YPWeek – George Koonce Leadership Keynote
YPWeek is a weeklong platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals in Wisconsin. Fond du Lac is a part of this exciting statewide initiative and we’ll be hosting several events during the week of April 23 – 30. From exploring the Fond du Lac community to meeting new people and volunteering, the planned programming will be a great way to experience all that YPF has to offer. For more information, visit www.ypweek.com.
Cost to attend: $5 (payments only accepted at the door due to charitable contribution). Please pre-register for planning purposes.
All registration fee proceeds will be donated to Marian’s Annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour effort to raise general scholarship funds for future leaders, the students of Marian University.
Join YPF on Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Marian University’s Sadoff Gymnasium for a leadership keynote address from George Koonce.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Keynote address
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Networking and Koonce meet & greet
George Koonce, Ph.D., former Green Bay Packers linebacker (1992-99) and Marian University Vice President of Advancement, is very familiar with the importance of being a leader. Koonce, an XXXI Super Bowl Champion, credits a life-changing interaction with Reggie White at the young age of 24 for inspiring his dedication to leadership on and off the field and professional success post-NFL. For those that need a leadership mentor look no further than Koonce, a National Junior College Hall of Fame inductee, founder of the George Koonce Sr. Foundation and author of ‘Is There Life After Football?: Surviving the NFL.”
Koonce has served as the Director of Development for Marquette University’s Urban Scholars Program, and previously served as an independent consultant with Dampeer & Canady LLC of Milwaukee, Wis. He has also served as Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Senior Associate Athletics Director at Marquette University, Director of Player Development for the Green Bay Packers and Special Assistant to the Athletic Director at East Carolina University. Koonce earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University at Regents in Albany, New York, master’s degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and his doctor of philosophy degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.