Gillis Theater, Marshall Hall

The workshop is designed to bridge the schism between athletes and non-athletes by illustrating how athletics serves to provide opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills.  

Host: Coach Marlin M. Ikenberry, Virginia Military Institute 

Riki Ellison:  Former linebacker, USC and San Francisco 49ers. Riki Ellison is Chairman and Founder of the Youth Impact Program (YIP), a non-profit organization.  Mr. Ellison is also the Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance; a non-profit organization launched in 2002 with a singular purpose and mission to drive for the deployment, development and evolution of missile defense.    

Robyn Benincasa, World Champion Adventure Racer, San Diego City Firefighter, Founder of World Class Teams, Flashover Seminars, and Project Athena Foundation, Motivation/Leadership/Teamwork Speaker