Molly Fletcher – Former Sports Agent, CEO & Author

Molly Fletcher – Former Sports Agent, CEO & Author Speaker – October 12, 2023: Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word– a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. A popular keynote speaker, she shares the unconventional techniques that helped her thrive as one of the first female…

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Kyle Carpenter : Medal of Honor Recipient & Author

Kyle Carpenter : Medal of Honor Recipient & Author Speaker Nov. 8, 2023 – While serving as a Marine rifleman in Afghanistan at age 20, on the morning of November 21st, 2010, Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter’s squad was attacked by Taliban forces. During the attack, a live grenade landed between Kyle and a fellow Marine.…

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Hood Hargett Breakfast Club 20th Anniversary

20 Years & Counting It’s hard to believe that the first Breakfast Club event happened 20 years ago in March 2003 at the old Charlotte Coliseum and in January 2011 founder Chuck Hood purchased the organization and moved it to Carmel Country Club and permanently put in place Executive Director Jenn Snyder-Gibson. Over the years…

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2024 Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Speaker Linup Revealed!

We are excited to announce our 2024 Speaker Lineup!! We will have an amazing year!

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Ray Lewis – NFL Hall of Famer

Ray Lewis – NFL Hall of Famer Speaker Jan. 12, 2024 – Ray Lewis’ life has been an amazing journey through extremes – from the impossible odds of a challenging childhood to playing 17 noteworthy years in the National Football League, to his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2018. Lewis is widely considered…

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Ken D. Haynes – Atrium Enterprise Executive VP & President, Greater Charlotte Region

Ken D. Haynes & Leadership Team – Atrium Health Speaker March 1, 2024 – Join Ken Haynes – President of the Southeast Region of Advocate Health – and several other top leaders as they share Advocate Health’s exciting plans to bring transformational care to every corner of Charlotte’s communities. From innovative and advanced technologies in…

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Joe Lacava – PGA Tour Caddy

Joe LaCava – PGA Pro Caddie & Golf Caddie Hall of Famer Speaker Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – A native of Newtown, CT, longtime PGA TOUR caddie Joe LaCava became known to golf fans around the world for his work alongside Tiger Woods. LaCava was hired by Woods in September 2011, and was on the…

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Jamie Siminoff – CEO, Founder & Chief Inventor of Ring

Jamie Siminoff – CEO of Ring Speaker September 13, 2024 – A lifelong inventor and mission-driven entrepreneur, Jamie Siminoff created the world’s first Wi-Fi video doorbell while working in his garage in 2011. The doorbell, then called DoorBot, has since transformed into what’s now known as Ring, a trusted, customer-first whole-home security company that offers…

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Election Preview with SE Cupp and John Harwood

John Harwood and SE Cupp Speaker October 11, 2024 – John Harwood – Award-Winning Political Journalist & White House Correspondent A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, John Harwood is a widely respected expert in presidential politics and an admired voice in American homes renowned for his compelling explorations into headline-grabbing events in Washington, as well as his…

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Kevin Holland – Former Navy Seal Team 6 & Delta Force

Kevin Holland – 7-Time Bronze Star Recipient Speaker November 7, 2024 – From Seal Team Six to Delta Force, Master Sergeant Kevin Holland is the only publicly known operative to have served in both units over his noteworthy 20-year military career. Humble, engaging, and sincere, Holland’s combat stories, life-changing missions, and purpose-driven lessons mesmerize –…

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With flowers, food and donations, Charlotte community grapples with officers’ deaths

Excerpts from the Charlotte Observer   The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club is raising $200,000 to help local officers pay deductibles for mental health counseling through Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation’s Help for Our Heroes fund. By Tuesday morning, Harris Teeter grocery store based in Matthews and steel producer Nucor in Charlotte had each donated $25,000 to the…

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