Sports & Society Alumni

Among the 500+ leaders, athletes who have participated in events hosted or organized by the Sports & Society Program:

Doug Abrams, Associate Professor, University of Missouri Law School
Katrina Adams, CEO and President, U.S. Tennis Association
Corliss Allen Solomon, Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Hans Anderson, Sr. Concept Developer, Emerging Techology, ESPN
Kirk Anderson, Director of Coach Education and Development, U.S. Tennis Association
Jessie Aney, nationally ranked youth tennis and hockey athlete
Rick Ankiel, Author, Former Major League Baseball Player
Lance Armstrong
, American professional cyclist
Malia Arrington, Director of Ethics and Safe Sport, U.S. Olympic Committee
Meredith Aronson, fellow, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Alan Ashley, Chief of Sport, United States Olympic Committee
Tom Avischious, Field Services Director, USA Swimming
Awista Ayub, author, Kabul Girls Soccer Club
Geoffrey Baekey, Managing Director, Government Services, Capital Hotel Management
Julian Bailes, Jr., Founder and Director, Brain Injury Research Institute
Beth Baran, Co-Executive Director, Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation
Ryan Basen
, Research Associate, American Institutes for Research
Jason Baumann, Director of Education, USA Diving
Tal Bayer, Development Director and Head Rugby Coach, Perry Street Public Charter School
Garrett Beatty, Ph.D. Student, Sport Psychology, University of Florida Sport Policy & Research Collaborative
Notah Begay III, Founder, NB3 Foundation
David Bennell, Director of Corporate Impact, The Trust for Public Land
Dr. Michael Bergeron, Executive Director, National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute
Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League
Kevin Bieniek, Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic
Scott Blackmun, CEO, U.S. Olympic Committee
Cheri Blauwet, Sports Medicine Fellow, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern, Feinberg School of Medicine
Gretchen Bleiler, 2-time Olympian and Olympic Silver medalist, World Superpipe Champion and 4-time X Games gold medalist
Ivan Blumberg, CEO, Athletes for Hope
Irv Bomberger, Executive Director, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Christine Bolger, Coaching Education Manager, USOC
Chris Borland, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker
Matt Bowers, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Texas
Theresa Lou Bowick, Executive Director, Conkey Cruisers
Kyle Boyer
, National Development Director, USA Field Hockey
Rachelle Boyer, Assistant Development Manager, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA
Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and civil rights historian
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Jody Breckenridge, U.S. Coast Guard
Christine Brennan, Sports Columnist, USA Today
David Breshears, Mountaineer and Founder of GlacierWorks
Jeff Breslin, Senior Manager, Global Philanthropy, Under Armour
Jon Brilliant
, Chief Financial Officer, Bigfoot Biomedical
Charles Brock, Associate Curator of American and British Paintings, National Gallery of Art
Jim Brown, Founder of Amer-I-Can, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame
Cedric Bryant, Chief Science Officer, American Council on Exercise
Jon Butler, Executive Director, Pop Warner Little Scholars
Rebecca Byrne, President/CEO, Community Foundation of South Alabama
Carol Callan
, Women’s National Team Director, USA Basketball
Amy Callendar, Federal Legislative Manager, National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Lawrence Cann, President/Founder, Street Soccer USA
Kahlaa Cannady
, seventh-grade student and midfielder, Anderson Monarchs
Dr. Robert Cantu, Co-Founder & Medical Director, Sports Legacy Institute
Greg Carey, Managing Director, Public and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs
Kate Carr, President and CEO, Safe Kids Worldwide
Janet Carter, Executive Director, Coaching Corps
Laurence Chalip, Professor and Department Head, Dept. of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, University of Illinois
Alex Chan, Associate Director, National Strategy, Clinton Health Matters Initiative
Bridget Chisholm, Managing Partner, BWC Capital
Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Olympic snowboarder, Team USA
Michael Clayton, Nat’l Coaches Education Program, USA Wrestling
Jason Clement, Partner, The Sports Facilities Advisory/The Sports Facilities Management
Jay Coakley, Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Nikki Cobbs, Aquatic Coordinator, Baltimore City Rec & Parks Aquatics Division
Mark Cole
, Executive Director, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club
Jason Collins, former NBA player
Kain Colter, Board Member, College Athletes Players Association
Scott Congel, Chairman, SRC Development Group
Quinn Cotter, student-author, Playing Time: What Kids Really Think About Kids’ Sports
Sara Couppas, Sports and Nutrition, Clinton Foundation
Tom Cove, President and CEO, Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
Indi Cowie, professional soccer freestyler
Kim Crabbe, first African American member of U.S. women’s national soccer team
Lisa Creighton, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Partnership for a Healthier America
Karen Crouse, Sports Reporter, The New York Times, author, Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence
George Cunningham
, Professor and Academic Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
Diana Cutaia, Athletic Director, Wheelock College (Mass.)
