Kevin Plank

Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Under Armour | November 27, 2018

Event Details:

Location:  Marriott Marquis Washington, DC (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW)


11:00 a.m. Reception

12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program

1:30 p.m. Adjournment

Thank you to our event sponsors: 360 Live Media; Baker Tilly; Baltimore Gas & Electric; The Buccini/Pollin Group; CityBridge; Geppetto Catering; Goldman Sachs; Husch Blackwell; JBG Smith; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States; Mercator XXI, LLC; Reed Smith; Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Under Armour; United Bank Inc.; WC Smith

In the sweltering Mid-Atlantic summer heat of 1995, Kevin Plank helped lead his teammates through grueling two-a-day workouts as special teams captain for the University of Maryland football program. Tired of changing his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts over and over again throughout the day, he was inspired to create a better kind of T-shirt—one that could wick sweat and keep athletes cool, dry, and light.

Upon graduating from Maryland in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Plank started to turn his idea into a reality and, as a result, began redefining the way athletes dress. That year, he went on a mission to find the perfect fabric—performance synthetics—and combined it with an athlete’s perfect fit—compression. What started out as one tight shirt ultimately led to the launch of Under Armour as the high-performance answer to the sweat drenched cotton dilemma.

With 22 years of outfitting athletes with the world’s most innovative performance apparel, footwear, and equipment, Plank oversees a global company of 14,000 employees with total revenues of $5 Billion. Under Armour products are sold globally and are worn by athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.

True to his vision Plank and Under Armour are committed to inspiring you with performance solution you never knew you needed, but can’t imagine living without…and they are just getting started.

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