Distinguished Achievers Breakfast

Tuesday, August 9
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Anaheim Convention Center

Not included in any registration. Tickets are $20 per person. Available in limited quantity and are subject to selling out. Tickets can be purchased online through the registration portal.

Must present ticket for entry. If you arrive late, seating and/or meal service may no longer be available.

Keynote Presentation

Sarah Thomas
The NFL’s First Female Official; One of the Sports Illustrated 100 Most Influential NFL Figures of All Time

Breaking Through: My Journey to Becoming the First Female NFL Official

Sarah Thomas is a woman of many firsts – she was the first female official to ever work a major college football game, the first woman to officiate a bowl game, and the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium. And as of February 7, 2021, she is the first female to officiate a Super Bowl. Now she’s sharing essential leadership lessons from her journey to the top of a male-dominated industry and vital insights on shattering the glass ceiling in the world of professional sports that can be applied to any field or industry. As an exemplar of what’s possible if you believe, Sarah brings key takeaways on breaking through in your own career, from staying focused under pressure and creating change to managing work-life balance and being the best you can be.


  • Platinum Corporate Partners
  • CALEA Certifications
  • NCMEC Partnerships
  • APCO Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program Graduates


  • Blueberry yogurt parfait & assorted baked pastries
  • Cheese omelet with potato cakes, crispy bacon and sausage links with roasted tomato

Distinguished Achievers Breakfast sponsored by