2020 C-Suite Speaker Series: Jeff Underwood
Name: 2020 C-Suite Speaker Series: Jeff Underwood
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Registration: Register Now
Join us as we kick off our first C-Suite Speaker Series of 2020! This is a fantastic opportunity to network with key decision makers within our community and surrounding areas, and hear their take on a wide variety of topics designed to build awareness, foster understanding, and spark conversation.
Our speaker this month is Jeff Underwood, president and CEO of Lakeshore Foundation based in Birmingham, Ala. Lakeshore Foundation is one of the country’s largest providers of fitness, sport, and recreation programs for individuals with physical disabilities. This organization serves more than 15,000 people annually.
Be sure to join us for this exciting event to learn even more about Underwood and the valuable work Lakeshore Foundation is doing!
Jeff Underwood, President and CEO
Photo credit: Bob Farley, f8 Photo
More about the speaker:
Jeff Underwood is the President and CEO of Lakeshore Foundation, a position he has held since 1991. Lakeshore Foundation is one of the country’s largest providers of fitness, sport and recreation programs for individuals with physical disabilities. Today, Lakeshore Foundation directly serves over 15,000 people with disabilities annually through its three core lines of business: physical activity, research and advocacy. Lakeshore is an official USOPC training site for Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and has been named one of America’s Top Ten Adapted Sports Facilities.
Prior to his current position, Underwood worked for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and served as a Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Congressman Ben Erdreich. Underwood has served elected office as a city councilman in his hometown of Homewood, Alabama and as a state Senator in Alabama. He has served on the boards of several community and civic organizations including the Homewood City School Board, the Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Program, and the national Board of Disabled Sports USA. Underwood is also a member of the USOPC Paralympic Advisory Council. In 2008 Underwood was named by the United States Olympic Committee as the Chef de Mission for the U.S. Paralympic Team for the Beijing Paralympic Games. In 2019, Jeff Underwood was appointed to the Board of the International Paralympics Committee’s AGITOS/US Foundation.
Underwood is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he received his B.S in the School of Commerce and Business Administration. He received his Masters of Public Administration degree in 1976 from Auburn University Montgomery.