The University of Findlay Fridays at Findlay executive speaker series will resume on Friday, Feb. 9, with guest speaker Michael Wilcox, founder, chairman and CEO of Wilcox Financial and Wilcox Sports Management. He will focus on the fast-changing field of sports management and “Lessons Learned from the Intersection of Athletics, Leadership and Business.”
Sponsored by First Federal Bank, this breakfast lecture series is designed to encourage educational opportunities for members of our community, campus, and alumni regarding best leadership practices. The Feb. 9 event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Wilcox, a successful entrepreneur and former Division 1 All-American lacrosse and hockey player, is considered one of the most knowledgeable and influential people in college sports today. He represents nearly 400 college football and basketball coaches, athletic directors, university presidents, conference commissioners, and sports broadcasters throughout the country in all areas of finance, contract negotiation, and financial advising. He has served as board chairman for the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame, the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation, Culver Academy, Bowling Green State University, and serves as a trustee for the Fiesta Bowl, among other organizations.
Fridays at Findlay will continue its spring semester series on March 23 by welcoming Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Ph.D. Hayden is the nation’s 14th Librarian, and is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position. Previously, she served as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. She provides leadership to the world’s largest library with more than 164 million items in various formats, including books, films, posters, maps, sound recordings, and numerous rare manuscripts. The library also includes the original library of Thomas Jefferson. Last year, more than 1.8 million people visited the library on site in Washington, D.C., and there were nearly 93 million visits and 454 million page views on the library’s web properties. Hayden will speak on a topic of literacy.