Virtual Annual Dinner: Lead and Succeed with Lynn Swann
What does it take to…
Lead a team to four Super Bowl championships?
Be named Super Bowl MVP and inducted into multiple halls of fame?
Achieve 30 years of success in broadcasting, including 6 Olympics?
Be appointed as chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports by George W. Bush?
Even make a film appearance, as yourself, on a comedy with Adam Sandler (The Waterboy)?
Learn what it takes to lead and succeed from the one and only, Lynn Swann. Hear the tales of grit and infamous athleticism that accompanied leadership skills he found essential such as listening, compromising, and executing. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will leave you ready to tackle challenges that come your way.
Born in Tennessee, Swann attended the University of Southern California and played football as a wide receiver where he was a consensus All-American. He is regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers of his generation. He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1974 NFL draft. With the Steelers, Swann won four Super Bowls, was selected to three Pro Bowls, made the 1970s All-Decade Team, and was named MVP of Super Bowl X. Swann was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He served as the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition from 2002 to 2005, and worked as a football and sports broadcaster for ABC Sports from 1976 to 2006. During his time at ABC, Swann broadcast a variety of events as a host, reporter, and analyst. Included in these events are: the 1976 Winter Olympics, the 1976 Summer Olympics, the 1980 Winter Olympics, the 1984 Winter Olympics, the 1984 Summer Olympics, the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Iditarod Trail sled dog race, International Diving Championships, USFL, college football and Monday Night Football, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, the Irish Derby, ABC's Wide World of Sports, and Curt Gowdy's The American Sportsman. He even made an appearance, playing himself, in the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy feature film The Waterboy.
Join us as Lynn Swann shares about his unprecedented career and life. Hear his tales of grit and athleticism and the important traits that underscore success – leadership, teamwork, and the importance of listening, compromising, and executing.
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