The Opening Business Session will feature a father-son duo whose examples of persistence, perseverance, and leadership transcend the sports world. Archie Manning was the starting quarterback at the University of Mississippi for three years and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989. In the NFL, he spent the majority of his 13-year career with the New Orleans Saints, where he was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and part of the team’s inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1988.
Cooper Manning is the host for the show “The Manning Hour” for Fox Sports, and Principal and Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations for AJ Capital Partners. He was one of the nation’s top wide receivers, signing with Ole Miss out of high school before a spinal stenosis diagnosis ended his playing career.
A 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) wanted to fly military jets from the moment she saw them at her first air show when she was five years old. She achieved that goal – and then some. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, an instructor, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole’s Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams.
Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Champion, television broadcaster, philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, husband, father, cancer survivor, and eternal optimist. In 1984, Scott captured the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide with his incredible Olympic gold medal-winning performance in Sarajevo. Since then he has entertainment millions more with his exciting performances, complete with backflips, artistry, and humor. Considered one of the greatest male figure skaters of all time, and figure skating’s voice of authority in the US, Scott has spent the last 30-plus years providing his infectious analysis of national and global skating competitions.
Described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to “The Pied Piper of potential,” Sarah Robb O’Hagan is an executive, activist, entrepreneur, and now the founder and CEO of Extreme Living—a company designed to help individuals, teams, and organizations play to their highest potential. She is the former CEO of Flywheel Sports, the former president of luxury health club Equinox, the former global president of Gatorade, a former GM and marketing director at Nike, and a former marketing director at the Virgin Group. She is a rare blend of fierce businesswoman, cheer leading Mom, passionate women’s advocate, and high-energy innovator.