Humboldt Republican Women Federated will host Meg Whitman, a Republican candidate for California governor in 2010, at Baywood Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
Whitman is best known for her tenure at eBay. She led the online company from 1998 to 2008, taking it from a 30-employee operation to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in revenue.
She served as the national finance co-chair for the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney in 2008, then later as the national finance chair for John McCain.
Joy Finley of Humboldt Republican Women said it's a pleasure to host a woman of Whitman's caliber.
”This is her last leg of a swing through the state,” Finley said, adding that Whitman is speaking to small business owners and others to find out how to attract more jobs for people in California.
The event is free and open to the public. Call Joy Finley at 845-2575 for more information.
If you go:
What: Meg Todd Whitman speaks to Humboldt Republican Women Federated
Where: Baywood Country Club, 3600 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata
When: Aug. 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Posted: 08/23/2009 01:15:15 AM PDT