EVENT TO HONOR BRAD DICKERSON OF UNDER ARMOUR; FEATURES NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SPEAKERS
CANTON, OHIO – “Excellence, A Conscious Pursuit” (EACP), an event honoring Brad Dickerson, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Under Armour, will take place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. An anticipated audience of 200 business owners, company executives and thought leaders will attend the event, which will also feature a series of excellence-themed presentations from nine nationally-known personalities.
“Achieving excellence does not occur by accident,” Craig Lucas, host of EACP states. “To bring together those who are pursuing remarkable personal and professional performance with individuals who have already been recognized for such acclaim represents a tremendous opportunity. Hosting an event of this magnitude in a venue known for excellence makes the day that much more special. Our cast of presenters will cover a wide array of timely themes, sharing their best stories and most important lessons.”
David Baker, President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame contributes, “The Pro Football Hall of Fame honors the heroes of the game, preserves its history, promotes its values and celebrates excellence everywhere. We are pleased to host this great conference to honor Brad Dickerson and an outstanding panel of speakers delivering on the theme of excellence. There is no better place to inspire the notion of ‘being better’ than our Hall of Hospitality Event Center.”
George Veras, Executive Vice President of the Hall of Fame adds, “We welcome Craig, Brad and an all-star roster of presenters to Canton this coming April. Under Armour is a merchandise partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and like this great institution, their brand stands for excellence. We are looking forward to hosting the collective group and welcoming back Class of 2007 Gold Jacket, Bruce Matthews, to his ‘home’ in Canton.”
“I’m honored and very humbled by this recognition,” said Dickerson. “Returning to my Ohio roots at a sports hallmark such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame and having the privilege to be associated with the amazing leaders that are part of this event are extremely powerful rewards. While my name is attached to this celebration of excellence, none of this would be possible without the selflessness and dedication of an incredible Under Armour executive leadership team, along with the thousands of hard-working teammates around the world.”
In addition to Matthews, a 19-year NFL veteran who is regarded as one of the finest offensive linemen in NFL history, and whose father, brother and sons collectively represent three generations having played in the league, other participants include:
- Rod Dammeyer, Philanthropist & Private Equity Investor
- Chuck Kyle, Legendary St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland, Ohio) football coach & educator
- Mark Pimpo, Senior Director, Under Armour University and Training
- Dr. Robert Hisrich, Bridgestone Professor of International Marketing & Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs, Kent State University
- Christopher Minnick, Founder and Executive Vice President of Brightfield Strategies
- Dr. Matt Volansky, Vice President of Post-Acute Care Strategy, Diversified Health Partners
- Tiffany Baumann, Former Miss Ohio and breast cancer survivor
- Mike Stull, Chief Operating Officer, Employers Health
FirstMerit Bank and Hylant Insurance are co-sponsoring the event, with Grant Thornton LLC, Benesch, LNE Group, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Functions of Life, Jani-King, Ganley Auto, IdeaStream Consumer Products, Risk Matters, Shearer’s Snacks, Rosenberg Advertising, Pat Catan’s, and SummitQwest providing additional support. Non-profit organizations Cornerstone of Hope, NEOPAT and The First Tee of Cleveland will be recognized at the event as well.
For additional information regarding this private event, please call (216) 272-0551 or visit www.authenica.net.
About Hall of Fame Hospitality
The Pro Football Hall of Fame offers excellent facilities including a media ready conference room, the Gold Jacket Lounge, Super Bowl film theater, and provides catering, hospitality, and access to private tours of the Hall of Fame. A new feature that no other facility can offer is the ability for clients to book Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) to participate in or host your conference or meeting.
Pete Fierle, Vice President of Communications & Special Assistant to the President