In 2023, the event featured influential speakers like Mindy Kaling, Nicole Malachowski, and Kurt Warner. Check back for 2024's complete list.
First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran and Fighter Squadron Commander
Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame–she even has a Star Trek Federation starship named after her, the USS Malachowski (NCC-1619).
Emmy-Nominated Writer, Producer and Actor
As an Emmy-nominated writer & producer, Mindy's career started on NBC's The Office, where she penned an impressive 23 episodes, becoming the first woman of color to earn an Emmy nom for writing. Kaling's enduring impact on entertainment & her entrepreneurial spirit continues to redefine the industry.
Hall of Fame Quarterback, Champion and 2X MVP
Kurt Warner, the NFL quarterback who defied the odds, led struggling franchises to Super Bowl success. From obscurity in 1999, he won Super Bowl XXXIV with the St. Louis Rams and earned NFL and Super Bowl MVP titles. Warner's dominance continued with the Rams, securing multiple playoff appearances and two NFL MVP awards. Despite setbacks, he revitalized his career with the Arizona Cardinals, leading them to their first-ever Super Bowl in 2008 and setting franchise records.
NAR NXT Speaker list will be released in 2024. Check back for details.
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