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Famed NFL Ref Tapped as Summit Speaker

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the second annual Agent Summit have announced that Jim Tunney, a former pro football official and highly regarded motivational speaker, will deliver the final keynote address at this year’s show.

Tunney joins an all-star list of speakers for Agent Summit 2012, which is scheduled for March 12–14 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. He will appear courtesy of CNA National.

“Jim Tunney brings a wealth of experience in a competitive field and a passion for inspiring others,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom. “We’re lucky to have him.”

Tunney’s 31-year career as an NFL referee and linesman made him an eyewitness to some of the league’s most historically significant moments, including the 1967 “Ice Bowl” championship game, ”The Catch” that sent the San Francisco 49ers to their first Super Bowl in 1982, and the 1988 “Fog Bowl” at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Tunney was named the NFL’s best official by The Sporting News in 1990 and parlayed his on-field success into a second career as an author and speaker.

Agent Summit 2012 is organized by Agent Entrepreneur and presented in partnership with F&I and Showroom. For more information or to register, visit

Click here to view a video introduction of Jim Tunney.