Leadership Luncheon featuring Chris Wright, President, Minnesota TimberwolvesName: Leadership Luncheon featuring Chris Wright, President, Minnesota TimberwolvesDate: March 15, 2017Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:Are you curious about how leaders got to where they are today? What made them successful? Did they have the same pitfalls as me?
The Leadership Luncheon Series is a series of five luncheons from November-April. Learn from the stories, struggles and successes of local, high level business leaders who are featured at each luncheon, gain exclusive access to a large group of other west metro business people and help support your community by learning about a TwinWest member nonprofit at each luncheon. Networking opportunities are available before and after!
This luncheon will be featuring Chris Wright, President of the Minnesota Timberwolves
This season will be Chris Wright’s 26th year with the Timberwolves organization and 13th as the team’s president. Wright is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the team.
He leads a senior management group that is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the business operations of the franchise. By developing a culture driven by the values of thinking innovatively, playing hard, playing together, playing with passion and having fun, Wright and his senior management team are integrating the business and basketball operations to meet the strategic and financial goals of the team.
A native of England, Wright came to the United States in 1978. Prior to joining the Timberwolves, he spent three years working for the state of Minnesota, first as a consultant working on bids for major national and international events, including the programming of the $17.4 million National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. Prior to that, Wright also served as general manager for two Major Indoor Soccer League Teams, the Pittsburgh Spirit (1981-86) and the Minnesota Strikers (1986-87).
Wright, who graduated from Carnegie College of Physical Education in Headingly, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, is very involved in and consults with many local charities and youth sports programs. He was elected to and serves on the advisory board of the Minnesota State University Sports Management Program. He resides in Eden Prairie, MN, with his wife Walla and daughter Christy. Wright also has two sons Jeff and Ned and daughters-in-law Amy and Laura and grandson Brennan.
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