Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour
March 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
VERNICE "FlyGirl" ARMOUR went from beat cop to combat pilot in three years. While serving two overseas military tours, she became America's first African-American female combat pilot. She was also the first African-American woman on the Nashville Police Department motorcycle squad. After her military service, Armour created a plan to assist people with making breakthroughs in their own lives. She now travels extensively sharing her message, and providing organizations and individuals with an understanding of the passion and leadership required to excel.
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CHRIS JOHNS serves as chief content officer of the National Geographic Society, overseeing editorial content across the organization's media platforms. During his nearly 10-year tenure as editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, the publication earned 21 National Magazine Awards for its photojournalism and reporting. As a photographer, Johns produced more than 20 articles for National Geographic, including eight cover stories. He was named one of the world's 25 most important photographers by American Photo magazine.
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