity.

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KBS introduces Essex Industries to U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, Nov 2014

KBS’ Mike DuBois introduces the US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake to David Kim of Essex Industries at Indonesia Defense 2014 Expo.

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KBS Introduces Orion Genomics to Officials in Indonesia, Nov 2014

KBS’ Mike Dubois and Senator Bond, Dr. Arief Budiman of St. Louis-Based Orion Genomics and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake.

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Senator Bond Speaks to Indonesia Media at U.S. Indonesia Summit, Nov 2014

KBS Chairman Senator Bond speaks to the Indonesia media at the U.S. Indonesia Summit.

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KBS and Burns & McDonnell Meet with Lion Air in Indonesia, Nov 2014

KBS’ Senator Bond and Mike Dubois with Burns & McDonnell and Lion Air.

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Senator Bond Addresses the U.S. Indonesia Summit, Nov 2014

KBS Chairman Senator Bond addresses the prestigious U.S. Indonesia Summit.

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KBS Client Burns & McDonnell Launches New Project in Indonesia, Nov 2014

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake, Burns & McDonell’s Mike Brown, Phil Rickard, CEO of Black Gold, and Senator Bond.

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Kit Bond Joins Secretary Castro at 2014 Housing Summit, Oct 2014

Kit Bond, one of the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, opened up the New Directions for National Policy 2014 Housing Summit. The summit, held in Washington, DC, was attended by more than a 1,000 industry leaders, housing practitioners, and policymakers, including new Housing Secretary Julian Castro.

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KBS Meets with Southeast Asian Officials at USABC Ambassadors Gala, Oct 2014

KBS Director of Federal Affairs, Shana Marchio, and Director of International, Mike Dubois, attended the U.S. ASEAN Business Council’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner and U.S. Ambassadors’ Tour. While attending the black-tie event Marchio and Dubois met with a number of representatives from Southeast Asia.

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Bond Highlights Importance of Missouri’s Healthcare Safety Net, Oct 2014

Kit Bond spoke at the Missouri Primary Care Association’s 30th Anniversary in Branson where he emphasized the need to reform and expand Medicaid to protect Missouri’s healthcare safety net. Bond also congratulated the Kit Bond Scholars Inaugural Class. The Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Community Health Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students from urban and rural Missouri to attend medical, dental or nursing school.

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Kit Bond Receives Prestigious National Security Award, Sept 2014

Senator Kit Bond received the 2014 BENS Kansas City National Security Award in recognition of his lifetime of public service and dedication to the protection of our Nation’s national security interests. A highlight of the evening was a personal tribute by Senator Pat Roberts recognizing Bond’s accomplishments on the Intelligence Committee in the Senate.

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Matt Roney of KBS Celebrates Kansas City Grant Announcement, Sept 2014

KBS Partner Matt Roney joined Mayor Sly James and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to announce a $1.2 million grant for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The federal dollars will be used for transit-related amenities along the Prospect Avenue corridor, between 22nd and 28th streets—the second busiest transit corridor in Kansas City. The project will renovate curbs, sidewalks, benches, and shelters, increasing convenience for pedestrians and those with mobility issues.

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KBS’ Mike Dubois Attends 136th National Guard Conference, August 2014

Mike Dubois, Director of International & Defense at KBS, joined citizen soldiers at the 136th National Guard Conference in Chicago, Ill. KBS Chairman Kit Bond co-founded the National Guard Caucus while serving in the U.S. Senate.

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KBS and B&M Sit Down with Indonesian Embassy in DC, August 2014

KBS Washington, DC lead and Director of Federal Affairs, Shana Marchio, and KBS Director of International Affairs, Mike Dubois, convened a dinner between Burns & McDonald officials, including International President Mike Brown, and key members of the Indonesian Embassy in DC.

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Bond Talks Globalization at CRS Centennial Symposium, July 2014

Senator Bond spoke at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) Centennial Symposium in Washington, DC. CRS asked Bond to participate in the symposium’s economic panel because of his experience and seniority in the U.S. Senate. Joined by Peter Orszag, former director of the OMB, and former Members of Congress Bond spoke and participated in a roundtable discussion.

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Kit Bond Receives Award for Lifetime of Service to Public Transit, July 2014

Senator Kit Bond received the “Hall of Fame Award” from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority at the 2nd annual KCATA Rosa Parks SPIRIT Awards event. The event celebrates individuals and organizations who, in the spirit of Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks, are making a difference in Kansas City and in public transit.

