Have you ever seen Danny Morrison speak in Charlotte? I have a few times, great speaker. Can really talk to the business goals and strategies of the Panthers since he came on board.
Danny will be speaking to my networking group next Tuesday, these events are open to the public, BUT, just like the tailgate, no one gets fed for free. Lunch is included and parking is free, they ask for a $5 donation to the church.
See below for details or feel free to PM/Facebook/Snapchat/Twitter/Instagram (whatever social media vehicle your little heart desires) me for more info Hope to see you all there that can make it!
Tuesday Topics Speaker Series
Danny Morrison, President, Carolina Panthers
Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Danny Morrison, President, Carolina Panthers
Topic: “Carolina Panthers: A Look Ahead”
Cost: A minimum donation of $5 is appreciated.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Please join your friends from the Business Leaders of Charlotte on the third Tuesday of every month minus December and a short summer hiatus. You will enjoy local leaders of the Charlotte community and have the opportunity to ask direct questions. Past speakers have included Peter Gorman, Anthony Foxx, Chief Monroe, Sue Myrick, Danny Morrison, and Sheriff Bailey.
Come network, eat lunch and then listen to one of Charlotte's people of impact.
Event Sponsor: Business Leaders of Charlotte
About the Speaker: From a commitment to customer service to the newly-constructed renovations in Bank of America Stadium, Danny Morrison’s presence as President of the Panthers is clearly evident as the steward of Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson’s vision.
His association with the Panthers actually began more than 20 years ago as Morrison coordinated a fundraising effort as Director of Athletics that enabled Wofford College to refurbish its facilities to host an NFL training camp. The Panthers have now been at Wofford for 20 consecutive years and the training camp is regarded among the best in the NFL.
In his capacity as team president, Morrison is responsible for the Panthers business operations and Bank of America Stadium business interests as well as representing the organization in many League matters.
Since assuming those duties, the Panthers have been innovative and aggressive in improving the fan experience while reaching new levels in corporate support and sponsorships.
From working closely with Richardson to providing the impetus for improvements throughout the organization, Morrison has immersed himself into the Panthers.
Most recently, he oversaw an extensive master plan study for Bank of America Stadium, which will result in a $112.5 million renovation over three years. Phase One of the renovation was completed during the past offseason with construction on escalators, scoreboards, and ribbon boards as well as a new distributed sound system. The Panthers have already been one of the NFL leaders in developing a stadium Wi-Fi system.
On the League level, Morrison has also established a presence as the Chair of the NFL Sub-Committee on College Relations and serving on the NFL Fan Experience Club Working Group as well as the NFL Working Group on Coaches Benefits.
Prior to joining the Panthers, Morrison was in his fifth year as Director of Athletics at Texas Christian University. At TCU, Morrison directed the development of the athletic program into one of the most successful in the nation. In the 2008-09 athletic season TCU had 16 of its 20 sports represented in postseason play, finishing with the nation’s seventh-ranked football team. A total of 12 sports were nationally ranked and four conference titles were won with three coaches receiving coach of the year honors. Five of the school’s 20 programs were ranked in the top 11 in the nation.
The solid foundation established under Morrison was evident even after his departure when the football team recorded an undefeated regular season and the baseball team advanced to the College World Series. TCU and Florida were the only two schools in college athletics to play in a BCS Bowl game and have a team in the College World Series in 2010.
Prior to going to TCU in 2005, Morrison was Commissioner of the Southern Conference. He had joined the conference office after leaving Wofford, where he was senior vice president, in 2001. As Commissioner of the Southern Conference, Morrison established numerous progressive initiatives, creating partnerships with corporate entities while expanding and enhancing the television schedule for the conference through various networks.
Since coming to Charlotte in 2009, Morrison has become an integral part of the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Sports Foundation, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, and Charlotte Center City Partners as well as the Board of Ambassadors for the Levine Children’s Hospital and Board of Directors for Project Life.
A native of Burlington, N.C., Morrison attended Wofford, where he lettered four years in basketball and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. His pursuit of excellence as athletics director earned him induction into the Wofford Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002 and he currently serves on the school’s Board of Trustees.
Morrison obtained a Masters of Education in administration and supervision from the University of North Carolina in 1981 and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina in 2000.
He returned to Wofford in 1985 as the school’s first full-time Director of Athletics and served in that capacity for 12 years, guiding the Terriers from NAIA to Division II to Division 1-AA and membership in the Southern Conference.
The linchpin of that transition was the improvement of the facilities to provide a summer home for the Panthers through a capital improvement plan. Since transitioning to the Southern Conference, Wofford has successfully competed in the league, winning the football championship in 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2012, and the basketball title in 2010, 2011, and 2013.
Morrison and his wife, Peggy, have two children: Trey, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and Meg, who received her degree from Wofford.
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