Brett Culp Acclaimed Filmmaker and Social Entrepreneur

SPEAKER – JULY 16, 2020: Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker and social entrepreneur whose work has inspired audiences around the world.  He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes, and royal families.  His films are featured on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. With his uplifting…

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Scott Pelley Award-Winning 60 Minutes Correspondent & Former CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor

SPEAKER – SEPT. 10, 2020 – After covering some of the most compelling and important national stories of the last 20 years, 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley is one of the most recognizable faces in American journalism today. In its first season, The CBS Evening News…

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Urban Meyer – Football Studio Analyst, Former Ohio State & Univ of Florida Head Coach

SPEAKER – OCT. 7, 2020 An Ohio boy, born and raised, Urban Meyer began his coaching career following his playing days at the University of Cincinnati. After making his start with a high school team in Cincinnati, Meyer joined the Ohio State coaching staff as a positional coach. He moved around to Illinois State, Colorado…

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Robert O’Neill – Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Fired The Shots that Killed Osama Bin Laden

SPEAKER – NOV 6, 2020 – Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the…

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

SPEAKER – Jan. 8, 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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Cara Brookins – Author Rise: How a House Built a Family

SPEAKER – Mar. 5, 2021 – Cara Brookins built her own 3,500 square foot house by watching YouTube tutorials. After surviving domestic violence, she was faced with stark challenge of providing for her four children, with no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home—but without the means to buy one—she…

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Stefan Orlander – Former VP Nike Global Digital Innovator

SPEAKER – April 23rd 2021 – As Nike’s Vice President of Global Digital Innovation with over 21 years at Nike—including as Vice President of Advertising—Stefan Olander stands out as one of the world’s foremost brand innovators. He led multiple, successful cutting-edge global initiatives, including the revolutionary Nike+ experience developed in partnership with Apple, which took…

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Brock Long Former Administrator of FEMA

SPEAKER – Sept. 10, 2021 – Brock Long is a former Administrator of FEMA and a 20-year veteran of emergency management within the public and private sector. He offers a unique perspective as organizations, businesses and citizens come to grips with the realities of crisis management and preparedness following the coronavirus outbreak. Long led our…

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Brett McGurk – Top National Security Advisor NBC News/MSNBC Senior Foreign Affairs Analyst

SPEAKER – Oct. 14, 2021 – One of the longest-serving and most effective national security experts of his generation, Brett McGurk served as a top national security advisor under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. He has been deeply involved in Middle East military strategy, diplomacy and U.S. policy, and is a…

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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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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.

HHBC Liz Murray Scholarship Fund

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Student Athlete Program renamed “Liz Murray Scholarship Fund” in honor of the woman who went from “Homeless to Harvard”

April 13, 2007, is a day that those who were lucky enough to attend the April Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Meeting will never forget. Speaker Liz Murray, whose story of triumph over adversity earned two standing ovations from her audience that day, also inspired company owner and Fund founder Chuck Hood to rename – on the spot! – the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Student Athlete Program to the Liz Murray Scholarship Fund. 

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.