Anything is Possible
Mat Hoffman embodies the true spirit of innovator. An icon in the sport of BMX Freestyle, Hoffman invented more than 100 revolutionary tricks and is, without question, the greatest Vert-ramp rider in the history of the sport.
Hoffman’s unparalleled accomplishments as a rider are equaled by his success in the business world. By the age of 20, Hoffman started both Hoffman Promotions (now Hoffman Sports Association) and Hoffman Bikes – two companies instrumental in building the sport of BMX Freestyle to the stature it is today.
The Hoffman Sports Association (H.S.A.) is the organizing body for BMX Freestyle events worldwide, such as ESPN’s highly coveted X Games and all international X Games bicycle stunt events, and produces dynamic demos and entertainment shows for clients such as Universal Studios and Six Flags.
As well, Hoffman is the founding and current President for the International BMX Freestyle Federation (IBMXFF), the global sanctioning body for BMX Freestyle.
Hoffman is highly regarded as a producer and director of several television series including “Mat Hoffman’s Evel Knievel Tribute” (for MTV) and “Kids in the Way,” “HBtv,” “Mat’s World” and “Mat Hoffman’s Crazy Freakin’ Bikers Series” (for ESPN). He has also made appearances or performed in films such as all the Jackass films; “Keep Your Eyes Open,” produced by Tamra Davis and starring Spike Jonze; the Imax film “Ultimate X” and “Triple X.”
A documentary featuring Hoffman’s tenacious quest for high air, entitled “The Birth of Big Air,” directed and produced by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Hoffman, himself, was released July 2010 on ESPN.
In 2015, he was a contributor and producer for “Being Evel” (documentary on Evel Knievel), was nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award, and the 30 for 30 biography on Nick Piantanida entitled “Angry Sky” – both in conjunction with Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville.
Hoffman is the CEO for Hoffman Bikes and continues to build the sport of BMX Freestyle with a variety of events worldwide, including the aspiration to bring the BMX Freestyle World Championships to Oklahoma City.
Hoffman still enjoys riding and dreaming up new ways to test danger with favorite pastimes like skydiving, paragliding and paramotoring.
Only Hoffman knows what his future holds. As he said during his speech at the Action Sports and Music Awards, accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award, “I feel like I’m just getting started. Here’s to tomorrow.”
Meg Salyer’s innovative and civically oriented focus has lent a valuable perspective in building Accel Financial Staffing since 1995. A native of Long Island, she has made Oklahoma City her home for more than 30 years. Meg was first elected to office in 2008, and served for 10 and a half years as the Ward 6 Councilman for the City of Oklahoma City. She was a member of the Oklahoma City Economic Development committee, the Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority, and was chairman of the City’s Social Services committee.
Meg is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She began her professional career as a corporate loan officer with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and spent twelve years as co-founder and president of a national retail financial services chain. Meg serves on the Board of First Fidelity Bank, the Board of Oklahoma City University, the Oklahoma School of Science and Math Foundation, the United Way of Central Oklahoma and the Civic Center Foundation. Meg was the first woman president of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma City, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City.