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Event Information

Start TimeThursday, February 13, 20208:00 AM CSTEnd TimeThursday, February 13, 202010:00 AM CST
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
A special event from MMA GROW

About This Event

Join MMA GROW for an unforgettable event that celebrates our differences and challenges us to re-examine our notions of diversity, teamwork and living with trauma.

Featured Speaker

Vallie Collins was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549. She survived that flight’s landing on New York’s Hudson River in 2009, and now travels the country to share her story.

Vallie will share her key learnings from the flight, rescue and aftermath. This includes her eyewitness account of how the passengers and crew of Flight 1549 came together to help each other survive a high-stakes emergency situation.

We were male, we were female. We were corporate CEOs, and we were housewives. We were Buddhists, we were Muslims, we were Christians and we were atheists. We came from all walks of life.

—Vallie Collins

Following her experience, Vallie was diagnosed with PTSD. She credits empathy for helping her persevere with this condition, and for allowing her to believe that “every day is a lucky day.”

Location & Time

Quincy Hall
1325 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Valet Parking provided

Thursday, February 13, 2020
8-8:30 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m.: Program


GROW logoGrowth in Relationships and Opportunities at Work (GROW) is a career development initiative open to colleagues across Marsh & McLennan Agency.

Originally founded in California in 2010, GROW has spread to MMA offices throughout the country, with each region creating a unique mission, program goals and activities.

GROW Upper Midwest Region Mission Statement:

To provide colleagues opportunities through relationships, education, empowerment and encouragement.