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University of Toledo to host Leadership with Swagger conference

The University of Toledo will host a group of nearly 250 high school students and administrators at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Student Union as the capstone to the Leadership with Swagger Initiative.

The group, representing schools from across northwest Ohio, began the initiative in February, as John Henry Livingston, a motivational speaker, trainer and founder of Whirlwind U, partnered with UT and Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs, and introduced them to Lifeplan, a new peer development mentoring program.

Tuesday’s event marks the highlight of the Swagger initiative and will include various school’s presentations and videos created by participating students that showcase their definitions of “swagger.” This portion of the conference will take place at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Union Ingman Room.

In addition to Livingston and Burns, presenters for the day will include:

•  Tricia Cullop, University of Toledo women’s head basketball coach;
•  Rodney Eason, associate vice president for Fifth Third Bank; and
•  A representative from Root Learning Inc.

The event also will include a UT Residence Life presentation, the selection of the SWAG All-Star, and a CEO/Executive Roundtable, “Leading with Confidence.” The roundtable will include:

•  Robert LaClair, chief executive officer for FifthThird Bank;
•  Marianne Ballas of Ballas Buick GMC;
•  Jon Harris, McDonald’s restaurant area franchisee;
•  Derick Gant, president of Gant Financial Advisors; and more.

For more information, contact Livingston at jhl@whirlwindU or 419.283.7170.

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