September 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Caroline Krewson recently retired from her position as a U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel. For her service, Caroline Krewson received the Defense Superior Service Medal from headquarters of the United States Pacific Command in Hawaii. Ms. Krewson earned an MPA from Golden Gate University and completed the Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.
This unique program is designed for senior executives in the national and international security industries and their peers. It brings together top-level professionals from international governments, the military, and other organizations with the goal of enhancing effective communication and interaction. Participants learn about a wide variety of issues affecting the state of national and global security today, including terrorist threats and the relationship between global economic forces and national security.
The two-week program at the Kennedy School of Executive Education emphasizes experiential learning with formal classroom time, discussion groups, guest speakers, seminars, and informal conversations among participants. Graduates come away with a greater understanding of current national security issues and how to address them. Early application is recommended, especially for international applicants. For more information about Harvard University’s Senior Executives in National and International Security program, visit http://ksgexecprogram.harvard.edu/Programs/nis/overview.aspx
December 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
Highlights of the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon (2008 – 2012)
The inaugural Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon was held on October 25, 2008. The course started at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, California, passed 22 wineries, and finished at the Lake Sonoma Recreation Area in the Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, California. There were more than 1,100 runners that participated in the point to point, rolling, and flat course in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys of California.
No race is without problems and this one has had a few. In 2008 runners race packets were not available on race day for pick up until 20 minutes before the start. There is no longer race day packet pick up. In 2010 buses scheduled to depart from certain hotels failed to meet the demand and left many runners standing in long lines until they realized the buses were no longer returning. They had to find rides and race (no pun intended) to the start. Runners were better off choosing the buses that left from other sites.
In 2009 the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon grew to 1,500 runners and by 2011 there were more than 2,500 runners from all over the country, drawn by the stunning scenery, mild fall weather, and world famous wine.
A new course was introduced in 2012 that started in downtown Geyserville, and finished in downtown Healdsburg where the post-race Wine and Music Festival was held (beer included). The course had one killer hill in the beginning and was mostly traffic free until the last couple of miles. But there were beautiful vistas with hilly vineyards and the sun shining through the mist. Many runners stopped to take pictures. Long after the race runners could be seen at the various local wineries and at the Halloween dog costume parade in the Healdsburg town square.
Overall, this race does not disappoint, and it is worth returning to year after year. So start training and planning your running costume for next year!
About the Author:
Possessing more than 25 years of executive experience in the Federal government and private industry, Caroline Krewson retired with the rank of Air Force Reserve Colonel. Ms. Krewson also earned a Masters of Public Administration from Golden Gate University, graduating at the top of her class with the distinction of summa cum laude.