ETSU, MSHA partner for leadership conference June 29-30
ETSU, MSHA partner for leadership conference June 29-30
Friday, June 19, 2015

Respected collection of entrepreneurs and athletic professionals will include successful sports leaders from across the country

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 21, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in partnership with Mountain States Health Alliance will present a unique leadership conference, “Winning Ways,” on June 29-30, featuring some of today’s most respected and well-known leaders from the world of sports. The event will take place at The Millennium Centre.
Speakers scheduled to appear in-person at the event include former University of Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer, current Virginia Tech men’s basketball head coach Buzz Williams, ETSU alum and former NFL coach of the year Mike Smith, former Texas A&M head football coach R.C. Slocum, former ETSU and Auburn head men’s basketball coach Sonny Smith, current ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes, former UT and Washington Redskins quarterback Heath Shuler, current ETSU women’s basketball head coach Brittney Ezell, current ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush, and former ETSU and current University of Central Florida Athletic Director Todd Stansbury.  

“We have enormous respect for the entrepreneurs and business leaders who work hard to build their businesses, create jobs and help our region grow,” said Alan Levine, President and CEO of Mountain States. “This symposium is an opportunity for our business leaders to share ideas and learn how leaders in sports apply the principles of leadership, inspiration and motivation.”
The symposium will begin on Monday evening, June 29, with a cocktail and networking event, followed by a “Lessons from the Bench” session featuring Fulmer, Williams, Sonny Smith and Forbes. The conference will continue on Tuesday, June 30, with a day-long schedule of speakers that will include contributors such as Mike Smith, Shuler, Stansbury, Torbush and Ezell, along with many others.
In addition to the list of sports leaders who will be contributing to the two-day event, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Harrell, a 1973 graduate of ETSU, will be the keynote speaker at a special luncheon on Tuesday.
A full schedule for the two-day symposium can be found below. Tickets for the event are $185 per person, while 10-seat corporate tables are available for $1,500. To purchase tickets, call Matt McGahey at 423-439-5925 (office) or 423-737-7436 (cell).
For more information, visit and click on the “Winning Ways” link.