Antron will graciously address OTHS students by live video-conference from the team’s Indianapolis, IN racing headquarters.
He is a grounded family man, exemplary teammate and a model of perseverance. During his session, Antron will make it very clear that there is no such thing as overnight success. Antron started his career on motorcycles and endured inexperience and failed organizations while staying true to his goals. With racing in his blood, Antron never considered leaving his sport. His combination of will, sacrifice and drive works to keep him sharp, competitive and always looking to build stronger people and communities.
Ms. Amy Hunter
YWCA of Greater St. Louis, Director of Racial Justice
Today's global economy means that your future life and business partners may originate from practically any country that is serious about its economic ability to complete. Leaders need to be able to embrace differing attitudes, nationalities. As Director of Racial Justice, Amy Hunter works to ensure that gender, ethnic and cultural differences are celebrated, not stereotyped.
Mr. Antron Brown
National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel Drag Racer
In 2012, Mr. Antron Brown won the NHRA Championship in the Top Fuel category. As the first ever African-American to hold the crown at the sport’s highest level, Antron defies physics by competing at speeds exceeding 325 miles per hour.
Mr. Dwight Cox
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. President, Lewis Lynch Chapter at Scott Air Force Base
Do you really know who you are...who exactly are your ancestors, their legacy and your responsibility to preserve and honor their accomplishments? In order for a young person to establish their identity, they must first know the significance of their cultural past. As President of the Lewis Lynch Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Dwight Cox understands cultural preservation, and how to successfully transfer critical legacy knowledge. After interacting with Dwight, students will reconsider the acceptance of society driven stereotypes, and cherish their place in the continuum of their rich and storied cultures.
Dr. Evelyn T. Samuel
DDS, Entrepreneur and Author
Diversity and Inclusion are today's corporate and societal hot topics. But who can really demonstrate by example how these dynamic forces work on a practical scale? Evelyn T. Samuel, DDS, business person, practicing professional and author brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the OTHS Student Union Club. Dr. Samuel has the unmatched combination of business savvy, gender perspective and ethnic understanding to educate promising students on how to benefit from ever-changing playing fields from a diverse and inclusive perspective.
The Powerbroker trailer. Film courtesy of www.powerbrokerfilm.com
All parents should plan to attend this session. Fletcher's rare insight is not only applicable to sports contracts, the art of negotiation applies to every phase of life. With Mr. Smith on your side, no deal is too big to get done!
The Power Broker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights
A KETC NineNet Community Cinema provided film
Mr. Sean Jones
JazzTimes Magazine Best New Artist & Associate Professor of Music
Mr. Fletcher N. Smith, III
Revolution Sports, LLC, Principal
Sports Management, Marketing & Consulting / at Amelia V. Carriel Jr. HS
Chicago native Fletcher N. Smith III knows the business side of athletics and entertainment since he conducts Revolution Sports' contract negotiations with teams for all professional football playing clients, assists with securing endorsement deals, and manages the careers of the firm's football clients.This well-established attorney negotiated Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb’s first contract; making him the highest paid player in Eagles history. In 2002, Smith renegotiated McNabb’s Eagles contract which then became the largest contract in NFL history at $115 million over 12 years, including a record $20.5 million signing bonus. That year, Smith and the football department negotiated over $130 million in free agent and rookie contracts including $43 million in total signing bonus dollars.
Session rescheduled from January 23 2014. T2S graciously thanks Ms. Hunter for accommodating our request.
The accomplishments of Mr. Whitney M. Young changed the look of the American landscape for all of us, forever. There is no such thing as Diversity and Inclusion without his work. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, Whitney Young fought for equal opportunity in corporate boardrooms and at the side of Presidents. Born in Kentucky, to master educators Whitney M. Young, Sr and Laura Young, Whitney earned Bachelor of Science and Graduate degrees before being elected as the Executive Director of the National Urban League...the organization's most influential leader...at the age of 40. Now, you are invited to learn more about this complex man and his skilled ability to negotiate a better world for all.