Owners/Presidents Michael Bidwill, Shad Khan, John Mara & Rich McKay;
Team Execs Dawn Aponte, John Dorsey, Thomas Dimitroff, John Idzik, Ozzie Newsome & Rick Smith;
Coaches Jeff Fisher, Marvin Lewis, Joe Philbin, Mike Smith & Mike Tomlin
Sixty four assistant coaches and front office executives – two per NFL club – will take part in the NFL Career Development Symposium on May 6-8 at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, it was announced today.
The three-day program will engage aspiring head coach and general manager candidates through keynote speeches, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with owners, club presidents, coaches, general managers and league executives.
“We are pleased to offer this program to provide a diverse group of coaching and front office talent with the tools and networking opportunities to take the next step in their careers,” said Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. “This symposium will help develop our coaching and front office pipeline and build on the progress we have made over the past decade.”
Among the speakers and presenters are Jaguars owner SHAD KHAN, Giants owner JOHN MARA, Cardinals president MICHAEL BIDWILL, Falcons president RICH MC KAY, Ravens EVP and general manager OZZIE NEWSOME, Dolphins SVP of football operations DAWN APONTE, Chiefs general manager JOHN DORSEY, Falcons general manager THOMAS DIMITROFF, Jets general manager JOHN IDZIK, Texans general manager RICK SMITH, Rams head coach JEFF FISHER, Bengals head coach MARVIN LEWIS, Dolphins head coach JOE PHILBIN, Falcons head coach MIKE SMITH, Steelers head coach MIKE TOMLIN and former NFL general managers BILL POLIAN and CHARLEY CASSERLY.