For its first-ever event, the Mobile Leadership Series has landed an all-time great quarterback as guest speaker.

Peyton Manning will visit Mobile for the event at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center on Thursday, May 8. Tickets for the event, which includes dinner, run $200.

Tommy Wasden, with Mobile Leadership Series, said the Denver Broncos quarterback’s work in his community, as well as his and his family’s success are among the reasons he was chosen to speak at the group’s first event.

 “We’re looking to enlarge our group of business and local leaders and have big-name speaker in annually, or more frequently,” he said. “We’re looking to do things to promote Christian and family values.”

The event will feature not only a speech by the NFL MVP, but also a question-and-answer session. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the event starting at 7.

In addition to individual tickets that can be purchased by calling 251-661-1649, tables for the event can also be purchased, as well as corporate sponsorships.

For more information on the event, or on the Mobile Leadership Series, visit