DES MOINES, IA – U.S. gold-medal gymnast, Kerri Strug, will join Daymond John, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, as keynote to
the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce’s Central Iowa Business Conference on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
Strug earned nationwide stardom for her heroic efforts at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. After injuring her ankle on her first vault attempt, Kerri needed to land her second and final vault to seal the victory over Russia for the team combined gymnastics gold medal. With millions of people watching, and two torn ligaments in her leg, Kerri successfully landed on one leg before collapsing to her hands and knees and making Olympic history as she was carried to receive her gold medal.
Kerri worked for the United States Juvenile Justice Department and formerly worked at the White House in Student
Kerri joins the keynote line-up at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport Conference Center in Des Moines at the third-annual Central Iowa Business Conference on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
The Central Iowa Business Conference is the premier event for CEOs and executive teams, business owners, investors,
community leaders and entrepreneurs. The conference delivers a full day of inspiration, business education and valuable
takeaways to launch a business ignite current operations or catapult to new levels. The conference boasts top-level
speakers, cutting-edge business topics and powerful networking with other leadership teams from across Central Iowa.
Tickets are available through the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce at 515-331-6855 or online
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business organization that serves, protects and promotes its members. Currently the Chamber serves over 750 business members.