Discover the growing pains and successes involved when growing an idea from infancy to national success with Booster Founder & President, Chris Carneal.
Local Collective proudly presents Chris Carneal as the guest speaker for the event on Thursday, April 20th at 8am. From entrepreneur to CEO, prepare to be inspired by Chris’ story of founding Booster and walk away equipped with specific tools to drive successful results.
Be sure to arrive early as a light breakfast will be served prior to the presentation. A Q&A session will follow along with a time for networking.
In an effort to give back to our local community, the proceeds of this event will benefit the Blue Bridge Foundation.
Booster Founder and President
Chris Carneal is the founder and president of Booster and its flagship school funding program, the Boosterthon Fun Run.
Chris was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He later attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he played baseball. During college he started his first company, All Sports Tutoring, a sports training program that taught students valuable character and leadership lessons.
In 2002, Chris sold All Sports Tutoring and launched his newest endeavor, an innovative fitness fundraiser for schools called the Boosterthon Fun Run. He designed it as an alternative to the product sales that most elementary schools use to meet budget shortfalls. After several years of success, Chris decided to relocate Boosterthon’s home office to Atlanta, Georgia.
Today, Booster employs more than 350 team members in 25 markets around the country. 1,625 schools partner with the Boosterthon team to meet their funding goals. Boosterthon also offers one of the most innovative character education programs in the nation with more than one million students participating. In its mission to strengthen schools by increasing funds and inspiring students, Booster has raised schools more than $120 million to improve education.
Chris and his wife, Lyndie, live in Johns Creek, Georgia with their four children.