Dr. Kenneth Davis, CEO and President, Mount Sinai Health System
Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics International
Mo’ne Davis, pitcher, Little League World Series
Peter Davis, Director, Sport Performance Management
Anita DeFrantz, Chair, Women and Sport Commission, International Olympic Committee
Brooke de Lench, Executive Director,
Jay Demings, Youth Division Director, USA Basketball
Donna de Varona, President, DAMAR Productions, Inc., former Olympian and broadcaster
Anthony DiCosmo, Vice President, Sports Marketing & Partnerships, Nickelodeon
Dr. John DiFiori, President, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
John DiPaolo, Chief of Staff, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
David Drummond, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Google
Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Crystal Echo Hawk, Executive Director, The Notah Begay III Foundation
Dave Egner, President/CEO, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Mark Emmert
, President, National Collegiate Athletic Association
Adriano Espaillat
, U.S. Representative, New York’s 13th congressional district
Susan Eustis
, President, WinterGreen Research
Stefan Fatsis
, Sportswriter, Commentator, NPR, Slate
Jon Feinman, Founder, InnerCity Weightlifting
Gabe Feldman, Tulane Sports Law Program director, Tulane associate provost for NCAA compliance
Allyson Felix, Olympic champion sprinter, Team USA
Jake Ferreira, California State Deputy Director, Mission: Readiness
Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, CEO, Laureus USA
Tim Flannery, Director of Coaching Education, National Federation of State High School Associations
Mike Fletcher, Senior Writer, The Undefeated, ESPN
Ned Flynn, Managing Director, Jeffries & Company
Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Julie Foudy, former soccer Olympian, and analyst, ESPN
Ashley Fox, NFL Columnist,
Domonique Foxworth, writer, The Undefeated; former NFL cornerback/ex-NFL Players Association president
Jon Frankel, Correspondent, HBO Real Sports
Angie Franks, Vice President of Market Development, SportsEngine
Leah Friedman, Junior Development Coordinator, USTA Chicago
Tom Fristoe, Founder/General Manager, TeamUnify
Dr. Janet Fulton
, Lead Epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Sam Gandy, Prof. of Neurology and Psychiatry, Mount Sinai
Carol Ewing Garber, President-Elect, American College of Sports Medicine
Dr. Dan Garza, Assistant Professor, Stanford Medical School
Ed Garza, President of Urban Soccer Leadership Academy, Former San Antonio Mayor
Laura Gentile
, Vice President, espnW, ESPN
John Gerdy, Author, Sports: The All-American Addiction
David Geslak, Autism Fitness Specialist & Founder, Exercise Connection
Matthew Geschke, Director, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA
Skip Gilbert, Managing Director, Professional Tennis Operations & US Open Tournament Manager
Dan Gilman, Managing Director, Jeffries & Company
Dr. Gerald Gioia, Division Chief, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children’s National Medical Center
Jeremy Goldberg, President, LeagueApps
Ryan Graff, Vice President, Program Development & Opps, First Tee
Tom Green, head coach/athletic director, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Jayne Greenberg, District Director, Physical Eduation and Health Literacy, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Sean Gregory, reporter, TIME Magazine
Jack Groppel
, Co-Founder, Human Performance Institute
Vikram Grover, Senior Director of Business Development, Niantic
Dr. Brian Hainline
, Chief Medical Officer, NCAA
Gary Hall Jr., former Olympic swimmer and board member, National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute
Scott Hallenbeck, Executive Director, USA Football
Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO, KaBOOM!
