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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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Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the western deserts of Iraq, also supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for ten years before having to make the difficult decision to leave fighter aviation as a single mother. She then flew the special airlift mission and retired out of the Pentagon. For over ten years, Heather was a Director of various Air Force programs for Lockheed Martin, specializing in capture management, government relations, and strategic business development. She now is a Senior Resident Fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Association, where she is an expert on defense policy issues related to airpower and the Air Force.

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

Keynote Topics: Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Motivational

Travels From: Alexandria, Virginia

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Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist, LGBT rights speaker, government relations consultant, and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Board President of the all volunteer Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on five continents.

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Global Human Rights Activist, President of Harvey Milk Foundation, US President Obama’s LGBTQ surrogate and advisor

Keynote Topics: Equality, LGBTQ+/Pride, Leadership, Politics

Travels From: Florida

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A natural storyteller, Colin shares his personal insight with humor and humility regarding what it takes to stay resilient, empowered, and motivated in pursuit of the things that matter most in life. For Colin, this has meant going on over 2,000 auditions in his career (failing 98% of the time), surviving first-hand the events of the World Trade Center incident that left him homeless, and overcoming two bouts of life-threatening cancer while working on one of the longest-running and most-watched television shows in history. Colin reveals the tools that actors, film directors and producers use to leverage the power of human connection to inspire the multiple departments and personalities to work together towards a common vision. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your organization with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very same day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team.

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Actor, Author, Stem Cell Ambassador

Keynote Topics: Celebrity Motivational Speaker, Overcoming Obstacles, Leadership, Audition Tools

Travels From: Arizona

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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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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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Travis Cloyd is an accomplished futurist, innovator, producer, professor, CEO, and entertainment executive with a focus on creating, managing and financing immersive state-of-the-art technology companies. He is an award-winning producer, XR visionary and Metaverse educator that operates a portfolio of cutting-edge businesses with a focus on trending innovation. Most recently, recognized by Forbes on the 2021 top ‘Next Entrepreneur’ list.

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Futurist, Innovator, Producer, Professor, CEO, and Entertainment Executive

Keynote Topics: Technology, Blockchain

Travels From: Los Angeles, CA

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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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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: Overcoming obstacles with race and inequality, Overcoming the odds with grief and coping mechanisms, Motivations in sports, business and Latino affairs, Importance of education, Humanitarianism, Motivational topics with underprivileged children, Leaving a Legacy

Travels From: Pennsylvania

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Beal has conducted readings of the Gilbert Baker memoir Rainbow Warrior in cities across America including New York City, San Francisco, Provincetown Mass. and Rochester NY. He has also made presentations about Baker and the Rainbow Flag to various organizations including Citibank, New York University Stern Business School, Spectrum Retirement Group, Johnson & Johnson, The Philadelphia Art Museum and the New York City Council.

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Social Activist and President of the Gilbert Baker Foundation

Keynote Topics: LGBTQ+ rights and history, Rainbow Flag history, Global impact

Travels From: New York

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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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Lothar is a World Cup Champion. As captain of West Germany, he led them to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The only German to ever win the FIFA World Player of the Year. Matthäus held the record of having played in five FIFA World Cups (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998); more than any other outfield player in men's football, until the 2018 World Cup, in which Mexico's Rafael Márquez equalled his record.

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Former Footballer, World Cup Champion, and FIFA World Player of the Year

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Darren Ellisor has been flying for 25 years starting at the air force academy in Colorado for 4 years, 10 years in the Air Force, and Southwest for 11 years. Darren was the co-pilot on the Southwest Flight 1380 along side Captain Tammie Jo Shults.

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Fred Dryer is an American actor and former football player. Dryer was drafted to the New York Giants in 1969, where he played until moving to the Los Angeles Rams in 1972. After retiring from football in 1981, he developed his acting career and is the best known for starring in the TV series, Hunter. In the early 1990s, Dryer established his own production company and currently has his own radio show where he gives his takes on sports.

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A long-time contributor for Bob and Tom, Dave Dugan is an Indianapolis-based comedian who is famous nationwide and around the world. He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, and VH-1.

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George Napolitano is a professional photographer specializing in images of wrestling events. He has published many pictorial books. He received the Jim Melby Award in 2013 and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Olivia De Berardinis is an American artist, famous for her pinup paintings of women. Beginning in the 1970s, she kick started her career and became a contributor to Playboy in 1985. In June 2004, she was granted her own section of the magazine for pinups and continued perfecting her craft.

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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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Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the western deserts of Iraq, also supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for ten years before having to make the difficult decision to leave fighter aviation as a single mother. She then flew the special airlift mission and retired out of the Pentagon. For over ten years, Heather was a Director of various Air Force programs for Lockheed Martin, specializing in capture management, government relations, and strategic business development. She now is a Senior Resident Fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Association, where she is an expert on defense policy issues related to airpower and the Air Force.

