CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Speaker of the House John Boehner will be the featured speaker at the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) 2016 Executive Speaker Forum on Monday, November 21 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Award-winning foreign correspondent Lara Logan will serve as moderator. A former small businessman, Boehner served as the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Boehner was the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving from 1991 to 2015. Boehner's reputation as a reformer grew as he helped craft the Contract with America and fought for the first balanced budget in a generation. As Chairman of the Education & the Workforce Committee, he wrote legislation to expand school choice, strengthen America's pension system, and reduce government spending. As Republican Leader, he led the opposition to legislation such as "cap and trade" and the Affordable Care Act while also promoting alternative solutions to the challenges facing American families. On January 5, 2011, Boehner's colleagues elected him to serve as Speaker of the House for the 112th Congress. Armed with the Pledge to America - a new governing agenda that reflects the priorities of the American people - Speaker Boehner focused on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth, cutting government spending, reforming Congress, and rebuilding the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington. Boehner's almost nine years as the Republican leader in the House (four years as Minority Leader and nearly five years as Speaker) was one of the longest consecutive tenures for a Republican leader in the House.