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2020 Kiwanis Convention Speaker: "Sully" Sullenberger

| Dec 12, 2019

Captain Sully Sullenberger

2020 Kiwanis International Convention BlueCaptain “Sully” Sullenberger became internationally renowned on January 15, 2009, when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River. The plane’s two engines had lost thrust following a bird strike.

Sullenberger and his crew received international acclaim for their “Miracle on the Hudson,” including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. Sullenberger was ranked second in Time magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009” and was awarded the French Legion of Honour. Sullenberger is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” and also wrote “Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders.”

Clint Eastwood directed the 2016 major motion picture about Sullenberger’s life, titled “Sully.” Tom Hanks starred in the lead role. Sullenberger is an expert in innovation in the face of disaster.

He will speak to Kiwanians on Thursday, June 18, about leadership and preparedness, particularly in times of change and challenge. He will empower you to reach new levels of excellence as a Kiwanis captain.

Kiwanis is serious business with a playful spirit. So that's exactly what this convention will be — a union of grown-up commitment and childlike exuberance. Come to Indianapolis for leadership and community service education with a playful twist. June 17-20, 2020. Click here to see all the master classes available at the 2020 Kiwanis International Convention.

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