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Emmitt Smith Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Businessman and Entrepreneur

SPEAKER – October 14, 2021 – Emmitt Smith is a professional football icon and one of the greatest to ever play the game. In his 15 seasons in the National Football League, Smith amassed many records that still stand today, including the most career rushing yards and the most career rushing touchdowns. Smith’s impressive resume…

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Taya Kyle – Author American Wife , Widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle – American Sniper

SPEAKER – Nov. 5, 2021 – Since the tragic loss of her Navy SEAL husband, Chris Kyle, Taya has continued to forge Chris’ legacy through the formation of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is based on the Kyle’s values of God, Country and Family. The Foundation supports military and 1st…

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Tony Gonzalez – Pro Football Hall of Famer, Actor, and Entrepreneur

  Tony Gonzalez – Pro Football Hall of Famer, Actor, and Entrepreneur SPEAKER – January 12, 2022 – Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end, Tony Gonzalez, is a unique athlete, and the greatest tight end in NFL history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019. In…

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Carla Harris – Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris – Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley SPEAKER – March 4, 2022 – Carla Harris is Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley and a leading keynote speaker on motivation, success, and exceeding expectations. In her current role at Morgan Stanley,…

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Mark Shulman Rock Drummer & Motivational Speaker

Mark Schulman – Rock Drummer & Motivational Speaker SPEAKER April 8, 2022 – MARK SCHULMAN has enjoyed an unprecedented career over the last 30 years as a first call drummer for world-class rock and pop artists. He was voted ‘Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers’ in the Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll in 2014 and was the featured…

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Trevor Immelman – PGA Tour Golfer, Broadcaster & Captain of the 2022 Presidents Cup International Team

Trevor Immelman – PGA Tour Golfer, Broadcaster & Captain of the 2022 Presidents Cup International Team SPEAKER – September 7, 2022 – (*Special Luncheon Presentation)  Trevor Immelman joined Golf Channel in 2016, and currently contributes to the network’s news coverage as an analyst for Golf Central and Golf Central Live From at the sport’s biggest…

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Bruce Himelstein Globally Recognized Brand Marketing Expert & Chief Marketing Officer of Ritz-Carlton

Bruce Himelstein – Globally Recognized Brand Marketing Expert & Chief Marketing Officer of Ritz-Carlton SPEAKER _ October 7, 2022 – Bruce Himelstein is credited with leading some of the travel/hospitality industry’s most prestigious brands, including Loews Hotels, The Ritz Carlton and Oceana Cruises. As the Chief Marketing Officer for Loews Hotels, Himelstein oversees sales, marketing and…

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Col. Mark Tilman Pilot and Commander of Air Force One on September 11, 2001

Col. Mark Tilman Pilot and Commander of Air Force One on September 11, 2001 SPEAKER – November 9, 2022 – Chosen as the nation’s 12th Presidential pilot, Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman served as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. Col. Tillman was at the controls of Air Force One through numerous…

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The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club is a category exclusive organization of business executives. Our members are focused on working with like-minded professionals to develop meaningful relationships, not transactions.

Our breakfast events featuring nationally known speakers from diverse areas of life allow members to learn and network with other partners and their guests without feeling pressured or solicited. Members find value in solving problems and in creating business opportunities.

As an exclusive, invitation-only community, the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club attracts business professionals who are building success through relationships. Our members understand business is important but without civic or social responsibility, it can be incomplete. Our membership of commercial and not for profits are engaged with our club and our community.

Breakfast Club Beat with Jenn Snyder Gibson

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Executive Director, Jenn Snyder Gibson interviews company leaders and members of the club in a fun and informative format.

This weeks guest - Katy Ryan, Executive Director of 24 Foundation

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Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Scholarship Fund

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Student Athlete Program was launched by company owner and Fund founder Chuck Hood to recognize recognize local students in the Charlotte Mecklenberg School District who distinguished themselves on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community.

The fund has, to date, awarded more than $300,000 to some 200 local high school students to further their education through the Hood Hargett organization.

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Membership

For nearly 20 years the the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club has been the premier category exclusive business development organization in Charlotte, NC. Our signature breakfast speaker series allows members and their guests to hear from national speakers from diverse backgrounds and interests. The sessions are often both informational and inspiring, and always entertaining.

Our breakfast events are now located at the beautiful Quail Hollow Country Club, home of the Wells Fargo PGA Championship. For member companies we also host a luncheon series that features local business and civic leaders. Business owners have access to Mayor's, Governors. Legislators and CEOs.

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2022 Signature Speaker Series Announced

We are very excited to announce our Speaker Line Up for 2022. Speakers include Tony Gonzalez, Hall of Fame Football Player and Broadcaster – Carla Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley – Mark Schulman, Brand Marketing Expert, CMO Ritz Carlton – Col. Mark Tillman – Pilot Air Force 1 for President George W. Bush on 9/11.

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Duncan Wardle Challenges his Audience to Claim Their Own Creativity

June 3, 2021 – Duncan Wardle challenged our audience to claim their own creativity to create a culture of innovation never possible before. The former Head of Innovation and Creativity for Disney, Duncan is now one of the world’s most highly regarded innovation speakers and innovation consultants, teaching companies, brands and individuals across the globe…

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HHBC Events Are Back At Carmel Country Club

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club LIVE Events Are Back! We are very excited to be back at the newly renovated Carmel Country Club for live audience events with World Class Speakers! On Friday, May 7th the Club welcomed Hall Of Fame Golfer Davis Love lll as our speaker during the Wells Fargo Golf Championship weekend. Our…

Beloved Business: Amid pandemic turmoil, networking club sees growth

Charlotte Ledger – August 14/2020: The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club hosts eight breakfasts a year, in addition to other events. The group has gone all virtual since the start of the pandemic but continues to feature big-name speakers at meetings, and its membership has increased. When the coronavirus hit North Carolina, many businesses watched their…

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Here’s how Charlotte businesses are changing and adapting during COVID

Here’s how Charlotte businesses are changing and adapting during COVID August 5, 2020 Charlotte Observer – By Sonia Rao Uptown at the Charlotte City Club, the club members will be riding alone on the elevator up to the 31st floor. At Topgolf, customers will golf at bays partitioned off by plastic dividers, and can still…

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