Emmy Award winner and Evansville native, Anthony Calhoun, is the Sports Director at WISH-TV. In addition to his daily reporting and anchoring duties, A.C. also keeps busy hosting several highly rated local sports shows including, SportsLocker, seen every Sunday at 10:15 p.m. on WISH-TV and Emmy-award-winning Countdown to Kickoff, a Colts pre-game show.

Prior to joining WISH-TV in 1998, A.C. worked as a weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York. He has also served as a play-by-play announcer for NCAA Basketball on ESPN and as the voice of Butler basketball on MyINDY-TV.

Off the set, A.C. spends his time helping our community. The AC Charity Golf Classic has raised more than one million dollars to promote excellence in inner-city youth education. This event, which has become one of the premiere golf fundraisers in Indiana, attracts scores of local athletes, celebrities, and business and community leaders. For his tireless dedication to our community, A.C. received the Achievement in Motion Award for community service from former Governor Mitch Daniels. 

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Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. is the 12th president of Purdue University and the former governor of Indiana. He was elected Indiana’s 49th governor in 2004 in his first bid for any elected office, and then re-elected in 2008 with more votes than any candidate for public office in the state's history. During his tenure, Indiana went from bankruptcy to a AAA credit rating, led the nation in infrastructure building, and passed sweeping education and healthcare reforms. 

At Purdue, Daniels has prioritized student affordability, free speech, and reinvestment in the university’s strengths. In recognition of his leadership as both a governor and a university president, Daniels was named among the Top 50 World Leaders by Fortune Magazine in March 2015. Prior to becoming governor, Daniels served as senior advisor to two U.S. Presidents and as the president of Eli Lilly’s North American pharmaceutical operations. 

If you’re doing leadership right,
it’s never about you.

Some seek a position to be something – others seek it to do something. Be the ones who do something. Make a change.
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The greatest errors are made by those who are too slow, too hesitant, too timid.

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Ann Voskamp is wife of one good farmer, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Greatest Gift, and One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, a New York Times 60 week bestseller that has sold more than one million copies, the royalties of which the Voskamp family has given all away, the joy always in giving the gift back. 

Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, and a partner with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children, Ann's a regular loser of library books, usually has a sink full of soaking pots, sees empty laundry baskets rarer than a blue moon, and believes that the sky and fresh mercy over the farm is large and all is grace. Her blog, one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the web, has become a daily well for the weary and soul-thirsty:

To be a great leader, you have to bring your brokenness to the table.

Defy cynical indifference by making a critical difference.

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Leading well through brokenness means you don’t run away from brokenness – you’re drawn to brokenness like Jesus is.

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Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India and Somalia. Bob is a sought after speaker for leadership, church and university events, inspiring current and future influencers to get to the “do” part of life. Choosing to live audaciously, Bob connects to audiences in a powerfully inspirational, yet down to earth manner.

Bob has pioneered the vision of Restore International to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Restore has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing justice, intervention and education for at risk women and children in Uganda, India and Somalia. Restore Leadership Academy in Northern Uganda educates over 300 students with a focus on character and leadership development. Because of Bob’s vision and the work of Restore International, he serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States.

Bob has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. He is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School where he teaches Nonprofit Law, and Point Loma Nazarene University, where he teaches Business Law.

People don’t grow where they are informed.
They grow where they are accepted.
Love everybody, always. That’s it.

If you want to lead your family, if you want to lead your friends... You’ve got to get tied back into something that isn’t going to move. When you find something that you can put your weight on, that’s mentoring.
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Tamika Catchings dedicated her 16-year professional basketball career to playing for the Indiana Fever of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) as a forward. In April 2015, Tamika was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. She has also been recognized as the WNBA leader in points, rebounds, free throws, steals, double-doubles, and minutes played, as well as the first man or woman in basketball history to record a quintuple-double.

Tamika’s success is a result of her perseverance and faith in God, despite the many challenges she faced growing up and throughout her career. From the adversity of hearing loss, separation from her family, and a debilitating physical injury, Tamika showed great tenacity in overcoming obstacles that came her way.

Today, Tamika serves as Director of Player Programs and Franchise Development with Pacers Sports & Entertainment and is committed to helping her community through good works. Through her organization, the Catch the Stars Foundation, Tamika empowers boys and girls to achieve their dreams through goal-setting programs that promote fitness, literacy, and youth development.

To be successful, you have to be BOLD – Believe, Optimistic, Learn, Demand excellence.

If you aren’t demanding and leading with excellence, why should anyone follow you?
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What’s the point in doing something mediocre? When you’re mediocre, you get mediocre results. And I don’t know about you, but I want to be excellent.