University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
April 28, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Z. Ekman, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6360

Business Author, Political Advisor Dan Senor to Speak at USA

Event sponsored by USA, Mobile Area Jewish Federation

The University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business and the Mobile Area Jewish Federation will welcome capital manager and political advisor Dan Senor to campus for a lecture and book signing of his new book, “Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle,” on Monday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner will introduce Senor at the event.

Senor, a founding partner of Rosemont Capital LLC and Rosemont Solebury Capital Management, is also a contributor to Fox News, MSNBC and the Wall Street Journal. His involvement in the administration of former President George W. Bush included a role as deputy to White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. He worked with General Jay Garner during the final days of the Iraq War and remained there until summer 2004.

While in Kuwait and Iraq, he served as an advisor to both the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance and later the Coalition Provisional Authority, for which he served as chief spokesman. For his service, he received the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, one of the Pentagon’s highest civilian honors.

In 2008, Senor became an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Bush appointed Senor to serve on the honorary delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008.

“Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle,” was written by Senor and Saul Singer. The book has made a splash in business circles, ranking high on both the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller List and the New York Times Business Bestseller List.

It details how Israel, a 60-year-old country of 7.1 million people, produces more start-up companies than larger nations. The book answers how Israel has attracted, per person, more than twice as much venture capital investment as the United States and 30 times more than Europe. 

Senor married CNN anchor Campbell Brown in 2006, and they have two sons.

Tickets for the May 10 event are $30 per person and include a cocktail party after Senor’s presentation and a signed copy of the book. To make reservations, contact the Mobile Area Jewish Federation at (251) 343-7197. For more information, e-mail Abby Grodnick at or Gila Hashkes at

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