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Friday, March 13 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sport for Development: Affecting Societal Change

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Joey Cheek

Olympic Athlete, GlideSlope
Originally an inline skater from North Carolina, Joey Cheek quickly mastered the ice and became a world record-setting speed skater. In 2002, at the Salt Lake City Olympics, Cheek won his first ever international medal, a bronze.  Over the next four years he would go on to win more than 25 World Cup and World Championship medals, including joining Eric Heiden and Dan Jansen as the only US men to become World Sprint Champion.
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Matt Geschke

Dir, Laureus Sport For Good Foundation
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA is led by Matthew Geschke, Director. He manages strategic partnerships and develops Laureus USA's activities. Throughout his career Matt has become a leading voice in the Sport for Development sector. Prior to this role, Matt served as Director of O Heroes, a student-athlete community service organization at the University of Oregon. From 2006 to 2008 Matt served as the Managing Director of PeacePlayers... Read More →
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Dave Mingey

Pres, Founding Partner, GlideSlope
Dave Mingey is a Founding Partner of GlideSlope, a collective of management advisors focused on the global sports industry. As the company’s President, he leads its mission to guide several of the world's biggest brands looking to increase bottom line results by better leveraging the full power of sport.
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Paul Teeple

Dir, Sport for Dev, Partners of the Americas
Paul Teeple serves as Partners’ Director of Sport for Development and has led the A Ganar program since its founding in 2005. Described as “a youth workforce development program wrapped inside a soccer ball,” A Ganar uses lesson from the field of play to help at-risk youth learn marketable job skills. Under Paul's leadership, A Ganar has grown from 3 to 18 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. To date, over 14,000 youth have... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

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