Dave Sanderson to Keynote Leadership Waterloo Region’s Leadership Breakfast

Miracle on the Hudson Survivor, Author and Speaker Dave Sanderson to Keynote Leadership Waterloo Region’s Leadership Breakfast

Waterloo, ON (February 27, 2018) - Leadership Waterloo Region announced today it will host Dave Sanderson, who survived the January 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 crash onto the Hudson River, as their keynote speaker at their annual Leadership Breakfast. Sanderson, one of the world’s most sought-after speakers, will reveal the resources that helped him not only survive the plane crash but contributed to his tremendous success during his 30-year sales and management career. He will address attendees at the Leadership Breakfast on Friday April 6th hosted at Bingemans.

“Mr. Sanderson’s unique survival experience translates into an inspirational message of resourcefulness, leadership and compassion,” said Rosemary Smith, Interim ED of Leadership Waterloo Region, who arranged Sanderson’s visit to Waterloo. “We are thrilled to bring him to Waterloo Region and are certain his message will be relevant to everyone who attends.”

“People are looking for insight on how to handle unexpected challenges,” said Sanderson. “It’s not just about surviving a plane crash. Everything I’d learned about solving problems, big and small, coalesced that day for me and 149 other passengers on the plane,” he continued. “You may never have that experience, but what worked that day can work every day in your life, and that’s what people understand and draw strength from.”

AUDIENCE: Open to the Public

    • COST: $50 per person
    • REGISTRATION: Deadline for tickets is April 2nd, 2018
    • Please note that seating is limited so get your tickets early
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Leadership Waterloo Region Media Contact:
Debb Ritchie, Office Manager

Dave’s Media Contact in Canada
Rania Walker, FrontDoor PR

About Dave Sanderson
Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author who was the last passenger to exit the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane after its crash. His thoughts on leadership have made him an internationally sought-out speaker. In the presentations he conducts for organizations world-wide, he shares the precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash. Sanderson attended James Madison University and was graduated with a BBA in International Business. He began his professional career in restaurant management, and went on to work as a National Sales Manager for ADP, Sales Manager for PeopleSoft, Sales Manager for KPMG Consulting, Senior Vice President of Sales for Genesis 10; Application Sales Manager for Oracle, and Security Director for Robbins Research International, Inc., An Anthony Robbins Company.

For more information about Dave, go to DaveSandersonSpeaks.com.

About Leadership Waterloo Region 
Leadership Waterloo Region is a social profit organization working to address the leadership gap in our region by providing community focused leadership development opportunities. Each of our programs offers professionals and youth opportunities to hone their leadership skills while contributing to the health of the community.

Today, over 400 graduates of our Core Program, work in the business, government and social profit sectors, are applying their leadership skills to more than 400 boards of directors and committees in our region.  In addition, more than 100 young professionals have participated in our Young Professionals on Board program. The program provides professional board governance experience and helps develop a personal network of contacts from all sectors in the greater community.

For more information, go to leadershipwaterlooregion.org or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/LeadershipWR and Facebook: facebook.com/LeadershipWaterlooRegion.

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