- Associated Press - Thursday, August 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson will be the keynote speakers this year at the governor’s annual conference.

A news release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says Johnson will speak during a luncheon on Oct. 26. Alexander and Corker will participate in a panel discussion on Oct. 27 moderated by Gov. Bill Haslam.

This year’s conference will take place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Johnson’s right arm was paralyzed during a tackle during a game in 2006. Johnson now travels across the world to motivate others with his story. He has a master’s degree in sports psychology from the University of Tennessee.

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