2018 19th Annual Convention



Major Dan Rooney, USAF


Major Dan “Noonan” Rooney is a fighter pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, a PGA Golf Professional, and the founder of the Folds of Honor. He has served as the motivational speaker for two U.S Ryder Cup teams and is a FOX News contributor. A decorated military aviator, Major Rooney is currently stationed at Tyndall AFB Florida as a member of the 301st Fighter Squadron. He is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award and has received many decorations including the Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-terrorism Medal, and Air Expeditionary Medal.

Major Rooney is the driving force behind Folds of Honor, which raised over $100 million and awarded over 13,000 scholarships to the families of military servicemen and women families who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces.

For his service and patriotism—Major Rooney was presented the White House’s “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” by President George W. Bush, the Air National Guard’s “Directors Service Award” and the Ellis Island “Medal of Honor.” He was honored at The Masters Invitational with the “William D. Richardson Award” for his outstanding contributions to golf, and received the PGA of America’s first-ever “Patriot Award.” He has been recognized as one of People Magazine’s “Heroes of the Year,” Money Magazine’s “Hero of the Year,” and ABC World News Tonight’s “Persons of the Year.”

Major Rooney founded The Patriot, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Patriot is home to the Folds of Honor Foundation headquarters.

Major Rooney is the author of A Patriot’s Calling – Living Life Between Fear and Faith and the proud father of five daughters.

Watch a video of “Dan’s Message” at www.Patriotscalling.com

Donald Broughton

Thursday Afternoon Economic Speaker


Before becoming an equity analyst 20 years ago, Mr. Broughton spent eight years in various Distribution and Operations management roles in the beverage industry.
As a Transportation Analyst, his stock-picking performance has been repeatedly recognized, and he is a frequent guest on national broadcast media. As a Market Strategist, beginning in mid-2006 Broughton published reports warning of an impending economic slowdown, and by early 2007 published reports explaining why a recession was coming. More recently, in July of 2010 and again in September 2011 he explained why fears of a double dip recession were severely overblown, and outlined why the market would rally by year’s end. A popular, entertaining public speaker, he is known for taking complicated economic and transportation industry issues and making them easier to understand..


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