Folks who have attended Affiliate Summit keynote addresses over the years have been close to Presidents of the United States in a Six Degrees of Separation sort of way.
Randal Pinkett met President Trump, as he was the winner of season four of The Apprentice.
Cory Booker, Ntiedo (NT) Etuk, Frank Luntz, and Peter Shankman have met President Obama.
I am pretty sure Frank Luntz also met President George W. Bush. Julie Clark was honored in the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2007, so they likely met.
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger and Michael Sanchez met President Clinton. I passed President Clinton in the hallway at Caesars Palace at Affiliate Summit West 2012, but that doesn’t really count.
Back in 1962, Jim Bouton, who was a pitcher for the New York Yankees, won the World Series. I haven’t been able to find the point when the President started meeting with winning sports teams, but there is a chance Bouton met with President Kennedy back then.
This all makes me feel like Marcia Brady after she met Davy Jones. My right hand has shaken the hands of lots of people who have shaken the hand of a President of the United States.
There may be some others that I’ve missed, so I’ll update this post if I come across any other Affiliate Summit keynotes that have met with the POTUS.