Elko to headline annual Chamber banquet

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tickets and banquet sponsorships are now available for the 90th Annual Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, set for 7 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 24, in the Kiwanis Community Center.

Sports author and motivational speaker, Dr. Kevin Elko, will be the keynote speaker.

Elko earned his bachelors in biology education and coaching from California University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to West Virginia University where he earned two masters and a doctorate and was later inducted into West Virginia University Hall of Fame.

He went on to intern at the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. He has consulted with various successful teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Miami Dolphins, the New Orleans Saints, L.S.U. football, the University of Miami football, the University of Alabama football, the University of Nebraska football, Rutgers University football and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

His corporate clients have included ING, Tyson Foods, Abbott Labs, LPL Financial, The Hartford, Genworth, Jackson National Life, Pioneer Investments, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Sun Life.

He is the author of four books, Nerves of Steel, The Pep Talk, True Greatness: Mastering the Inner game of Business Success and Touchdown: Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business and Life. The movie rights to his book The Pep Talk have recently been sold and the book is in the process of becoming a motion picture.”