2016 Special Guest Speaker: Peyton Manning

If anyone knows about leading a team, it’s legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. The NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, Peyton has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history. During his NFL career, Peyton led the Colts franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. This past season, he led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. He has also been named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2013.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) October 10, 2015. (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) October 10, 2015. (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)


For his actions off the field, Manning was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005 as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015. Manning serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $10 million of impact to at-risk youth through its grants and programs since its inception. Manning continues to maintain a strong relationship with St. Vincent’s Children’s Hospital (Indianapolis), which in 2007 was renamed the “Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.”

Join Peyton for an interview-style discussion on what it’s like to lead a team in crisis and in championship.


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