Eric McElvenny is a lucky husband and proud father of three. In 2006, Eric graduated from the United States Naval Academy while preparing for his service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Eric deployed three times as a Marine and on his final tour, an experience in Afghanistan, was wounded after stepping on an IED. Eric suffered the amputation of his right leg, a life-changing opportunity that began his next journey.
Faced with a physical challenge and uncertain future, Eric made a promise to himself to run an Ironman Triathlon. Eric went on to complete 8 Ironman Triathlons to include the World Championships in 2013. Eric recently had the privilege of representing Team USA at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Throughout his journey, Eric realized that the challenges and adversity he was up against and the techniques he used to reach the finish line could be used against the challenges we all entertain. When not training, racing and delivering inspiration, Eric can be found with his wife Rachel and three children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Annie Meehan is committed to transforming achievement from good to great by teaching people to rewrite their excuses into successful accomplishments. Speaking internationally as an expert on living an Exceptional life, she will motivate, inspire, and teach your audience to remove the road blocks that stand in the way. Her audiences walk out with a “WOW” factor that includes practical tools to immediately impact their lives both professionally and personally.
Prior to becoming a speaker, Annie worked for an investment banking company for 9 years, compiling multiple promotions. After leaving the corporate world, she then owned and operated 2 fitness franchise locations, grew and lead a 250+ member direct sales distributorship, and began speaking on the topics of health and wellness. Annie is a National Speakers Association (NSA) board member and currently resides as the president of the NSA Minnesota chapter. Annie is an author of 4 motivational books that includes her award winning book “Be The Exception” Exception”. Stay tuned for her new book, “Pineapple Principle”, to be released later this year.