Archie Manning, Football Legend: 2017 Hal Hunt Lecturer at the DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, New Orleans, Louisiana 

April 27, 2017, Hawthorne N.J.:

Archie Manning, a renowned football player, author and public relations consultant, is delivering the 2017 Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications during the DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24-27, 2017. His presentation is titled, "The Manning Playbook for Communication and Leadership."

 Manning attended the University of Mississippi where he was named an All-American Quarterback and his number is retired. He was voted Mississippi’s Greatest All-Time Athlete in 1992 and was named Mississippi’s Most Popular Athlete of the Century. He was elected to the 50-Year All-South Team (1940-1990) and named one of the Top 25 Athletes of the Century in Louisiana.

 Both Manning and his son Peyton were named among the 100 All-Time Greatest College Football Players. Manning was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame and is a member of other Halls of Fame, including Louisiana and Mississippi. While in the NFL, he received numerous awards and was recognized for both his ability as a football player and his humanitarian efforts.

 The annual Hal Hunt Lecture is a highlight of the Annual Conference, and is named in honor of Hal Hunt, one of the initial organizers of DFI. The lecture was established in 1989 to recognize notable communicators. This year’s lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, at 1:15 p.m.

 The 2017 Hal Hunt lecture is being sponsored by contributions from companies and individuals.  Net proceeds benefit the DFI Educational Trust.  To arrange for a sponsorship/donation, contact the event’s fundraising chairman and Trust board member, Andrew Verity, c/o

 More information on the DFI Annual Conference is available at

About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust ( is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.

Archie Manning, DFI 2017 Hal Hunt Lecturer