Former FBI Director & Bestselling Author James Comey Comes to Frederick Speaker Series

FREDERICK, Md. - Feb. 23, 2024 - PRLog -- James Comey Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013–2017) and #1 New York Times bestselling author will be the featured speaker on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 PM at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick Maryland. After leading the FBI through unprecedented times, former Director James Comey shares how his moral compass guided his decision-making and issues a clarion call for ethical leadership—no matter the circumstance.

Tickets start at $50 and may be purchased online at, by calling the box office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors. A ticketed Meet & Greet follows the event to benefit children's programming at Frederick County Public Libraries.

James Comey led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America's borders. Among many other things, he confronted foreign intelligence operations, mass shootings, the surge of ISIS, an opioid epidemic, and controversy over police shootings. Inside the FBI, while navigating government shutdowns, he tried to change how the FBI approached leadership, diversity, and cyber threats. Prior to his service at the FBI, Comey worked as a federal prosecutor in New York and Virginia and served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. In the private sector, he has worked at law firms and as the general counsel of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, and Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund. Throughout his career, Comey has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level at a variety of universities. A native of the New York metropolitan area, Comey also attended the University of Chicago Law School.

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2023-24 season can be found at

The Frederick Speaker Series has developed a reputation for bringing world-class speakers to the Frederick area. The goal is to engage the community through enlightening discourse and meaningful topics.  As a result of the Series, Frederick's reputation as an intellectual hub continues to grow, drawing audiences from D.C., Baltimore, and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, the Frederick Speaker Series has featured notable personalities such as Cal Ripken Jr., General Colin Powell, Jane Fonda, Tom Brokaw, George Takei, Bill Nye, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ted Koppel, Bob Woodward, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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