You Better Be Right
In honor of Bob Currie’s obsession with sports, the Currie Team has secured a guest speaker for this year’s best Practices Summit who is sure to please! Richard Burleson is a best-selling author of You Better be Right – 7 Steps to Success. In his book, Dick takes us with him onto the playing field, and we see life from the vantage point of an SEC Official. With ovations from the likes of top elected officials and four-star generals, Mr. Burleson is not to be missed.
Here’s a little more information about Dick:
Richard B. (Dick) Burleson is Vice President of Neel-Schaffer, one of the leading Engineering firms in the United States. He is a native of Alabama and was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame. Dick graduated from Georgia Tech with a Civil Engineering degree.
Besides his engineering career, Dick also rose to the Army Reserves highest rank, that of Major General. He graduated from the Army War College and was Commanding General of the largest Army Reserve Command in the World. His command covered eight states, 40,000 troops and included over 5,000 soldiers placed on active duty during Desert Storm. General Colin Powell personally decorated General Burleson’s units.
One of his highest personal honors came, when General Burleson received the Spirit of America’s – Audie Murphy Patriotism Award. He was only the 23rd American to receive this award.
In addition to his engineering and military careers, Dick Burleson has been a football official in the Southeastern Conference for 25 years and worked a full schedule of top SEC games every year as head referee. Dick has served as Chief Referee and President of the SEC. He officiated fifteen major bowl games and the SEC Championship game.
His last game on the field was as the head referee for the National Championship Rose Bowl game. He is now an SEC staff advisor on officiating and evaluates officials’ performance each Saturday from the SEC Command Center. His book, “You Better Be Right”, has reached the #1 Best Sellers list at Barnes & Noble Bookstores.
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