When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others, and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing. In his stirring presentation, Sanderson shares the story of Flight 1549, revealing the inner strength it took to make it through the day, and how teamwork, leadership, and state management can help overcome any obstacle.
Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him a nationally sought-out speaker.

Create your own flight plan.

— Dave Sanderson
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Washington Nationals
South Carolina Bankers Association
Community Bankers Association of Georgia
American Red Cross
Palisades Medical Center
APCO International
National Event Management
Lake Prince Woods
eWomen Network
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Boy Scouts of America
Entrepreneur Society of America
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Canada Life
Mission Critical Partners
Duke Energy
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Florida Power and Light
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Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Toyota USA
Port of Seattle
James Madison University
International Disaster Conference
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
East Carolina University
Alamance County Chamber of Commerce
Associated General Contractors of America
LSU Medical Center
Managed Care Risk Association
National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators
New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS
Novant Health
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