Start Date: 8/17/2019 7:00 AM CDT
End Date: 8/20/2019 3:00 PM CDT
Venue Name: Omni Frisco Location:
11 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX United States 75034
2019 Summer Educational Forum
Retirement Security: Reach for the Stars
Featured Sessions and Speakers
More coming soon!
Ryan "Birdman" Parrott
Monday Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Along each of our journeys in life, we tend to gravitate towards something that we can pour our entire heart and soul into with a calling to serve others. This is the greatest gift we could give one another. During this lecture you will be lead down his journey and his calling to serve, capturing the one thing that drives us all to be elite: THE SPARK!
Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, Author, Public Speaker, and Founder of two non-profits benefitting Veterans and First---Responders is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Ryan Enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11, and Parrott served eight Years as a U.S. Navy SEAL attached to Team SEVEN, completing three combat tours to Iraq before being assigned to Advanced Training Command as an Instructor. In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Ryan was riding atop a Humvee manning the gun turret in enemy territory, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), causing a flash fire and throwing him from the Humvee. Ryan regained composure with his face and arms burned, and witnessed his fellow team members suffer devastating burn and blast injuries. While Ryan’s burns were only first and second degree, his teammates suffered lifelong injuries. In 2012, Ryan established Sons of the Flag to help burn survivors and their families find the help and medical attention that they deserve.
Tuesday, August 17th
Defending Public Pensions
A panel discussion featuring Hank Kim, Exeuctive Director, NCPERS
Monday Morning PRB Update
Anumeha Kumar, Executive Director and the newly elected PRB Chair Stephanie Liebe
Also featuring the popular Roundtable Discussions!
And get excited for the Omni Frisco at the Star, a new and exciting venue for TEXPERS!