Jo Hannaphin, President, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Michael Hausfeld, Chairman, Hausfeld LLP
Nigel Hayes, NBA/former Wisconsin player, plaintiff in lawsuit vs. NCAA over athletic compensation
Cheryl Healton, President and CEO, American Legacy Foundation
Lance Henderson, CEO, Zamzee
Mark Herthel, President, Platinum Performance
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mark Hertling, Member, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Scott Hester, President, Counsilman-Hunsaker
Dan Hicks, Broadcaster, NBC Sports
Wendy Hilliard
, Founder, Wendy Hillliard Foundation
Colin Hilton, President and CEO, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, CEO, Champion Women
Bill Holcomb, Athletic Training Program Director, National Strength & Conditioning Association
Dean Hovey, CEO, DigiFit and inventor of the Apple mouse
Erik Huey, Senior Vice President, Entertainment Software Alliance
Frank Hugelmeyer, CEO, Outdoor Industry Association
Ramogi Huma, President, National College Players Association
Sue Hunt, Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. Tennis Association
Mark Hyman, author, Until it Hurts: America’s Obsession With Youth Sports and How it Harms Our Kids
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loyola University Health System
Dr. Carrie Jaworski, Assistant Professor, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
Michael Johnson, Executive Director, Utility for Data Care Analysis, Kaiser-Permanente
Roslyn Johnson, Deputy Director, Parks, Recreation and Facilities, Richmond, Va.
Sally Johnson, Executive Director, National Council of Youth Sports
Kurt Kamperman, CEO, Community Tennis, U.S. Tennis Association
Michael Kelly, General Superintendent & CEO, Chicago Park District
Stephen D. Keener, President and CEO, Little League International
Pat Kelleher, Assistant Executive Director, USA Hockey
Nekia Kemp, Executive Director, Police Athletic League of Buffalo
Bill King
, Senior Writer, Sports Business Journal
Billie Jean King, Tennis and Civil Rights Pioneer
Chris Kluwe, former American football punter, writer, and commentator
Rebecca Kodysh, Executive Director of Community Impact, Cleveland Indians
Dionne Koller, Director, University of Baltimore Center for Sport and the Law
Karin Korb, Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator, Lakeshore Foundation
Tony Korson, CEO, Koa Sports
Mark Kovacs, Director, Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Dr. Dean Kriellaars, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Manitoba
David Krichavsky, Vice President, Youth Basketball Development, National Basketball Association
Greg Kristof, CEO, Zero Gravity Basketball
Michelle Kwan
, five-time World Champion figure skater
Dr. Michele LaBotz, Executive Committee Member, Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness, American Academy of Pediatrics
Mike Lanza, Author, Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood into a Place for Play
Deborah Slaner Larkin
, CEO, Women’s Sports Foundation
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Brendan Ledwith, Coordinator, Sport Development, USA Volleyball
Bruce Lee, Director, Global Obesity Prevention Center, Johns Hopkins University
Sarah Lee, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Ted Leonsis, Managing Partner, NBA’s Washington Wizards and NHL’s Washington Capitals
Jennifer Brown Lerner, Aspen Institute policy manager for the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development
Stephen Levin
, Councilmember, New York City Council
Max Levitt, Founder & Executive Director, Leveling the Playing Field
Robert Lipsyte, Author, Accidental Sportswriter, and former New York Times columnist
Warren Lockette, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Clinical and Program Policy, US Department of Defense
Rebecca Lowe, Broadcaster, NBC Sports
Rich Luker
, Founder, Luker on Trends
Nathan Lyon,
celebrity chef, Chef Nathan Lyon
Jay Maddock, Dean, School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Dr. Robert Malina, co-author, Growth, Maturation and Physical Activity
Rob Manfred, Commissioner, Major League Baseball
Chris Marinak
, Senior Vice President, League Economic and Strategy, Major League Baseball
Ken Martel, Technical Director, American Development Model, USA Hockey
Jeff and Mikki Lee Martin, Co-Directors of Youth Programs, CrossFit Kids
Kevin Martinez, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, ESPN
Eddie Mason, former NFL Linebacker; President, Mase Training, LLC
Dr. Todd Maugens, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Nemours Children’s Hospital
William Mayer, Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute
Dr. William F. Mayer, Director, Master of Science in Applied Psychology Program, Sacred Heart University (Conn.)
