Troy Vincent has been announced as the keynote speaker for this yearâ€™s Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards event.
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Former NFL cornerback Troy Vincent has been announced as the keynote speaker for this yearâ€™s Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards event.
The Marjaree Mason Center, which is hosting the event with presenting sponsor CalViva Health, announced the speaker this week. Currently, Vincent is the executive vice president of football operations for the NFL and co-founder of A Call to Men, an organization dedicated to the prevention of violence.
â€œAs a child who witnessed and was affected by domestic violence, Troy Vincent challenges communities to stand up to change the trajectory of rates of domestic violence through education and advocacy,â€ said Nicole Linder, executive director of the Marjaree Mason Center. â€œWe are thrilled to have Troy come to Fresno and be part of this very special community event.â€
Vincent started his NFL career when the Miami Dolphins drafted him in 1992. He played 15 seasons for the Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. Vincent is a nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Eagles, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin and Pennsbury High School.
In his current position with the NFL, Vincent holds a broad range of responsibilities for the business of football, including game analytics, accountability, integrity of the game, development and growth and policies and procedures relating to NFL games, including protecting players from unnecessary risk.
â€œItâ€™s a great blessing to have moved from serving our fans as a player to now serving them though the operations of the game,â€ Vincent said. â€œFootball transcends race, age, gender and other elements of society and creates community by bringing people together across our great nation.â€
Tickets for the event will go on sale in July. The awards luncheon will be held Oct. 15 at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center.