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Super Bowl Champion and Talk-Show Celebrity Michael Strahan to Headline RISMedia Event

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RISMedia has announced that legendary NFL star and newly christened host of “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” Michael Strahan, will be the keynote speaker at the company’s upcoming Power Broker event being held in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Strahan’s appearance is made possible by the event’s Diamond Sponsor, Citibank.

RISMedia’s 17th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner will recognize the industry’s leading brokers, as determined by the results of RISMedia’s annual Power Broker Report & Survey. This by-invitation-only event, held in conjunction with the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo, will also award key industry players for their individual contributions to the real estate industry. For a complete list of this year’s event sponsors, please click here.

Co-host of “Fox NFL Sunday,” Strahan earned the sought-after talk-show position, held for years by Regis Philbin, after an extensive search encompassing more than nine months and some of the top personalities from every area of broadcasting and entertainment. Strahan joined the Emmy-winning show full-time on September 4, 2012.

Prior to achieving television stardom, the Houston-born Strahan enjoyed an illustrious, 15-year football career during which he was a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons.

Strahan lead the New York Giants to a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2007. In 2001, Strahan completed what is widely considered to be one of the greatest seasons ever for a defensive player, breaking the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks. The charismatic leader of the New York Giants was named the NFL’s 2001 Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated and the 2001 Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, making him the first New York Giant to win the award since Lawrence Taylor.

With a natural affinity for people and an effortless ease in front of the camera, Strahan has held hosting duties for several series prior to joining “Live!,” including “Pros v. Joes,” “Backyard Stadiums” on the DIY Network, the kid-friendly program “Giants on Deck” and the YES Network show, “Sack and Renovate,” in which he led a guided tour inside his 100-year-old home.

Off the field and behind the camera, Strahan has long been entrenched in community outreach. Strahan was a vocal and visible leader among the athletic community in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy. As the player representative for the Giants, Strahan lead the charge in calling for the league to cancel its games following the event. Dedicated to many charitable works, Strahan donates his hands and heart to numerous charities including St. Jude Children’s hospital, The USO, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Cedar Sinai’s Sports Spectacular, and The Fresh Air Fund.

The Power Broker Reception & Dinner is an invitation-only event. However, RISMedia’s 17th Annual Power Broker Forum—“Make 2013 Your Break-Out Year,” taking place earlier that afternoon is open to all full-conference and day-conference attendees. The Forum is taking place on Friday, November 9, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida from 1:30-3 p.m. in the West Building, Valencia Room W415BC, and offers the opportunity to learn strategies and best practices from leading brokers.

For more information on the Power Broker Forum, please click here.

For more information visit http://rismedia.com/events.

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