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Our speaker today is a man who has had a front row seat at some the greatest sports events in the last 30 years. He has interviewed the biggest names, covered the biggest events, and turned in some of the biggest expense accounts in TV history.
Joe has won 18 Emmys and numerous awards for his community service. He just released his first book called Silent Impact: Stories of Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion.
Please welcome Joe Schmit.
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Joe Schmit is an award-winning broadcaster, community leader and popular keynote speaker (www.joeschmit.com). He joined KSTP-TV in 1985 and has won 18 Emmys from the National Televison Academy. Joe is also a regular contributor on 1500ESPN radio.
Joe is past president and board member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities. In 2000, he was the winner of the Jim Kelly Distinguished Service Award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and in 2001, a winner of the Odyssey Award for commitment to youth mentorship. Joe was also honored as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Community Leader of the Year in 2005. Currently, Joe is a member of the PACER Advisory Board and the Minnesota Vikings Advisory Board.
Joe and his wife Laura chaired a 5.5 million dollar capital campaign for VEAP, the largest food shelf in Minnesota.