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Olympians Phelps, Ledecky Join Team Panasonic

Cooperation, team spirit, and contribution to society are among seven principles that have guided Panasonic for more than 100 years. Team Panasonic is made up of the company’s 270,000 plus employees worldwide.

Michael Phelps at CES 2020
Michael Phelps on stage with Panasonic at CES 2020.

At CES 2020, Panasonic welcomed four new members, including Michael Phelps—the most decorated Olympian of all time—who joined Lauren Sallata, chief marketing officer of Panasonic Corp. of North America, to announce Team Panasonic at CES.

Also joining Team Panasonic are 15-time world champion and five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky; Lex Gillette, four-time Paralympic silver medalist in the long jump and motivational speaker; and Japanese-American Olympic hopeful Sakura Kokumai, seven-time USA national karate champion. Together with Panasonic, their shared social purpose is simple but powerful: inspire today’s youth to dream big and to work hard to make those dreams come true.

As part of the partnership, Panasonic will support the expansion of new locations of the Michael Phelps Foundation signature program, IM, at local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Olympian Katie Ledecky joins Team Panasonic at CES 2020
Olympian Katie Ledecky

Additionally, Panasonic will sponsor Ledecky’s new STEM education program where students will explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math through a digital course.

During CES 2020, both Phelps and Ledecky will participate in Panasonic Tech Talks, a series of succinct and insightful discussions with some of the brightest minds and passionate advocates in their respective fields.

For the full schedule of Panasonic Tech Talks, which will also be live-streamed, visit:

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