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Senator Kit Bond Addresses the Missouri Society of CPA’s, June 2014

Senator Kit Bond addressed the Missouri Society of CPAs at their annual members convention in Lake Ozark. Joined by Tracy Lustyan, managing partner of alliantgroup, Bond discussed the changing political landscape in Washington, prospects for short-term and comprehensive tax reform, and how alliantgroup has helped companies in Missouri find savings.

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Senator Kit Bond Stresses Importance of Housing Rural America, May 2014

Senator Kit Bond, a long-time housing advocate and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission spoke to 300 rural community development practitioners and housing leaders at the 2014 Rural LISC Seminar. Bond stressed the importance and challenges in housing rural America.

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KC Mayor James Testifies in Washington, DC, May 2014

Kansas City Mayor Sly James testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee where Senator Roy Blunt asked him to appear as a witness and speak to local perspectives on the reauthorization of the federal surface transportation bill. Mayor James underscored the importance of multimodal transportation, a strong, long-term federal funding commitment, and increased local decision-making.

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KBS, Burns & McDonnell Meet with Key Leaders in Indonesia, May 2014

KBS Managing Partner Jason Van Eaton and Director of International & Defense Mike Dubois led engineering company Burns & McDonnell on a trip to Indonesia where they met with key leaders in both industry and government.

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KBS and AmCham Indonesia Present “Doing Business in Indonesia” April 2014

Kit Bond Strategies, with remarks by Senator Bond, and Arian Ardie, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia hosted ‘Doing Business in Indonesia’ at the World Trade Center-St. Louis. Bond and Ardie gave businesses the inside track on the opportunities and challenges of trading, investing, and doing business in Indonesia.

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Baseball Diplomacy – Chinese Baseball Team Visits St. Louis, April 2014

Kit Bond Strategies joined the World Trade Center St. Louis, St. Louis Mayor Slay, St. Louis County Executive Dooley, and corporate sponsors like Southwest Airlines and Rawlings in welcoming the Chinese Baseball team to St. Louis. Speaking at the welcome ceremony KBS Chairman, Senator Kit Bond stressed that the “baseball summit” is another step in expanding common ground between China and the United States.

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KBS Meets with Prime Minister in Malaysia, February 2014

Kit Bond visits with His Excellency, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, in his official office in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Kit Bond Welcomes Chinese Diplomat to St. Louis, February 2014

The World Trade Center St. Louis hosted a lunch in honor of Li Bin, Counselor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S. Kit Bond, a long-time advocate for strengthened relations between our countries, introduced the Counselor, welcomed him to St. Louis, and spoke on the importance of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship.

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Rajiv Shah Keynotes Bond Lecture Series, November 2013

This year Senator Bond secured one of the Administration’s most dynamic young leaders to keynote the Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Lecture Series at the University of Missouri — Rajiv Shah, administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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KBS Sponsors Growing Global Event, September 2013

KBS sponsored the annual World Trade Center St. Louis Growing Global luncheon—the top event in the region for the international business community.

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Kit Bond Leads “Team Missouri” to APEC, October 2013

Senator Bon, led a “Team Missouri” business delegation to the 2013 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Indonesia. This trip is critical to ensuring Missouri companies are able to take advantage of the region’s dynamic markets.

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KCIC, MOARC Meet with Key Policymakers in Washington, October 2013

KCIC and MOARC met with congressional offices and US Army Corps of Engineers officials to advocate for critical water infrastructure projects.

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KBS Participates in the Indonesia-Missouri Business Forum, September 2013

To follow up from last year’s trade mission to Indonesia KBS participates in the Indonesia-Missouri Business Forum in St. Louis. KBS is helping Missouri companies tap into the market potential in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia.

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Southwest Airlines Meets with Business, Civic Leaders in St. Louis, September 2013

Joined by Senator Bond and KBS, Southwest Airlines executives touched down in St. Louis to meet with business and civic leaders on the importance of the airline to the region.

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KBS Participates in BRAC Roundtable, August 2013

KBS Defense and International Director, Mike Dubois, participated in Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s military roundtable about the Preparedness study KBS conducted for Governor Nixon.

