All-Star Athlete, Businessman and Humanitarian – Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Response Expo 2011 is proud to present Earvin “Magic” Johnson on Tuesday, May 3 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
“We are thrilled to bring Magic Johnson’s lively and engaging speaking skills to our attendees,” says John Yarrington, publisher of Response and event director of Response Expo. “More importantly, his incredible success in sports and business, his understanding of teamwork and creativity, and his work for charitable causes should enthrall and educate the leaders of the direct response marketing world.”
Thomas Haire, editor-in-chief of Response Magazine and content director of Response Expo, adds, “Magic Johnson’s ability to combine competitiveness with joy on the basketball court made him one of the most compelling athletes of the 20th century. He brings those two seemingly divergent skills to his business and philanthropic goals, making him one of the most important and successful businessmen of this new century. I have no doubt that Response Expo’s attendees will not only enjoy, but learn from, Magic’s presentation.”
Magic Johnson is one of the most highly recognized people in the world for many reasons.
All-star athlete – five NBA world championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, three NBA MVP awards, 12 NBA All-Star games, 1979 NCAA champion and Final Four MVP with Michigan State University, a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
All-star businessman – leader of Magic Johnson Enterprises, a company that has a net worth of $700 million; its subsidiaries include Magic Johnson Productions (promotional company), Magic Johnson Theaters, Magic Johnson Entertainment (movie studio), SodexhoMagic (food service), and MAGIC Workforce Solutions (staffing services). He is also a New York Times best-selling author – “32 Ways to be a Champion in Business.”
All-star humanitarian – after being diagnosed as HIV-positive, he immediately became the voice for AIDS awareness. He was the main speaker for the United Nations World AIDS Day Conference in 1999, and has served as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. He also created the Magic Johnson Foundation, which has awarded more than $1.1 million to community-based organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS education and prevention, supported more than 800 minority high school students with college scholarships, opened 18 Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Centers, and provided a range of community-based initiatives.
Join Magic Johnson for what's sure to be one of the most inspirational addresses to date at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m.