2014 Keynote Speakers:
9:00 – 9:45:00 AM Keynote # 1 Discover Greatness: Stories and Lessons from Black Baseball History
Dr. Raymond Doswell, Vice-President Curatorial Services, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Raymond Doswell has worked for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) since 1995. In that time, he has been afforded opportunities to travel the nation and interact with many notables, including sports celebrities, media stars, and heads of state. However, the most interesting group he has met has been the former baseball players of the Negro Leagues, who played professional sport during a time of racial segregation in America. Doswell will relate stories and life lessons from these interactions as well as the broader history of race and baseball. The great legacy of Negro Leagues baseball is that it helped pave the way for Civil Rights and continues to have great relevancy today.
10:00 – 10:45 AM Keynote # 2
Passion For Excellence!
Burnette Clingman, Author, Consultant and Corporate Trainer
History has always placed excellence at the forefront of our existence. Being our best, performing at our best and giving our best have driven every activity, thought and feeling that we have as we’ve move forward through life.
Passion for Excellence affords us the opportunity to rethink and embrace a renewed spirit for achieving excellence in every aspects of of life, by adding meaning and value to our daily life, our vision, our goals and our work, which helps us to gain a new sense of motivation, inspiration and empowerment!