Keynote & Entertainment

Jason Brown To Keynote Tuesday General Session

    A native of Henderson, N.C., Jason Brown is a man of faith, a former professional athlete, and community advocate. He will be keynoting the Tuesday General Session, Nov. 29, during the 2022 IAFE Convention in Indianapolis. 

    Brown studied interpersonal communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while on an athletic scholarship. His greatest accomplishment at Carolina was meeting the love of his life and wife, Dr. Tay Brown. After he graduated in 2005, he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. 

    As a free agent in 2009, Jason signed a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, served three, and was released in March 2012. With several lucrative offers on the table from the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, and the San Francisco 49ers, Jason decided instead to take a leap of faith and walk away from the NFL. 

    After his departure from the NFL, Jason moved back to North Carolina and purchased a 1,000-acre farm in Louisburg. The farm has hosted several community events, and collaborated with many faith and service organizations. The farm has yielded one million pounds of produce which were given to food pantries and churches throughout the Triangle area. Thousands of volunteers have lent helping hands in gleaning and harvest events. 

    In his work through Wisdom for Life Ministries and First Fruit Farm, Jason and his wife Tay, are demonstrating how to live a life of purpose. Jason serves as a great example of community service through agriculture.

C. Willi Myles To Perform During Closing Celebration

    Comedian C. Willi Myles, “America’s Everyday Comedian,” will entertain attendees at the Wednesday Closing Celebration, Nov. 30, during the 2022 IAFE Convention in Indianapolis! 
    C. Willi has been combining his quick wit and a great sense of humor to deliver one of this country’s most high energy, side-splitting shows for all ages. “Keep ‘em laughing” has been C. Willi’s goal on the stage over the last 18 years, and he isn’t about to stop his audience-driving interactive performance that will “keep you laughing.”
    C. Willi has shared the stage with legends like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, and Toby Keith. He has the amazing ability to captivate and “keep ‘em laughing” throughout the entire performance. Combining everyday people with everyday humor, C. Willi’s humor has built a dedicated audience around the country because of its non-offensive flavor. C. Willi has even had the honor of performing on NPR’s “Tent Show Radio” to showcase his flair for storytelling for all people. 
    A former student athlete and assistant coach at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, C. Willi Myles has released six comedy DVDs & CDs in the past 10 years. His latest DVD, “Yea, I Said It,” was recorded live at the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud, Minn. “The Line in the Sand,” C. Willi Myles’ latest comedy hit tour, has been very well received throughout some of the Midwest’s most historic theaters.