Press Release – January 26, 2012 – World-Renowned Leaders Simulcast to Madison

MADISON, WI—Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world‐renowned leaders by attending Chick‐fil‐A Leadercast at American Family headquarters in Madison on May 4, 2012.

Chick-­fil‐A Leadercast is a one day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Madison. The event is expected to sell out. Seating is capped at 250.

Speakers for this year’s event include:

  • Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and special correspondent for CNN
  • Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry
  • Patrick Lencioni, Best-­‐selling author and president of The Table Group
  • Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and best-­‐selling author
  • Marcus Buckingham, Strength Strategist, best –selling author and researcher
  • John Maxwell, Leadership expert & best-­‐selling author of “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”
  • Roland Fryer, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory
  • Urban Meyer, head football coach at The Ohio State University
  • Andy Stanley, Best-­‐selling leadership author and communicator
  • Sheena Iyengar, Author of “The Art of Choosing“ and world-­‐renowned expert of choice

Last year, 85,000 leaders from 17 countries attended Chick-­‐fil-­‐A Leadercast. In its 12th year, this full day, experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date.

This year’s program will focus on the power of choice. The diverse group of internationally-­‐acclaimed authors, leadership experts and practitioners will share insights to help leaders empower and equip others at work, at home and in the community through his or her choices.

“We’re really good at getting messages aimed at very specific, targeted audiences. But we aren’t always very good at reaching out across the culture,” said Malcolm Gladwell best-­‐selling author of “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” and “Outliers: The Story of Success.” “I think this is one of the few organizations that does that…that really appeals to me.”

The Madison Leadercast is being brought here by several area businesses leaders including: Larry McManis, ThinkWay Strategies, LLC, Laura Gallagher, The Creative Company, Scott Haumersen, Wegner CPAs, Randy Eppli, Consultant, Dan Loichinger, Loichinger Advantage, LLC, Fred Grossenbach, Consultant, Laura Krogstad, Stephan & Brady, Inc., Paul Gradian, Imagination Trends, Cammie Sorensen, Legacy Advisory Network, and Kristopher Gmur, Chase Business Banking.

For more information about Chick-­‐fil-­‐A Leadercast, visit www.chick-­‐fil-­‐ For local ticketing information, call (608) 873-­‐3630 or visit Also, visit the Madison Chick-­‐fil-­‐A Leadercast Facebook page or on Twitter at #MSNLeadercast.