Each year, RISE West brings together world-class keynote speakers that deliver powerful and insightful messages in a way that moves audiences to action. These speakers are an important part of the conference experience and exemplify the spirit and ingenuity that drives our attendees to pursue success.
Both of our keynote sessions will feature a fireside chat format, allowing for an intimate atmosphere to hear candid updates, inspirational stories, plus get your most pressing questions answered in real time.
Special Presentation - Fireside Chat with LaDainian Tomlinson:
Against the Odds; Lessons in Perseverance, Discipline, and Selflessness for Elite Achievement
Join RISE for a special fireside chat with LaDainian Tomlinson (LT), NFL Network Analyst, Hall of Fame Running Back, MVP and 5x Pro Bowl Selection. LaDainian Tomlinson currently serves as a studio analyst for the NFL Network as well as a special advisor to the owner of the Los Angeles Chargers.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014. His football credentials consist of being the 2006 League MVP, a five-time Pro Bowler, a five-time All Pro team member, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2006, Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 and the recipient of the Doak Walker Award for best college running back in 2000.
Known for not ever looking behind him but looking for what’s next, LaDainian’s goal is not to be known as a football player and is the Founder and Chairman of Tomlinson Ventures uniquely focused on providing funding, mentoring, coaching in low socio economic communities and schools through cross sector partnerships with the Tomlinson Center for Leadership, T Hill Media, 3SIXT Software, LT 21 Sports, and partners like Albertsons, Disabled American Veterans, US Marine Corps, and Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation
His most valued platforms are Veterans, Education, and Community Engagement and is the reason he is an ambassador for the Disabled American Veterans, TCU Trustee.
About the Keynote Speaker
NFL legend LaDainian Tomlinson, or "L.T.", has achieved iconic status both on and off the field while overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds along his journey of success; despite being overlooked for factors like size, durability, and collegiate level competition he persevered to become a triple Hall-of-Famer in College and NFL, an NFL MVP recipient and 2006 Walter Payton Man of The Year Award winner.
His compassion is evident in founding the Touching Lives Foundation in 2004 which works tirelessly for those less fortunate across numerous civic initiatives - from awarding scholarship money through grants to creating cultural awareness programs with US Veterans organizations.
Furthermore, L.T.'s work ethic even extends into social entrepreneurship where he leads many successful ventures such as the Tomlinson Center, 3SIXT Culture Management Software, LT21 Sports aimed at developing high production cultures within low socio-economic school districts via leadership development, mentor coaching sessions with students and staff that ultimately improved attendance by 12%, reduced recidivism rates by 61% whilst boosting academic performance scores to 18%!
Rising job market gaps will be filled thanks to Mr. Tomlinson’s' workforce program for tutoring, community engagement, and career experiences aligning corporations with students who must develop appropriate skills necessary to meet global employment challenges head on...providing opportunities for both our companies and students to ensure America’s future is intact.
Fireside Chat with the Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Join an intimate sit down with Megan Tinker, Chief of Staff at the OIG, examining the OIG’s approach to understanding risks and opportunities associated with managed care and how that informs OIG’s oversight and enforcement associated with Medicare Advantage. Discuss the coordination between OIG and MA plans on key issues in combatting health care fraud, waste, and abuse.