Domonique Foxworth, president of the NFL Players Association, speaks to Sellinger students about leadership
April 24, 2013
The Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management and the Loyola student marketing association welcomed Domonique Foxworth, former NFL cornerback and current president of the National Football League Players Association Executive Committee, to the Evergreen campus on Thursday, Apr. 18, to speak to the campus community about leadership.
Foxworth’s presentation, “Enterprising Moves,” informed the audience of business students on the areas of personal branding and networking. He spoke on the significance of preparation, maintaining a balance of confidence and humility, and the willingness to learn from disappointment as key means for achieving success in life and business.
“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to make memorable connections with people in any and every professional social situation,” said Foxworth. “Your ability to engage will pave your path to success and fulfillment.”
Fred Fusting, affiliate assistant professor of marketing, and Mary Van Langen, ‘13, president of the Loyola Marketing Association, organized the event and noted Foxworth’s emphasis on making and cultivating professional connections.
“Mr. Foxworth clearly demonstrated his confidence, drive, and leadership when he described how he prepared each evening to negotiate the player's agreement and to discuss financials, the impact of concussions on players, and pension programs with billionaires Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and Clark Hunt, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Fusting. “He described Jones and Hunt as highly-skilled communicators, but felt he ‘leveled the playing’ field with late night preparations and study.”
Joining Foxworth on campus that evening was a camera crew from ESPN, there to film footage for a story to air in the late spring of 2013. The network is documenting Foxworth’s transition from the playing field to the NFLPA, and ultimately to Harvard Business School after taking classes in the Sellinger School’s part-time Professional's MBA program.
The Loyola Marketing Association is dedicated to further the professional development of marketing students through leadership training and activities involved in the marketing field. The organization's mission is to make marketing students aware of the different careers available in the marketing field and attempts to achieve this by involving prominent members of the local business community in its projects and events.