Chad Greenway

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Chad  Greenway

Chad Greenway retired from the Minnesota Vikings in March, 2017.  Honored as 2015 Byron “Whizzer” White Award winner by NFL Players Association and was named Vikings Community Man of the Year in 2011, 2014 and 2015, he was the Minnesota Vikings Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

OFF THE FIELD  Recognized as 2015 Vikings Community Man of the Year for his generosity and charity in the Twin Cities and his home state of South Dakota, his 3rd time earning the honor...Has donated several “Chad’s Lockers” to hospitals throughout the Upper Midwest, giving patients and their families a resource to find games and books...Works through his Lead The Way Foundation to enhance education and health opportunities for children...Honing his business acumen by partnering with locally owned Aspire Beverage company, joining the company in winter 2016...Raised on a farm in South Dakota and still involved in farming today, he has been active with the ANF- America Needs Farmers- efforts that have been re-kindled with the Iowa football program and Iowa Farm Bureau in recent years...Named 2015 Byron “Whizzer” White Award winner from the NFLPA, the honor given by the players association, for his work in the community...Donated funds to build a new track at his alma mater, Mt. Vernon High School...Made generous donation of $100,000 to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD in spring 2008 to help children’s cancer patients and families...Recognized by teammates as the 2007 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award for his dedication and effort coming back from season-ending knee injury as a rookie...Graduated with a degree in communication studies from Iowa…Married in July 2006 to Jennifer Capista, a former track and field athlete at Iowa…Couple has daughters Maddyn, Beckett and Blakely...Joins his wife in hosting the annual Greenway Gridiron Gallop 5K fun run on Father’s Day...Grew up on a hog and crop farm in Mount Vernon, SD, which has a population under 400…Played 9-man football in high school...Had his high school jersey, #8, retired in a winter 2009 event at Mt. Vernon High.

Chad speaks on the topics of Business, Leadership, Teamwork and Success.

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Keynote (up to 90 minutes): $15,000



Chad's Most Requested Programs:

Leadership: From the Ground Up

Speaking on experience of an emerging leader.  I went through many leadership changes in my career and three times over have gone from the bottom to the top.  I walk through the process of following before leading and the values of a leader.  Being a Captain of an NFL team comes with many challenges but a well-rounded valued leader shines through. 

Perseverance:  Getting off the Ground

When it comes to a football career only the strong survive.  I have gone through many mental and physical challenges where my resiliency was tested.  Finding motivation and drive from obstacles is a driving for to success.  You must always find a way to pick yourself up over and over to define what your character really says about you. 


Growing up on a family farm I quickly learned the value of teamwork.   I used those experiences on the football field to build bonds with different teammates to help produce a winning culture.  I speak on building relationships to build trust and continuity for your team.  Understanding that max production comes from a culture of success.  


Chad Greenway has spoken for many organizations on the topics of Leadership, Success, and Teamwork including Pioneer Seed Company, The Mayo Clinic, and First Premier Bank. We are in the process of gathering testimonials from his past speaking engagements. In the meantime, contact us for references. 651-735-2080.

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