Rockets football coach to speak at EPIC Toledo eventWritten by Amanda Tindall | | firstname.lastname@example.org
When the board of EPIC Toledo considered possible speakers for the EPIC Unplugged event on May 21, Toledo Rockets football coach Matt Campbell stood out as the obvious choice.
EPIC stands for Engaging People, Inspiring Change. Its goal is to train young business leaders as they develop Toledo as a place that “attracts and retains” these leaders.
EPIC Toledo has four to five signature events, said EPIC Toledo Chairman Doug Mallette. One of these events is a quarterly speech, EPIC Unplugged.
“Unplugged has been going on basically since we started in 2008,” Mallette said. “It’s one of our four to five signature events. It’s a quarterly event. We come up with a focus for our unplugged lectures ever year. Last year it was leadership and professional development. This year, it’s more of a traditional speaker series.”
Mallette said Campbell stood out as an excellent choice for the May Unplugged event, where he’ll be speaking for about 30-45 minutes. In December 2011, Campbell became the 26th head coach for the University of Toledo Rockets and the youngest head coach in NCAA Division I.
“We’re all about bringing leaders together, sharing success stories and, from a mentoring standpoint, Coach Campbell was the type of person we were looking for,” Mallette said. “With him being such a charismatic person, he’s the head coach for Toledo football, he’s so in the forefront, and a lot of people are familiar with him. He’s just a really intriguing person.”
While EPIC Toledo is about engaging and aspiring young business leaders, Mallette said it’s not about age, but about attitude. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce established EPIC Toledo to retain talent in the area, and Mallette said they group is focused on improving the conception of Toledo.
EPIC Unplugged will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Grogan Room at Savage Arena at the University of Toledo. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar.
Anyone interested in attending can register for free at epictoledo.com.