Duo Represents WashU at NFF Campbell Trophy Summit

Duo Represents WashU at NFF Campbell Trophy Summit

St. Louis, Mo., August 9, 2019 – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced that Washington University in St. Louis graduates Brandon Roberts and Hank Michalski have accepted invitations to attend the Third Annual Campbell Trophy Summit, sponsored by Intuit Inc., at Stanford University in California.

Roberts is a 2003 graduate of WashU and the winner of the 2002 Campbell Trophy, while Michalski was a semifinalist in 2018 and graduated from WashU in 2019. Roberts is the lone NCAA Division III recipient of the award.

The event will take place Aug. 14-17, and will provide a powerful opportunity for the members of the Campbell Trophy community to interact and learn from many of the nation's top entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley CEOs about the lessons that have guided them to the highest levels of success. The event will also include a career expo with more than a dozen companies on site recruiting the attendees.

This year's attendees will travel from Finland, Japan, Tanzania, England, Canada, 44 states, and the District of Columbia, representing 136 colleges and universities from all divisions, and their current careers range from doctors, engineers, lawyers, physicists and business and civic leaders.

Roberts received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2008, and is in his seventh year serving as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Dayton Children's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Michalski received his bachelor's degree in finance and economics & strategy, and is in his first year as an incoming category specialist at Walmart eCommerce in New York.

A four-day event, the 2019 Summit includes leadership workshops, a career expo, team building activities, a physical and mental competition dubbed the "Campbell Championship Series," a dinner cruise of San Francisco Bay and several other activities designed to build relationships. 

The panels will cover a wide range of topics designed to foster leadership, personal growth and the career development of the attendees. The sessions this year include a Hall of Fame panel with Ronnie Lott (USC) and 1983 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Steve Young (BYU); a workshop with Liz Wiseman, the author of The New York Times bestseller "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter;" and sessions with Intuit CEO Brad Smith, SoFI CEO and former Army West Point linebacker Anthony Noto, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal.

Companies participating in the career expo include Altamont Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, Enjoy, EY, Google, Intuit, JMI Sports, McChrystal Group, SoFi, Sonim Technologies, WeDriveU and the XFL as well as professionals from the medical and real state fields and several entrepreneurs from a diverse range of emerging companies.

Hoping to expand the Summit's impact, organizers have established the "Campbell Trophy Mentor Challenge," which will encourage attendees to continue Bill's legacy of mentoring by volunteering with a local community-based organization after returning to their local communities. Setting a modest goal of 50 attendees committing to 200 hours of community service, organizers hope to achieve an impact of 10,000 hours during the next year.