Save the date for the GDA Convention & Expo that takes place July 14-17, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.

Welcome Kickoff Speaker James Carville

James "The Ragin' Cajun" Carville is America's best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. He is going to knock your socks off with his insight into the current state of American politics.

His winning streak began in 1986, when he managed the gubernatorial victory of Robert Casey in Pennsylvania. He managed the successful 1990 gubernatorial campaign of Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller, including a tough primary win over Atlanta mayor Andrew Young. But his most prominent victory was in 1992 when he helped William Jefferson Clinton win the Presidency.

Carville is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker and restaurateur. Along with pollster Stanley Greenberg, Carville founded Democracy Corps, an independent, non-profit polling organization dedicated to making government more responsive to the American people. Democracy Corps has conducted over 200 national, congressional and local surveys, interviewing over 220,000 American voters during the past 10 years.

Carville can be seen on news networks worldwide. He is a columnist for The Hill newspaper which publishes daily when Congress is in session and serves as a Professor of Practice at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he lives with his wife Mary Matalin and their two daughters.