Kathlyn Mead, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, California Endowment
Teri McCambridge, Chair, Council on Sports Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics
Cornell McClellan, Personal Trainer to the First Family
Alicia McConnell, Director of Athlete Services and Programs, U.S. Olympic Committee
Terry McDermott, Author, Off-Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception
Patrick McEnroe
, General Manager, Player Development, U.S. Tennis Association
Bernadette McGlade, Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner, former Georgia Tech women’s basketball coach
Tom McMillen, Board Member, National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Dara Meinerth, Specialist, Sports and Recreation, YMCA of the USA
Mark Messier, Hockey Hall of Fame member, youth coach in Greenwich, Conn.
Mike Millay, Director, Sports Development, ESPN Wide World of Sports
Jeff Miller, Senior Vice President, National Football League
Stacy Molander, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Partnership for a Healthier America
Chris Moore, CEO, US Youth Soccer
Maya Moore, Olympian and professional basketball player for WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx
Tim Morehouse, Olympic silver medalist, and Founder, Fencing in the Schools
Caitlin Morris, Senior Director of North America Community Impact, Nike
Ralph Morton, Executive Director, Seattle Sports Commission
Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley, Chief of Organizational Excellence, U.S. Olympic Committee
Wayne Moss, Senior Director, Sports, Fitness and Recreation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
David Mosse, SVP-Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Edwin Moses, Chair, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, and Olympic track champion
Anne Mosle, Director, ASCEND, Family Economic Security Program of the Aspen Institute
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Michelle Mundey, Facility Director, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County
Dr. Vivek Murthy
, U.S. Surgeon General
Scott Myers, Executive Director, World Sport Chicago Foundation
Amy Nakamoto, Executive Director, America SCORES
Priscilla Natkins, Executive Vice President, Director of Client Services, Ad Council
James Nicholson, Board Chairman, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Andrea Nielsen
, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Target
Normandie Nigh
, Executive Director, A World Fit for Kids
Joe Nocera, Columnist, New York Times
Stephen Norris, Vice President of Sport, WinSport Canada
Chris Nowinski, Co-Director, Center for Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
Roman Oben, Director of Youth & High School Football, National Football League
Dave Ogrean, Executive Director, USA Hockey
Chiney Ogwumike, WNBA player
Kevin O’Hara
, Vice President of Urban and Government Affairs, National Recreation and Park Association
Apolo Anton Ohno
, speed skater, most decorated winter Olympian in history
Dr. Bennet Omalu, Chief Medical Examiner, San Joaquin County (Calif.) and Professor, University of California-Davis
Joe Bear Ortiz, Youth Ambassador, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Dev Pathik, Founder and CEO, Sports Facilities Advisory
Steve Patrick, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
Chip Patterson, Executive Director, The First Tee of Greater New Orleans
Jennifer Paulett, Manager, Corporate Citizenship, ESPN
Richard Pavlick, Co-Founder, Project Leader & Coach, YLC Kicks
Jake Peavy, Jake Peavy Foundation
Mike Pell
, Senior Designer, Microsoft
Jorge Perez, SVP, Programs and the Y Experience, YMCA of the USA
Amy Perko, Executive Director, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Dr. Andrew Peterson, University of Iowa football team physician; executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness
Shellie Pfohl, CEO, U.S. Center for SafeSport
Stacey Pine, Chief Government Affairs Officer, Nat’l Recreation and Parks Association
Brandon Pollack, Director of Global Affairs, 1776
Gary Player, Gram Slam champion golfer and philanthropist
Nathan Plowman, North American Partnerships Director, Access to Sport, Nike
Dwayne Proctor, Director and Senior Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Dan Radakovich, Clemson athletic director, former College Football Playoff selection committee member Tab Ramos, Youth Technical Director, U.S. Soccer, Member of National Soccer Hall of Fame
Harold Reynolds, MLB Network Broadcaster and Former MLB Player
Rick Riccobono
, Senior Director, Development, USA Baseball
Anthony Robles, NCAA champion wrestler and ESPN analyst
Craig Robinson, Analyst, ESPN
Jeanette Rodriguez, National Director, Programs and Partnerships, Nike
Angela Ruggiero, Co-Founder/Managing Director of Sports Innovation Lab, Hockey Hall of Famer
Claude Ruibal
, Global Head of Sports Partnerships, YouTube
Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Childhood Obesity Team, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Dr. Paul Roetert, CEO, Shape America (formerly AAHPERD)
Michael Sagas, Chair, Department of Tourism, Sports Management and Recreation, University of Florida
Hugo Salcedo, Director at MaxInMotion, Former U.S. Soccer Olympian
Jim Sallis
, Program Director, Active Living Research, University of California-San Diego
Dr. David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General, Co-Chair of National Council on Youth Sports Safety
Jeremy Schaap
, Correspondent, ESPN
Robin Schepper, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
Jamie Schmill, New Orleans Program Officer, Laureus USA
Andy Schwarz, OSKR Sports Economist/Partner, chief strategist for the Historical Baseball League
Kathleen Sebelius
, former Secretary, U.S. Health and Human Services
Brian Selander, Executive Vice President, The Whistle
Ryan Shadrick Wilson, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Partnership for a Healthier America
Dan Shanoff, Content & Programming, Monumental Sports Network
Louis Shapiro, President/CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery
Shannon Shy
, National Membership Director, American Youth Football
James Siegel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, KaBOOM!
