The second day’s keynote speaker was Maj. Dan Rooney, whose luncheon address brought grown men to tears. He began by asking military veterans to stand. Many in the room did, and those remaining seated applauded. Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot and PGA golf professional, told how and why he started the Folds of Honor Foundation. The charity gives scholarships to families of U.S. military members disabled or killed in battle. Attendees described Rooney’s address as “unexpected,” “inspiring,” “incredible,” and “wow.” One panelist even requested that Rooney’s address be posted online. The panelist had to step away for a phone call and missed most of it.
Rooney’s address will be online for everyone to enjoy. Read the full details of the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference in the March/April issue of Electric Light & Power magazine.