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Jennifer Bricker is an American acrobat, aerialist, and was born without legs. She was a featured performer on Britney Spears' Circus Tour which traveled internationally and as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, New York’s Lincoln Center, and the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai. She was the first disabled high school tumbling champion in the state of Illinois.

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American Acrobat, Aerialist, and Author

Keynote Topics: Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational, Overcoming Adversity

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David Paterson was the 55th Governor of the State of New York. His best selling book “Black, Blind, and In Charge'' held top of the charts for many months. While in office, David reduced New York’s fiscal deficit by nearly $40 billion and has been an advocate for protecting the rights of the disabled, LGBTQ+ communities, and relentlessly fights against hate crimes and all racial inequality.

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55th Governor of New York and Author of “Black, Blind, and In Charge”

Keynote Topics: Political, Diversity & Disability, Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Motivational, LGTBQ+ & Allies

Travels From: New York, NY

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Tammie Jo Shults is a retired commercial airline captain, author, and former naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, following active duty she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. On April 17, 2018, as captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Shults safely landed a Boeing 737-700, saving 148 passengers, after the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure with debris causing rapid decompression of the aircraft. She retired from Southwest Airlines in 2020.

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

Keynote Topics: Author, Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Diversity, Faith

Travels From: Boerne, Texas

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Ilyasah Shabazz is an educator and motivational speaker focusing on the preservation and growth of the legacy of her late father, Malcolm X.  Ms. Shabazz is the acclaimed author of Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir, serves as President of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and leads a youth empowerment movement, The WAKE-UP Tour™ . Drawing on her remarkable upbringing and diverse life experiences, Ms. Shabazz speaks on Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, and her journey to preserve and promote her family’s legacy.

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

Keynote Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Diversity, Linked to Legends

Travels From: New Rochelle, NY

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André Thornton is a motivational and faith-based speaker, a twenty-one year veteran of the MLB and recipient of the coveted Roberto Clemente Award, acclaimed author of Triumph in the Face of Adversity, and the CEO of ASW Global Inc. Drawing on his faith and life experiences, Mr. Thornton educates and inspires audiences about Executive Leadership, Organizational Change, Overcoming Adversity, and Diversity. Mr. Thornton is a remarkable speaker, having honed his craft over the course of more than one thousand professional engagements.

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Former MLB and Cleveland Indians Player, Roberto Clemente Award Recipient, CEO of ASW Global Inc.

Keynote Topics: Team Building, Leadership, Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, Faith

Travels From: Mogadore, Ohio

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J’Marie Moore is the first daughter of a famous boxer to fight professionally. J’Marie is a woman of faith and the daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore. Archie was the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion. J’Marie, better known in the ring as THE LADY MONGOOSE went 2-0 as a pro between 1997 and 2000

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J'marie Moore

Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

Keynote Topics: Inspirational Women, Faith, Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational

Travels From: Mexico

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Roberto Clemente, Jr. is a universally respected philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, producer, former broadcaster, and professional baseball player. Roberto’s father, Roberto Clemente Sr. was the first Latin American player to compile 3,000 hits in MLB history and the first Latino to enter into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Roberto Sr. used his platform and immense athletic gift to serve others and devote his short life to helping make the world a better place, something Roberto Jr. has duplicated and taken very seriously. Roberto Jr. utilizes his experiences not only as an Afro-Latino but beyond to leverage his platform to help thousands of others on an intensely diverse array of subjects and today’s challenges.

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Philanthropist, CEO, Former Broadcaster & Professional Baseball Player

Keynote Topics: Diversity, Motivational, Business, LeadershipSports

Travels From: Pennsylvania

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Jennifer Bricker is an American acrobat, aerialist, and was born without legs. She was a featured performer on Britney Spears' Circus Tour which traveled internationally and as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, New York’s Lincoln Center, and the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai. She was the first disabled high school tumbling champion in the state of Illinois.

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American Acrobat, Aerialist, and Author

Keynote Topics: Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational, Overcoming Adversity

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David Paterson was the 55th Governor of the State of New York. His best selling book “Black, Blind, and In Charge'' held top of the charts for many months. While in office, David reduced New York’s fiscal deficit by nearly $40 billion and has been an advocate for protecting the rights of the disabled, LGBTQ+ communities, and relentlessly fights against hate crimes and all racial inequality.

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55th Governor of New York and Author of “Black, Blind, and In Charge”

Keynote Topics: Political, Diversity & Disability, Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Motivational, LGTBQ+ & Allies

Travels From: New York, NY

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Tammie Jo Shults is a retired commercial airline captain, author, and former naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, following active duty she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. On April 17, 2018, as captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Shults safely landed a Boeing 737-700, saving 148 passengers, after the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure with debris causing rapid decompression of the aircraft. She retired from Southwest Airlines in 2020.

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

Keynote Topics: Author, Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Diversity, Faith

Travels From: Boerne, Texas

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Ilyasah Shabazz is an educator and motivational speaker focusing on the preservation and growth of the legacy of her late father, Malcolm X.  Ms. Shabazz is the acclaimed author of Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir, serves as President of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and leads a youth empowerment movement, The WAKE-UP Tour™ . Drawing on her remarkable upbringing and diverse life experiences, Ms. Shabazz speaks on Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, and her journey to preserve and promote her family’s legacy.

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

Keynote Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Diversity, Linked to Legends

Travels From: New Rochelle, NY

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André Thornton is a motivational and faith-based speaker, a twenty-one year veteran of the MLB and recipient of the coveted Roberto Clemente Award, acclaimed author of Triumph in the Face of Adversity, and the CEO of ASW Global Inc. Drawing on his faith and life experiences, Mr. Thornton educates and inspires audiences about Executive Leadership, Organizational Change, Overcoming Adversity, and Diversity. Mr. Thornton is a remarkable speaker, having honed his craft over the course of more than one thousand professional engagements.

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Former MLB and Cleveland Indians Player, Roberto Clemente Award Recipient, CEO of ASW Global Inc.

Keynote Topics: Team Building, Leadership, Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, Faith

Travels From: Mogadore, Ohio

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J’Marie Moore is the first daughter of a famous boxer to fight professionally. J’Marie is a woman of faith and the daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore. Archie was the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion. J’Marie, better known in the ring as THE LADY MONGOOSE went 2-0 as a pro between 1997 and 2000

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J'marie Moore

Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

Keynote Topics: Inspirational Women, Faith, Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational

Travels From: Mexico

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Roberto Clemente, Jr. is a universally respected philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, producer, former broadcaster, and professional baseball player. Roberto’s father, Roberto Clemente Sr. was the first Latin American player to compile 3,000 hits in MLB history and the first Latino to enter into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Roberto Sr. used his platform and immense athletic gift to serve others and devote his short life to helping make the world a better place, something Roberto Jr. has duplicated and taken very seriously. Roberto Jr. utilizes his experiences not only as an Afro-Latino but beyond to leverage his platform to help thousands of others on an intensely diverse array of subjects and today’s challenges.

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Philanthropist, CEO, Former Broadcaster & Professional Baseball Player

Keynote Topics: Diversity, Motivational, Business, LeadershipSports

Travels From: Pennsylvania

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American Acrobat, Aerialist, and Author

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55th Governor of New York and Author of “Black, Blind, and In Charge”

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

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Former MLB and Cleveland Indians Player, Roberto Clemente Award Recipient, CEO of ASW Global Inc.

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J'marie Moore

Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

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Philanthropist, CEO, Former Broadcaster & Professional Baseball Player

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