Mid-America Labor Management Conference's Keynote Speaker Draws Crowd and Connection
The Mid America Labor Management Conference (MALMC) aims to bring together leaders from both labor and management to provide opportunities to build relationships, networks, and new skills. Through subjects like employment law changes, workers’ compensation, joint labor management pension issues, economic development tools, and many others, MALMC builds leadership amongst our workforce.
Enter Coach Gary Pinkel, University of Missouri Head Football Coach. Pinkel has led his Tigers to seven straight bowl games, eight overall, including last year’s win over North Carolina in the Independence Bowl. Under Coach Pinkel, the Tigers are one of six teams to post at least eight wins in the last six seasons. This is truly a testament to the type of leadership that Pinkel has provided for his players and will continue to provide as the Tigers move into a new conference, the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
“From the custodians to food service to athletic trainers, everyone has a role to play and they need to feel like part of the team if the team is going to win,” says Pinkel.
Pinkel was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He is no stranger to the ways of labor. His father was a long time employee of General Tire, based in Akron. Through his father, Pinkel witnessed the hard work and dedication of an employee and how that has a positive impact on the longevity of a successful business.
As the keynote speaker, Coach Pinkel shared his insight on leadership and management. Year after year, he has been able to lead a diverse group of young men to work for a common goal. Labor and Management leaders quickly made the connection between the challenges of running a successful business and building a successful sports team.
"Coach Pinkel really built up the momentum for the conference and provided a lot of great advice that can be used for any organization or business," says Larry Rebman, Director of the Missouri Department of Labor.For more about MALMC and other guest speakers, visit our website.