Adam Silver, Commissioner, NBA
Renata Simril
, President, LA84 Foundation
Todd Sitrin, Group Vice President, Global Marketing, EA Sports
John Skipper, President, ESPN, and Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks
Fred Sloane, Director of Global Literacy, Benetech
Dr. Angela Smith, Orthropaedic Surgeon, Nemours-Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, National Footbal League Players Association
Erin Smith, Director of Education and Training, US Lacrosse
Mara Smith, Founder and Principal, Great Play
Sam Snow, Director of Coaching, U.S. Youth Soccer Association
Chris Snyder, Director of Education, U.S. Olympic Committee
Larry Soler, CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America
John Spengler, Associate Professor, University of Florida
Steve Spinner, Founder, Sports Potential, Inc.
Darrin Steele, CEO, USA Bobsled & Skeleton
Steve Stenersen, President and CEO, U.S. Lacrosse
Bonnie St. Jean, Paralympian, and author, How Strong Women Pray
Buddy Teevens, head coach, Dartmouth College
Daria Teutonico, Network Developer, Council on Foundations
Jason Thompson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Olympic Committee
Jim Thompson, CEO, Positive Coaching Alliance
John Thompson III, former Georgetown and Princeton men’s basketball coach, NCAA Commission on College Basketball member
Carolyn Tisch, Member, Sports & Society Program Advisory Board
Laurie Tisch, President, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Gil Trenum, Representative, Brentsville District School Board
Barbara Tulipane, CEO and President, National Recreation and Park Association
Kathleen Tullie, Founder and Executive Director, BOKS (Reebok International)
Kevin Turner, former NFL running back
Travis Tygart, CEO, US Anti-Doping Agency
Dave Tyahla, Senior Government Affairs Manager, National Recreation and Parks Association
Jonathan Vaughters, Founder, Slipstream Sports
Jill Vialet, CEO and Founder, Playworks
Amanda Visek, Associate Professor, Exercise Science, George Washington University
John Walsh, Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, ESPN
Anne Warhover, President and CEO, Colorado Health Foundation
Chris Watts, Executive Director, National Fitness Foundation
Kevin Weickel
, Manager, Sports Development, the Walt Disney Company
John West, Founder and CEO, Whistle Sports
Jim Whitehead, CEO/Executive Vice President, American College of Sports Medicine
Laurie Whitsel, President, National Coalition to Promote Physical Activity
Michael Wilbon, Host, Pardon the Interruption, ESPN
Wayne Wilson, Vice President, Communications & Education, LA84 Foundation
Matt Winkler, Associate Dean, Sports Industry Management, Georgetown University
Jase Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO, Neighborly
Mike Wise, Sports Columnist, Washington Post
Mary Wittenberg, CEO, New York Road Runners
Eli Wolff, Paralympian, and Director, Inclusive Sports Initiative, Institute for Human Centered Design
Dr. Shale Wong, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Services
Don Wright, former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
Nanette Yang
, Manager, Steel Sports
Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics, and President, Operations, & Strategy, NBC Sports Group
Dave Zirin, Sports Editor, The Nation