Southeast Produce Council Announces All-Star Speaker Cup Lineup at Southern Innovations; Tim Graas Comments

Southeast Produce Council Announces All-Star Speaker Cup Lineup at Southern Innovations; Tim Graas Comments

MILLEN, GA - Industry members, start your engines, and get ready to race to this year’s Southern Innovations, being held September 14–16, because the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) has announced an all-star speaker lineup. As SEPC members race to discover the latest innovations, they will get the chance to hear from keynote speaker Darrell Waltrip, three-time NASCAR Premier Series Champion, and NASCAR Hall of Fame Member, as well as Southern Roots Reception Speaker and keynote moderator Shannon Spake, veteran sports broadcaster for FOX Sports.

Tim Graas, Chairman of the Board, Southeast Produce Council“I’m not sure if there is a better choice of speakers to correspond with our theme for this year’s conference—Race to Discover What’s New? at Southern Innovations. What a perfect fit! Darrell and Shannon have both utilized thoughtful innovation within their careers to become two of the most highly respected individuals in the sport,” said Tim Graas, SEPC Chairman of the Board. “Be sure to join us for the race to find new technologies and innovations to achieve a more sustainable world and prepare to be inspired to drive innovation both personally and professionally!”

This year’s event will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, where both Waltrip and Spake will take to the stage, according to a release.

Southeast Produce Council has revealed an all-star speaker lineup, tapping Darrell Waltrip as the keynote speaker and Shannon Spake as the keynote moderator

Waltrip won all three NASCAR premier series championships alongside legendary driver and owner Junior Johnson, and is tied with Bobby Allison for fourth all-time in series victories with 84. His 59 poles rank fifth all-time in NASCAR premier series history. His career in the sport lasted 1972–2000 and included a 1989 Daytona 500 victory.

Spake will also be sharing her input and wisdom as Reception Speaker and Keynote Moderator. She is a veteran sports broadcaster and joined FOX Sports in July 2016 as a three-sport star, covering NASCAR, college football, college basketball, and the NFL. In 2019, she was named host of FOX NASCAR’s race coverage, handling all anchor duties for NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races and pre-race shows live from FOX Sports’ state-of-the-art virtual studio set in Charlotte.

To learn more about these speakers, click here.

With just four short months between us and Southern Innovations, get your show plans ready!

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