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Spokesperson

Phone: (813) ***-****  HQ Phone
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
3327 West Bearss Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33618
United States

Company Description: The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit trade association whose diverse membership strives to increase independence for people...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • MBA
    Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
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NMEDA Spokesperson Mike ...
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NMEDA Spokesperson Mike Savicki
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Mike Savicki
The National Mobility Equipment Dealer's Association (NMEDA) has selected Mike Savicki as a spokesperson for their National Mobility Awareness Month for a second year. Mike is a 45-year-old, C6,7 quadriplegic who is a veteran, athlete, advocate, and entrepreneur. Mike has earned more than 70 gold medals in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and is the proud new dad of a beautiful baby girl.
In the News
www.rotary7680.org, 18 Dec 2011 [cached]
Featured in Lake Norman Currents Magazine by Mike Savicki
Mike Savicki of Cornelius is ...
www.surfthelake.com, 1 Feb 2007 [cached]
Mike Savicki of Cornelius is a contributing writer and member of the editorial team on a newly released book, "The Adversity Advantage: Turning Everyday Struggles into Everyday Greatness," by Erik Weihenmayer and Dr. Paul Stoltz.
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Savicki, a free-lance writer for Lake Norman Magazine, was responsible for research, interviews, original contributions and coordination of Weihenmayer's real-world lessons with Stoltz's exercises and examples in each of the seven chapters.
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Savicki knows a thing or two about adversity, as well.Shortly after graduating from Tufts University and sustaining a spinal cord injury while on active duty as a U.S. Navy pilot, Savicki earned an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.Following successes as a management consultant and deputy director of a sports nonprofit, Savicki spent three years as a member of the U.S. Paralympics/USQRA wheelchair rugby national team fighting for a spot on the 2004 Paralympic team.He also has completed nearly 40 marathons, including 14 Boston Marathons.
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ ...
www.diversenews.com, 8 Feb 2012 [cached]
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mike Savicki, a quadriplegic triathlete, has been named spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month, the new May celebration encouraging people with disabilities to live active, mobile lifestyles. The goal is to develop awareness for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles as well as the many other transportation solutions that can improve the quality of life for veterans, seniors and those with disabilities. Savicki is a proud partner along with such sponsors as the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), Toyota, SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, Ariz. and Chrysler LLC.
NATIONAL MOBILITY EQUIPMENT DEALERS ASSOCIATION MIKE SAVICKI Mike Savicki, a quadriplegic triathlete, has been named spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month, the new May celebration encouraging people with disabilities to live active, mobile lifestyles. Provided by National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). (PRNewsFoto/National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) TAMPA, FL UNITED STATES
Savicki, who is a freelance sports journalist, disability advocate and small business entrepreneur, sustained a C6, 7 spinal cord injury in 1990 from a dive into the waters of Pensacola Beach, Fla., while in flight school to become an F-14 pilot. Since the injury, he's won 69 gold medals in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world and has become the only person to finish the Boston Marathon both on foot and in a wheelchair, a race he has completed 18 times since 1990.
"Sure, I knew there would be challenges after my accident, but it never stopped me from pursuing my passions. I got involved with this awareness project because I've been celebrating mobility for the greater part of my life, and I wish the world would join me, even if only for a month," said Savicki.
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That van gave me mobility, and it gave me the self-confidence I never thought I'd experience again," said Savicki.
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Tags: Mike Savicki, mobility, National Veterans Wheelchair Games, NMEDA, triathlete
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Mike Savicki, a quadriplegic triathlete, has been named spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month, the new May celebration that encourages people with disabilities to live active, mobile lifestyles. The goal is to develop awareness for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles as well as the many other transportation solutions that can improve the quality of life for veterans, seniors and those with disabilities. Savicki is a proud partner along with other sponsors such as the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc, SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler, AZ and Chrysler LLC.
Savicki, who is a freelance sports journalist, disability advocate and small business entrepreneur, sustained a C6, 7 spinal cord injury in 1990 from a dive into the waters of Pensacola Beach, Fla., while in flight school to become an F-14 pilot. Since the injury, he's won 69 gold medals in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world and has become the only person to ever finish the Boston Marathon both on foot and in a wheelchair, a race he has completed 18 times dating from 1990.
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