Jackie Smith Discusses with SGI Global Technology Coalition Members How “Success” in Football Correlates to “Success” in the Technology Business

St. Louis, MO, June 21, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Success Group International Technology Coalition announced today that NFL Hall of Famer, Jackie Smith was the keynote speaker at the annual SGI Member Conference in St. Louis. Marv McGrew, CEO of Success Group International stated; “Success breeds success. Listening to Jackie speak about his Hall of Fame career with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys was inspiring and enlightening. It was a great presentation as Jackie shared the similarities between success in NFL football and success in business.”

Jackie Smith, Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end spoke to the SGI Coalition annual conference in St. Louis, Mo this week. Jackie Smith (born February 23, 1940 in Columbia, Mississippi) is a former professional American football player. He played tight end for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys from 1963 to 1978. He has career marks of 480 receptions, 7918 yards, and 40 touchdowns. He attended Northwestern Louisiana State University, now Northwestern State University.

After spending his entire career with the Cardinals, Smith signed with Dallas in 1978. Although the 38-year old Smith was used only as a blocking tight end in the goal line formation and didn't catch a pass during the entire season, joining Dallas allowed him to make his first (and only) trip to the NFL Super Bowl (The Cardinals only made the playoffs twice in his 15 seasons, and they lost both times in the first round). At the time of his retirement, Smith's 7,918 receiving yards were the most ever by an NFL tight end, and would remain so until narrowly surpassed by Ozzie Newsome's 7,980 yards in 1990.

About SGI:
Success Group International (SG) is “The Global Technology Solution”™ Our Coalition is a worldwide, “solutions based” technology member organization, devoted to assisting our global membership of technology businesses in achieving their company marketing, channel sales and business development goals. "Success Group's mission, as a global technology coalition, is to facilitate member relationships and build synergy between members, by identifying needs and creating solutions to enhance, grow and strengthen revenue generating opportunities, increasing sales and profits of all members." SG specializes in developing and managing technology coalition alliances to promote the growth and “success” of member businesses. Our primary objective is discovering enabling and enhancing technologies for coalition members to expand technology solutions offered to their clients. www.successgroupintl.com

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