Since 1987 WIN has brought provocative personalities to northern Nevada as part of the WIN Lecture Series Dinner. Attendees include 500+ community leaders from business, education and government.
Previous event and scholarship sponsors include AT&T, AT&T Wireless Services, Barrick Gold, Holland and Hart Law Firm, Nevada State Bank, Nevada Bell, Q&D Construction, Sierra Pacific Power Company, Norwest Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.
Monies raised at this event help fund the presentations of nationally renowned speakers at WIN’s monthly programs.
Listed below are featured speakers from past events, from most recent to the first event held in 1987.
John Quiñones, Emmy Award winning journalist, host of “What Would You Do?”
Billy Beane, subject of the movie “Moneyball”
Peter Sagal, host of National Public Radio’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”
Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland
Ron Clark, America’s educator
Blake Mycoskie, entrepreneur and philanthropist, founder of TOMS Shoes
Henry Winkler, actor, director and author
Bob Woodward, journalist
Jack Canfield, performance coach
Ross Shaffer, customer service specialist
David Gergen, political adviser
Dave Barry, columnist, humorist
Al Franken, satirist
Larry King, talk-show host
Bill Russell, basketball legend
Richard Teerlink, CEO & CFO of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series
Robert Fulghum, best-selling author
Elizabeth Dole, President of the American Red Cross
Mario Cuomo, former New York Governor
Andrea Mitchell, NBC News correspondent
Pierre Salinger, journalist
James Carville, political strategist
Christopher Matthews, political columnist
Harvey Mackay, best-selling author
William Brock, former Labor Secretary
T. Boone Pickens, shareholder advocate
Jane Bryant Quinn, economist
Buck Rogers, IBM executive