Join your colleagues for the first Membership Bar Luncheon of 2020!
We will be meeting at a new venue, the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, next to the Convention Center, on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.
Special Guest Speaker: Al Wallace; Local Sports Presenter and Author
A native Texan, Al Wallace graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. After starting his broadcasting career in ubbock,Texas, he has also worked in Las Vegas and Dallas, before landing for good in at WDAF-TV, Kansas City’s oldest and most trusted television station. A career that has spanned five decades has allowed him to cover 3 World Series, 9 NCAA Final Fours, 3 MLB All-Star games, training camps for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs and MLB Kansas City Royals, as well as the development and opening of various local sports venues including Kansas Speedway and the Sprint Center.
Alongside anchoring local sports, Al worked as a studio host and field anchor for ESPN’s Studio 66 covering Big 12 basketball, he has contributed to the NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Draft, and worked for almost two decades with the oldest black owned radio station in the country, KPRS. Al is currently an adjunct lecturer in the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Al has been recognized by the Kansas City Globe, the KC Press Club, the Olathe Branch of the NAACP, and Who’s Who in Black Kansas City.
As a survivor of prostate cancer, Al Wallace has been an advocate in the fight against cancer and cancer awareness. Al and his wife Marlena live in Overland Park, Kansas. They have two daughters, Chase and Chaney.
The buffet opens at 11:45 am and the program will conclude by 1:00 pm. Reservations are not required, but if you'd like to invite a guest, please RSVP to Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org.