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WARRICK DUNN

Warrick Dunn is a former NFL running back who is known for his success both on and off the field. He played 12 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons, amassing five 1,000-yard rushing seasons and was selected for the Pro Bowl three times. In 2009 he was approved by the NFL owners to become a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. Off the field, he founded Warrick Dunn Charities to help improve lives in his community through innovative programming inspired by his own life’s journey. Dunn’s well-known “Home for the Holidays” charity that provides homes for single mothers, is in honor of his mother, a single-mother of six children who was killed during his senior year of high school leaving him to watch over his five siblings. His book “Running for My Life” tells his extraordinary story of tragedy and courage.

 

CHERYL BACHELDER

Former CEO, Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Cheryl A. Bachelder is a passionate restaurant industry executive who most recently served as the CEO Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl inspired a servant leadership culture that guides the principles for Popeye's successful business practices. She is known for her crisp strategic thinking, franchisee-focused approach, development of outstanding leaders and teams, and superior financial performance. Cheryl has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Woman in Business Award, and has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

 

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DAVE RAMSEY

America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. Dave’s company, Ramsey Solutions, offers a message of hope, through various means, to anyone who wants to better understand the principles of proper money management; the importance of strong leadership; and focused intensity on setting and reaching individual goals. Dave whose organization is nationally recognized, defines success by the number of lives changed and legacies built. His company has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Nashville ten times. He delivers that life-changing message as host of a nationally syndicated radio program – The Dave Ramsey Show. His book EntreLeadership delivers "20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches."

 

JOHN MAXWELL

John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, John also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP — have trained more than 6 million leaders in every nation.