2019 SPEAKER: Matt Rush

“The man who takes good and makes it… GOODER!”

Known as The GOODER Guy, Matt says, “You can do more, be more and have more than you ever thought possible, you just have to be willing to get over yourself to get there.”

From the time Matt was in the 8th grade he knew his life’s ambition was to help others become more than they ever thought possible.  Since then, his speeches, seminars and coaching have inspired thousands of people.

Having grown up on a farm and ranch in rural New Mexico he brings a common sense, “farm boy” logic and humor to his speaking.  Tom Ziglar, son of the late Zig Ziglar said, “Matt brings an energy and enthusiasm to his speaking and training that will leave you and your audience motivated and inspired. His ability to connect with people of all ages will make you feel like you have known him forever from the first time you meet. His message of encouragement will put a smile on your face and on your heart.  But here is the bottom line.  When I had a family emergency and needed someone to fill in for me, the first person I called was Matt Rush.  He embodies the Ziglar philosophy in every way.  Engage with Matt today.”

Matt has served as the former CEO of the New Mexico Farm Bureau and past president of the Ethos Leadership Group.  He has also previously served on the American Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture Board of Directors and the Berean Children’s Home Board of Directors. He has won state and national awards for his public speaking, Co-Authored several books on leadership and is authoring the upcoming book, The Power of an Inch.  He has been quoted in Bloomberg Business Weekly, NPR, PBS and ABC News.

Excerpt from the website of Agricultural Speakers Network

2019 Emcee: Dr. Tedd Mitchell

Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell was named the Texas Tech University System’s fifth chancellor on Oct. 25, 2018. Mitchell is no stranger to the TTU System having served as president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center since 2010.

In this position, he serves a dual role as president of TTUHSC and chief executive officer for the TTU System, which includes four universities: Texas Tech University, TTUHSC, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

In 2002, Mitchell was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports and served until 2009. During his term, he was engaged in efforts that changed the President’s test from one that was fitness based to one that is health based.

Mitchell is married to Dr. Janet Tornelli-Mitchell. They met while in medical school and practiced together for nearly two decades. The Mitchells have three children: Katherine, an assistant district attorney in Dallas, Charlie, a petroleum engineer in Dallas and a Texas Tech University alumnus, and Chris, a Texas Tech University alumnus, living in Philadelphia pursuing a master’s degree at Villanova University.

Excerpt from the website of Texas Tech University Systems

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