2015 Pat Williams

Our featured speaker for the 2015 Tampay Bay Mayors Mayors Prayer Breakfast was basketball Hall-of-Famer Pat Williams, co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.  As one of the world’s top motivational speakers, Pat has addressed members of Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations and universities in the United States and abroad. We are excited to have Pat as our speaker for our next event.

Pat has been a general manager with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia—including the 1983 World Champion 76ers—and now the Orlando Magic which he helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995 and 2009.  Pat has been able to meld great talents—such as Dr. J and Moses Malone, Charles Barkley and Maurice Cheeks, Shaquille O’Neal and “Penny” Hardaway—into some of the most memorable championship teams. Thirty of his teams have gone to the NBA playoffs and six have made it to the NBA Finals.

Pat is the author of over 85 books on a wide range of subjects, including sports, leadership, teamwork and peak performance. From 1996 to 2010, he completed 58 marathons, including the Boston Marathon 13 times.

And if that wasn’t enough, Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four foreign countries.  They also have 14 grandchildren…and counting!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a true leader speak about his relationship with God and how it has carried him through his career.