Joe Gibbs to speak April 12 at NAFA’s I&E

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Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and NASCAR racing team owner Joe Gibbs will serve as keynote speaker for NAFA’s 2011 Institute & Expo in Charlotte, N.C. Gibbs will speak following four days that include a close-to-sold-out expo floor with more than 200 exhibitors, keynote addresses from two automotive industry executives and more than 60 hours of quality educational sessions.

Gibbs will provide a keynote address on Tuesday, April 12, during NAFA’s Chapter Recognition Luncheon. His appearance has been made possible by Toyota. Outside of the sporting world, Gibbs is well-known as a deeply committed Christian. In 1986, he founded Youth For Tomorrow an organization committed to providing a safe, healthy and compassionate environment for at-risk youth who have been abandoned, abused or otherwise alienated from family and community.

In July 2009, he released his latest book, “Game Plan For Life,” which shows readers how to live a balanced purpose-filled life, using examples of Coach Gibbs’s own storied championship careers as a backdrop. He is also the author of the books “Fourth and One” and “Racing to Win.”

Prior to Gibbs’s keynote address on Tuesday, NAFA’s I&E features two keynote presentations from Shane Terblanche, vice president and general manager for Navistar Electric Vehicles, on Sunday, April 10; and Don Esmond, senior vice president of Automotive Operations for Toyota, on Monday, April 11.

NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo brings more than 2,000 fleet industry professionals together for four days of education, trade show experience and networking. For more information, go to www.nafainstitute.org.