Bob Lilly pic

“Mr. Cowboy” is the keynote speaker at the second annual Mission In The Marketplace.

Bob Lilly, “Mr. Cowboy”, headlines the second annual Mission In the Marketplace seminar 5-8:30 p.m., Thursday, February 20 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Mission in the Marketplace is an encouraging event hosted by the Men of White’s Chapel. The goal of this event is to inspire Christians to openly share their faith at work for the purpose of growing God’s Kingdom. It is open to all people.

Joining Bob as keynoters will be Veronica Cochran, CEO of  the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), and three-time Super Bowl champion and US Air Force fighter pilot, Chad Hennings.

Bob Lilly was a two-time All-Southwest Conference star and a consensus All-America choice at Texas Christian University before the Dallas Cowboys selected him as their first-ever draft choice in 1961.

For the next 14 seasons, his play on defense was so outstanding that he became popularly known as “Mr. Cowboy”. Bob started as a defensive end but then moved to a defensive tackle spot in his third season with even more sensational results.

Post-season play became a way of life for the 6-5, 260-pound Olney, Texas, native. The Cowboys played in seven NFL/NFC title contests in an eight-year period from 1966 through 1973 and also in Super Bowls V and VI. Bob also was selected to play in 11 Pro Bowls. He is the first player who spent his entire career with the Cowboys to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Veronica Cochran has dedicated her life to helping countless people realize their leadership potential in a variety of settings including corporate offices, healthcare systems, schools, universities, and churches, and the administrative profession and its professionals are no exception.

Veronica has a deep passion for elevating the perceived value of office and administrative professionals and looks forward to advancing the critical work surrounding this profession.

Her sincerity is tangible and her approach to leadership is refreshing and revolutionary. Veronica has served in a variety of managerial and executive leadership capacities within industry-leading organizations for over 20 years, and it was during this time that she recognized that leadership is for everyone and that leadership development should be accessible to all.

As a result, she established L.I.F.E. (Leadership Is For Everyone) Concepts, an organization dedicated to helping individuals recognize and reach their highest leadership potential.

Chad Hennings believes in order to attain excellence one must first live a lifestyle of excellence.  Excellence isn’t a destination; it’s an identity.

He has lived this message through a nine-­year NFL career and three Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys, forty-five successful combat missions flying A­10 jets with the Air Force, and as one of the most decorated college football players in NCAA history.

Chad has taken this message across the world at the invitation of some of the most distinguished executive audiences ranging from American Airlines to Bank of America, General Motors to Citigroup, and a host of U.S. governmental agencies.

Chad has also been a philanthropic leader in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area as a member of the board of directors of Christian Community Action, an organization that provides assistance to at ­risk families. He was instrumental in establishing the Wingmen Ministries.

Chad challenges audiences to dare to be excellent and inspires businesses to create cultures of excellence. People and organizations don’t do great things to become great—great people and great organizations do great things.

A panel discussion follows with a conversation on sharing one’s faith and relationship with God with others. The panel includes Elizabeth Huffman, owner of Southlake’s Black Door Renovations, James Durham, founder of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) One Love, Rachel Porter with Red Diamond Home Loans in Southlake, and Johnnie Yellock II, retired Air Force special ops who was wounded on his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for Mission In The Marketplace. Individuals tickets are $20, blocks of 5, 10, and 20 come at discounted costs.