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

Keynote Topics: Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Motivational

Travels From: Alexandria, Virginia

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Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist, LGBT rights speaker, government relations consultant, and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Board President of the all volunteer Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on five continents.

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Global Human Rights Activist, President of Harvey Milk Foundation, US President Obama’s LGBTQ surrogate and advisor

Keynote Topics: Equality, LGBTQ+/Pride, Leadership, Politics

Travels From: Florida

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Colin Egglesfield is an actor, author and entrepreneur. Best known for his roles on hit television shows such as All My Children, Melrose Place, and The Client List. He has also starred opposite some of the entertainment industry's top talent in film including Kate Hudson, Gary Oldman and Sylvester Stallone. In his book, Agile Artist: Life Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond, Colin shares incredible insight and the strategies he had to adopt not only to overcome the odds in pursuit of his acting career but also to survive two bouts of cancer. Colinʼs inspiring message of resilience encourages others that they too can overcome their personal challenges and adversity in pursuit of what matters most in life.

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Actor, Author, Stem Cell Ambassador

Keynote Topics: Celebrity Motivational Speaker, Overcoming Obstacles, Leadership, Audition Tools

Travels From: Arizona

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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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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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Travis Cloyd is an accomplished futurist, innovator, producer, professor, CEO, and entertainment executive with a focus on creating, managing and financing immersive state-of-the-art technology companies. He is an award-winning producer, XR visionary and Metaverse educator that operates a portfolio of cutting-edge businesses with a focus on trending innovation. Most recently, recognized by Forbes on the 2021 top ‘Next Entrepreneur’ list.

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Futurist, Innovator, Producer, Professor, CEO, and Entertainment Executive

Keynote Topics: Technology, Blockchain

Travels From: Los Angeles, CA

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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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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: Overcoming obstacles with race and inequality, Overcoming the odds with grief and coping mechanisms, Motivations in sports, business and Latino affairs, Importance of education, Humanitarianism, Motivational topics with underprivileged children, Leaving a Legacy

Travels From: Pennsylvania

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Beal has conducted readings of the Gilbert Baker memoir Rainbow Warrior in cities across America including New York City, San Francisco, Provincetown Mass. and Rochester NY. He has also made presentations about Baker and the Rainbow Flag to various organizations including Citibank, New York University Stern Business School, Spectrum Retirement Group, Johnson & Johnson, The Philadelphia Art Museum and the New York City Council.

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Social Activist and President of the Gilbert Baker Foundation

Keynote Topics: LGBTQ+ rights and history, Rainbow Flag history, Global impact

Travels From: New York

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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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Lothar is a World Cup Champion. As captain of West Germany, he led them to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The only German to ever win the FIFA World Player of the Year. Matthäus held the record of having played in five FIFA World Cups (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998); more than any other outfield player in men's football, until the 2018 World Cup, in which Mexico's Rafael Márquez equalled his record.

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Former Footballer, World Cup Champion, and FIFA World Player of the Year

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Darren Ellisor has been flying for 25 years starting at the air force academy in Colorado for 4 years, 10 years in the Air Force, and Southwest for 11 years. Darren was the co-pilot on the Southwest Flight 1380 along side Captain Tammie Jo Shults.

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Fred Dryer is an American actor and former football player. Dryer was drafted to the New York Giants in 1969, where he played until moving to the Los Angeles Rams in 1972. After retiring from football in 1981, he developed his acting career and is the best known for starring in the TV series, Hunter. In the early 1990s, Dryer established his own production company and currently has his own radio show where he gives his takes on sports.

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A long-time contributor for Bob and Tom, Dave Dugan is an Indianapolis-based comedian who is famous nationwide and around the world. He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, and VH-1.

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George Napolitano is a professional photographer specializing in images of wrestling events. He has published many pictorial books. He received the Jim Melby Award in 2013 and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Olivia De Berardinis is an American artist, famous for her pinup paintings of women. Beginning in the 1970s, she kick started her career and became a contributor to Playboy in 1985. In June 2004, she was granted her own section of the magazine for pinups and continued perfecting her craft.

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

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Global Human Rights Activist, President of Harvey Milk Foundation, US President Obama’s LGBTQ surrogate and advisor

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Actor, Author, Stem Cell Ambassador

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

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

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Futurist, Innovator, Producer, Professor, CEO, and Entertainment Executive

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

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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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Social Activist and President of the Gilbert Baker Foundation

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American Acrobat, Aerialist, and Author

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Former Footballer, World Cup Champion, and FIFA World Player of the Year

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Former Air Force Aviator & Commercial Pilot

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American Actor, Radio Host, Screenwriter and Former Professional Football Player

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Professional Wrestling Photographer 

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