FEATURING USNA VICE ADMIRAL TED CARTER & PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME PRESIDENT DAVID BAKER
SEAL LEGACY FOUNDATION AND MICHAEL PHELPS FOUNDATION TO BE SHOWCASED AS NON-PROFITS OF EXCELLENCE; FIRST FEDERAL LAKEWOOD IS PRESENTING SPONSOR
CLEVELAND, OH – (Oct. 4, 2016) – “Excellence on the Chesapeake” (EOTC) will take place at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland on October 18-19, 2016. An audience of business owners, company executives and thought leaders will attend the event that feature a series of excellence-themed presentations from seven nationally-known personalities and unique experiential elements that will creatively leverage the diverse Chesapeake Bay landscape. EOTC represents the third experience as part of the “Excellence” series. The initial conference debuted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 2015 followed by an event hosted at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California this past May.
“The Chesapeake Bay setting will represent a beautiful backdrop for another great experience for our Excellence attendees to savor,” states Craig Lucas, founder of Authenica. “We have a special opportunity to showcase the idea of Excellence as our cornerstone theme once again, this time through more of an interactive, field trip experience that encompasses “behind the scenes” tours and an agenda that will trigger an intense appreciation and respect for past, present & future”.
Lucas will be joined by Mark Pimpo, Chief of Staff Global Supply Chain of Under Armour, as EOTC Co-Host.
Vice Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter, Jr., Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, will serve as the EOTC Keynote Speaker for the Fireside Chat segment being held the first evening of the event. The SEAL Legacy Foundation and Michael Phelps Foundationwill be recognized as EOTC’s Non-Profits of Excellence for their contributions in the national and global communities respectively as well.
David Baker, President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and EOTC special guest contributes, “The Game of football teaches so many lessons about life. The Hall of Fame is a mission driven organization that focuses on five core values learned from the game: commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence. I am honored to participate in the Excellence on the Chesapeake event which serves as a great forum to discuss values that impact people’s lives.”
Also on hand at the EOTC from the Hall of Fame will be George Veras, ten-time Emmy Award winning producer, who is the Hall’s Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer & Executive Producer; and Anne Graffice, Vice President of Development and Strategic Adventures. Graffice is leading the development of The Center for EXCELLENCE, a key component to the $500 million Hall of Fame Village project under way in Canton. The “Excellence” series is being considered as potential programming for the world-class center that will open in 2018.
Mary Ann Stropkay, chief revenue officer of First Federal Lakewood, offers, “We are honored to support this gathering of professionals committed to the pursuit of excellence in their organizations and in their own lives. With inspirational speakers and the opportunity to experience organizational excellence at Under Armour, the U.S. Naval Academy and Charm City Cakes, the event will provide learning moments for all of us.”
In addition to Carter, Baker and Stropkay, other participants include:
- Mark McGinnis, Managing Director, SEAL Legacy Foundation
- Deborah S. Phelps, Director, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.
- Cathy Bennett, Swim School Director at Michael Phelps Swim School
- Swen Nater, Retired NBA Basketball Player
- Phil Olsen, President, Know Your Strengths and former NFL player
- Sam Rutigliano, Former Head Coach, Cleveland Browns
- Tiffany Baumann Cantelupe, Former Miss Ohio
- John Sutherland, Founder, Emnova, Inc.
Proud co-sponsors of EOTC include:Professional Travel, Andrews Moving & Storage, Renegade Brands, SummitQwest, Roy’s Restaurants, Rosenberg Advertising, Jennasis & Associates, Corporate United, Key Bank and Kent State University College of Business.
Authenicais a Cleveland, Ohio-based organization focused on inspiring others through the creation of event experiences centered on the theme of excellence. For additional information, please visit www.AuthenicaEvents.com