In April 2012, the McCain Institute Cornerstone Meeting was held in Sedona, AZ at the Enchanment resort. It was here that numerous political and well respected figures gathered to discuss the development of the soon to be McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Dan had the opportunity to photograph the three day event, where he captured these outstanding individuals coming together to launch their important endeavor.
Arizona Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy McCain are the initial founders of the soon to be institute. They donated a generous 9 million dollars and have brought together the expert individuals needed in the development of such an immense establishment.
Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University
Michael Crow is Arizona States University’s 16th president and has done an exceptional job in advancing ASU into one of the leading public metropolitan research universities. Michael is one of the main advocates of the McCain Institute creation.
Ambassador Kurt Volker is the Washington based Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
David H. Petraeus, U.S. Army General (Ret.) and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
David Merkel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Jack Keane, U.S. Army General (Ret.)
Vincent La Padula, Managing Director of JP Morgan New York Private Bank
Russ Genson, Chief Executive Officer of Gerson Global Advisors