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Speakers

Meet some of our awesome speakers. It is because of these amazing people that we can provide the exclusive content and tools to you and your family.

2019

Featured Speakers

Killjan Anderson

Executive Director USA Basketball foundation

Killjan (pronounced Killian) Anderson began his duties on May 13 as the first executive director of the USA Basketball Foundation, which was created in 2019.

As executive director, Anderson is responsible for all aspects of the USA Basketball Foundation, including developing a holistic strategic plan, generating revenue and evaluating grant opportunities. 

He was hired at the USA Basketball Foundation after serving as the executive director of the Pat Tillman Foundation in Chicago since 2014. 

Prior to that, he served as the senior enlisted advisor at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from 2012 to 2014. During his 21+ years on active duty, his military career spanned stateside assignments in California, Colorado and Arizona and overseas tours in Korea, Japan and England. He deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.

Anderson graduated in a bachelor’s degree in Management and Government from the University of Maryland-University College and with an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

He is a Center for Creative Leadership alumni, has presented as the SXSW Conference and currently serves in an advisory board capacity for Arizona State University’s Veteran Sports Law and Business Program, the NFL Player Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Anderson and his wife of more than 23 years, Angela, have two children. Avery is completing a graduate degree in education on a football scholarship at the University of Nebraska, and Asia is pursuing degrees in bio-physics and media studies at Scripps College in the Claremont-McKenna Consortium.

Charlie Hoehn

Head of Video for Scribe Media

CHARLIE HOEHN is the author of Play It Away, which has sold more than 10,000 copies. Charlie’s articles on mental health have been read by more than 4 million people. His blog is the #1 Google result for the search “anxiety cure,“ and his essay titled Mass Shootings in America, and Why Men Keep Doing This was one of the of the most popular articles of on Medium.com in 2017. Charlie’s work has been featured in more than 50 media outlets, including NPR’s TED Radio Hour, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Tim Ferriss’ Blog, and many others. He has spoken at The Pentagon, Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, and Fort Presidio. Currently, Charlie is the Head of Video for Scribe Media, based in Austin Texas.

Matt ‘Griff’ Griffin

Combat Flip Flops creates peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, “Business, Not Bullets”–flipping the view on how wars are won. Through persistence, respect, and creativity, we empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade.

Past Speakers

Jim Koch

Founder Samuel Adams

Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone

Founder Cardone Training Technologies

Major Jas Boothe

Founder Final Salute, Inc.

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss

Author of The 4-Hour Work Week

Laurence Tham

Entrepreneur & Creator of The Wellness Couch