Al Smith

Board of Directors of the NFL Alumni Association, the American Cancer Society, NFL Player Care Foundation and Ambassador to the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative

Smith formerly served as a member of executive leadership with the Tennessee Titans, President of the NFL Alumni Association President, and former Director of Player Development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Currently, Al serves on the Board of Directors of the NFL Alumni Association, the American Cancer Society, NFL Player Care Foundation and Ambassador to the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative. Smith works closely with multiple organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Bridges Domestic Violence Center, and the Ronald McDonald House, to name a few.

A standout collegiate defensive Player-of-the-Year award winner and team leader, Smith was inducted into the Utah State Athletic Hall of Fame and selected for the State of Utah’s All-Century Team. In 1987, he was drafted by the Houston Oilers. Al’s NFL career highlights includes multiple Pro Bowl selections, Team Captain selections and First Team All-Pro Honors.

Today, Al serves as Chairman on the National Board of Directors for the NFL Alumni Associations chapter presidents. Compliance Officer for the National Football League, Chapter president for tennessee as well.

Passionate about personal growth, development, and leadership, Smith pens in his new book, Think Like a Pro - Act Like a Pro: Game-winning Strategies to Achieve
Results, Discipline and Success in Life and Business, 17 lessons on what it takes to go from an amateur to pro in all aspects of life. The book inspires its readers to assume an all-in, all-pro mindset, embracing the attitude and character it takes to both Think Like A Pro and Act Like A Pro!

Smith is a widely sought after speaker and has been invited to speak on topics such as teamwork, discipline, courage, servitude, and leadership by organizations such as Transamerica Corporation, Maximized living, Foundations recovery network, American Cancer Society, Utah State University, and Vanderbilt University among others.

Smith holds a Masters of Education from Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Science from Utah State University and has attended Executive Leadership Training from Georgia Tech Scheller Business School, Kellogg School of BusinessNorthwestern University and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Smith currently
resides in Nashville, TN……..

8:30am – 10:00am EDT

Monday October 26th

Opening Keynote - Breaking the Mental Health Stigma: Asking for Help

1.5 CE Credit

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma: Asking for Help

In this panel discussion, former professional athletes will discuss challenges they faced in asking for help when each faced their own mental health crisis. Guest Speakers will share their experiences in getting help with Depression, Substance Use Disorder, and Social Stigma. Representatives will discuss services being offered to athletes struggling with mental health issues and how those services were implemented. Join us as we break the stigma surrounding mental health and normalize the process for everyone.