NWCA Announces 2018 Convention Kickoff Keynote Speaker and Grand Prize

Manheim, Pennsylvania — Former University of Rhode Island wrestler, successful business leader, and Wrestlers in Business Network Princeton Chapter Co-Founder, Joseph M. Savino will be the kickoff keynote speaker  at the annual National Wrestling Coaches Association Convention at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida from August 3-5 sponsored by ASICS, Cliff Keen and Resilite.  “We are really excited that we were able to secure someone with the experience and pedigree that Joe demonstrates,” said Executive Director Mike Moyer.  “People who have left the sport to become successful business owners and leaders and then take those experiences and resources back into growing our sport are just so valuable; our member coaches can benefit greatly from hearing Joe’s story.”

Joe Savino served as Managing Partner of The Savino Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual in Princeton, New Jersey for over 34 years.  As owner-operator of the firm, he serviced clients from Philadelphia to New York City.  The firm has over $2 billion dollars of assets under management and over 6,000 clients.  Northwestern purchased Joe’s entire office, including all four of his locations, in September of 2017.

As Managing Partner, Joe developed a leadership team of over 30 professionals, with more than 200 staff members, advisors, and employees.  His firm was one of the industry’s leaders in the region and a company leader for 30 years.

Joe has been a national main stage speaker for both the industry and Northwestern Mutual, specializing in leadership development, organization building, and sales training.  He is past president of the following organizations: Northwestern Mutual Managing Partners Association, The Chartered Life Underwriter Society of Princeton, The Savino Financial Group, and past chairman of The Northwestern Benefits Services Company of Central New Jersey.  Joe is currently the president of The Savino Consulting Group of Princeton.  He is a certified master trainer and award-winning speaker.

Joe has always been committed to his family and his community. Under Joe’s leadership, the firm was recognized with numerous Community Impact Awards for its generous financial contributions and volunteer hours, for its work with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and its fight against childhood cancer, and Special Olympics New Jersey.  Joe has also served in many leadership positions in his local town, universities, and church.  Joe serves on the investment committee of St. Peter’s Hospital.

Joe wrestled in high school for the iconic Mephan High School in Bellmore, Long Island, known as the cradle of wrestling in New York State. In his high school days, he was a two-time district champ, two-time Nassau County Champ OW, and New York State Championship, finalist.

In college, Joe captained his University of Rhode Island team and was a three-time conference champ. More recently he has been a volunteer coach at Lawrence Public High School in New Jersey and co-founder of the Wrestlers in Business Network Princeton Chapter. Joe co-chaired the 2017 NWCA All-Star event, and under his leadership as sponsorship chairman, they raised over $250,000.

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Joe has resided in the Princeton, New Jersey area for over 35 years.  He and his wife, Joanne, have three married children, and four grandchildren. Each of his sons wrestled at Brown University. He is a dedicated husband, father, grandpa, and friend. He enjoys traveling and playing golf.  Joe continually strives to create a healthy and fun lifestyle for his family and to positively impact the lives of others.

Grand Prize Announced

The NWCA also announced today that attendees who register for the convention prior to July 21, 2018, will be eligible for the Convention Grand Prize. The prize will be airfare for two and two tickets for a Carnival Cruise Line trip. The winner and a guest will be able to sail on any seven-day cruise with a balcony stateroom on Carnival Cruise Line departing from any port destination in the U.S.

 Carnival Cruise Line is the largest single cruise line in the world with a majority of its ports throughout the U.S. within driving distance.  “The NWCA is fortunate to have so many supporters in business, without their extreme generosity, we would not be able to offer such a great opportunity to our member coaches,” said Moyer regarding the Carnival Cruise tickets. He went on to say, “Last year was a record-setting year in total attendance, the number of high school coaches in attendance, and included a record number of exhibitors; our expectation is to continue to build on these successes and offer our attendees a first-rate experience as soon as they arrive in beautiful Daytona Beach, FL.”

In addition to the four featured speakers, there are a total of over 15 hours of education time at the convention including coaching development presentations, technique session, panel discussions and growing wrestling forums. In addition, there will be a trade show with over 30 of the leading companies in wrestling. For the full schedule, the complete list of presenters and how to register, please visit the NWCA website at the link below.

WHAT: 2018 NWCA Convention sponsored by ASICS, Cliff Keen and Resilite
WHEN: August 3-5, 2018
WHERE: Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida
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