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Kit Bond Receives Missouri’s Top Education Award, July 2013

Kit Bond received the “Pioneer in Education” award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Kit Bond, SLCEC Charlie Dooley at Child Care Center Groundbreaking, July 2013

Kit Bond joined St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley for the Wellston Child Care Center groundbreaking.

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KBS, Burns and McDonnell Meet with Malaysia Investment Development Authority, June 2013

KBS facilitated a meeting on upcoming opportunities for client Burns and McDonnell with the Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in Chicago. MIDA is Malaysia’s principal agency for facilitating trade and investment activities with Malaysia.

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KBS Leads AmCham Indonesia Visit to Capitol Hill, May 2013

Led by KBS International Director, Mike Dubois, AmCham Indonesia met with Members of Congress and key Hill staff to provide insight on the political, economic, and investment climate in Indonesia, one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

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KBS Participates in Iraq Business Delegation Visit, May 2013

KBS partners Jason Van Eaton and Matt Roney met with officials and business executives from Basrah, Iraq in Texas at an event hosted by the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Basrah, and the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce.

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KBS Chairman Kit Bond addresses Hawthorn Foundation on Missouri’s Military Preparedness, May 2013

KBS Chairman Kit Bond at the Hawthorn Foundation’s luncheon in St. Louis on the Missouri military preparedness study KBS conducted for Governor Jay Nixon.

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KBS Leads Trip to Southeast Asia, April 2013

KBS Chairman Senator Bond, partner Jason Van Eaton, and International Director Mike Dubois led a trip to Southeast Asia where they met with foreign government and business leaders in Indonesia and Singapore.

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Kit Bond Touts MU Cancer Center, April 2013

In this short video clip, Kit Bond reminisces about about his family’s personal history with Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the vital role it continues to play in the health of all Missourians.

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Chamber of Commerce U.S. – Iraq Business Initiative Luncheon, April 2013

KBS Chairman Kit Bond was a featured speaker at the U.S. Chamber U.S.– Iraq Business Initiative luncheon honoring a visiting delegation of Iraqi provincial officials on March 7, 2013.

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WTC St. Louis and Bond Lead Trade Trip to China, August 2012

The KBS team of Mike Dubois, Jason Van Eaton, and Kit Bond are joined by Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Executive, Tim Nowak, Executive Director of the World Trade Center St. Louis, and Sean Mullins, World Trade Center St. Louis Asia Trade Desk Manager, to announce a trade mission to China to help regional businesses tap into one of the world’s largest economies.

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KBS Visits Indonesia, June 2012

KBS International Director Mike DuBois meets with the Indonesia Minister of Trade, Gita Wirjawan, in Jakarta to discuss trade and investment initiatives between Missouri and KBS partners with Indonesia.

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World Trade Center Delegation Heads to Indonesia, January 2012

Sen. Bond and Mizzou Assistant Dean Ken Schneeberger deepen educational ties at Bogor Ag University in Indonesia.

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KBS Visits Iraq, November 2011

KBS Managing Partner, Jason Van Eaton, meets with Iraq Trade Minister Khairullah Hasan Babakir in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Kit Bond Strategies Officially Launched, November 2011

Kit Bond Strategies is launched at the World Trade Center St. Louis. Pictured is Charlie A. Dooley, St. Louis County Executive, Tim Nowak, Executive Director of the World Trade Center St. Louis (WTC), KBS Chairman, Kit Bond, KBS Managing Partner, Jason Van Eaton, and KBS Business Director and Partner, Matt Roney.

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alliantgroup Roundtable, November 2011

alliantgroup, the nation’s premier provider of specialty tax consulting and tax controversy services, welcomed former Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator Kit Bond as its newest senior advisor and member of its Strategic Advisory Board during two special roundtable discussions at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis.

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Growing Global Luncheon, September 2011

KBS Chairman Senator Bond, Linda Bond, and KBS Managing Partner Jason Van Eaton at the World Trade Center St. Louis Growing Global Luncheon.

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China Hub Celebration, September 2011

Senator Bond, who was instrumental in making the “Big Idea” possible, speaks at the celebration honoring the inaugural St. Louis – Shanghai Service by China Cargo Airlines.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Award, April 2011

Senator Bond receives the 2011 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association.

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Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award, April 2011

Senator Bond is awarded the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award at the Truman Library Institute’s 2011 Wild About Harry celebration. Photo credit to Rivas Media Photography

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