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Athletics Compliance Officer

Bio and Topic

The Ohio State University is proud to have your loyal support, dedication, and enthusiasm for Buckeye Athletics. As we strive for continued excellence, we always seek the highest standard of ethical conduct and compliance with all NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institutional rules. In helping the Ohio State Department of Athletics maintain its commitment to excellence, we are asking for your assistance in continuing to build a compliance conscience.

A representative of athletic interests—or a “booster”—is defined as anyone who has made a financial contribution to the Ohio State Athletics Department, including a season ticket holder and/or an individual who has travelled as a guest of the Athletics Department to a home or away contest. We want to make sure that you know the rules because Ohio State and its student-athletes can be held responsible for your actions. In addition, you could be disassociated from Ohio State and lose your athletic tickets for your actions.

Topic: Ohio State and NCAA Compliance

Greg Beals, Baseball Head Coach

Bio and Topic

The 2016 season was one for the record books (and one for the boys) in Beals’ sixth year at the helm of the Scarlet and Gray. He guided a talented and dynamic Buckeye squad to one of the top seasons in Ohio State baseball history. The team finished with a 44-20-1 overall record and won the program’s ninth Big Ten tournament before making its 20th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance in the Louisville Regional. Under Beals, the 2016 Buckeyes became the first team in school history to go 5-0 vs. Michigan in a single season. A Big Ten-best six Buckeyes were taken in the 2016 MLB Draft.

Topic: Baseball

Jimmie Bell, Former Football Player, Entrepreneur, Life Coach

Bio and Topics

Jimmie’s straight-from-the-heart passion and high-energy motivates audiences to be empowered to do whatever it takes to create the legacy for their lives that they desire. Jimmie expands from his role from keynote speaker to lifestyle coach creating the kind of experience that got him committed to personal-and-professional development. His charisma, warmth and humor have transformed ordinary people into empowered achievers.

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Topics: Launch your Legacy; Ohio State Football

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brockingtonforwebJohn Brockington, Former Football Player, Founder The John Brockington Foundation

Bio and Topics

An All-American running back at Ohio State under Woody Hayes, John Brockington was the Green Bay Packers’ first pick in 1971’s NFL draft. He claimed NFC Rookie of the Year and unanimous All-Pro honors. Prompted by his own experience with dialysis and transplantation, he founded The John Brockington Foundation to raise funds for dialysis patients and combat the conditions which lead to kidney failure. Together with his wife and former teammates, the foundation began the KIN (Keeping Inside the Numbers) Campaign in South East San Diego in January 2009. To date, over 300 participants have undergone free health screenings and discussed practical ways to overcome health obstacles.

Topics: Woody Hayes; lifelong bond with national championship teammates; organ donations and men’s health

Geoff Carlston, Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

Bio and Topic

He took the reins of the women’s volleyball program on Feb. 5, 2008 and is the fifth head coach of the Buckeyes in the 46-year history of the program. The native Minnesotan has made his mark in the state of Ohio, guiding the Bobcats of Ohio University and the Buckeyes to a combined 12 NCAA Tournament appearances. Carlston has directed Ohio State to the NCAA `Sweet 16′ five times since 2010, one of just 11 schools in the country to accomplish that feat. The Buckeyes have rattled off three consecutive trips to the NCAA Regionals (only eight teams nationally have done so from 2014-16). Carlston’s pupils have often been recognized among the nation’s elite, totaling 17 All-American accolades overall and at least one in each of the past six seasons.

Topic: Building a Positive Team Culture: Expectations and Affirmations

James CottonJames Cotton, Former Football Player, Founder Buck-Icon Foundation 

Bio and Topics

Currently, Mr. James Cotton is an advocate for BUCK-ICON LLC. Their mission is to become a premier professional and collegiate sports apparel and merchandise retailer, and provide resources for former members of the Ohio State football program to enhance their careers on a variety of different levels.  Also, they will provide programs that will help them transition into professional life in Corporate America, Athletics, Society, and the Community. Ohio State University awarded him a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. As a Junior, James was an instrumental part of the Buckeyes Big Ten Championship and Sugar Bowl Victories over Michigan & Texas A&M in 1998 (arguably one of the best team’s in Ohio State history). During his senior season in 1999, he was voted by his coaches as the team’s Most Outstanding Lineman by leading the team in sacks and tackles for loss.

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Topics: Tackle Tobacco, Ohio State football, Buck-Icon

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Steve DavisSteve Davis, Author, Conservationist

Bio and Topic

Steve Davis teamed with renowned Ohio State Assistant Football Coach Bill Myles, to pen Myles Traveled, Stories of My American Journey. This first-person life journey of Coach Myles, the grandson of a slave born in segregated times, travels from Negro League Baseball in Kansas City, to the Horseshoe with Woody Hayes, and then to assistant athletic director for Ohio State. No one tells stories like Coach Myles, and this blend of “History, Humor and Happenings” brings to life years of black history, sports history and Ohio State football memories. Additionally the book’s message of “Faith, Family, and Football” provides a role model for today’s youth, and appeals to those of all walks, not just football fans. Steve holds a degree in Agriculture with Distinction in Agronomy, and a career with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. A sought-after conservation speaker, Steve was named Outstanding Individual in Public Service by the Ohio Forestry Association. Toledo Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur presented Steve with a flag flown over the U.S. Capital in recognition of his work to protect Lake Erie.

Topic: Myles Traveled: Stories of My American Journey

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Karen Dennis, Director of Track and Field and Cross Country

Bio and Topic

One of the most respected names in the track and field community, Karen Dennis is currently the director of track & field and cross country at Ohio State and entering her 15th season overall in Columbus. Dennis spent eight seasons (2006-2014) as the women’s track and field/cross country head coach at Ohio State and was an assistant track coach for four seasons (2003-2006) prior to her appointment as program director.

Topic: Track and field

Bill Dorenkott, Director of Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving

Bio and Topic

A proven winner who inspires that excellence in his swimmers, Dorenkott has coached 28 different student-athletes to 34 Big Ten individual championships.  Dorenkott recruits student-athletes who have vision and goals beyond just being a swimmer.  He has been a member of the US Swimming National Team coaching staff since 2001.

Topic: Excellence in Academics, Athletics and Life

Matt Finkes, Director of Development at Wexner Medical Center, Former Football Player

Bio and Topic

Matt was a four-year letterman and three-year starter for Ohio State from 1993-1996, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors from 1994-96 and first-team All-American honors in 1996.  He was drafted in the fifth round by the Carolina Panthers and played four seasons in the NFL.  Following his playing career, he founded and sold multiple businesses. After serving on local and national philanthropic boards, he started a new career as the Director of Development for the Wexner Medical Center.  He also works in media as a game day analyst for Ohio State football for ABC and for high school football on Spectrum Sports.

Topic: The Culture and Excellence at The Ohio State University

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Cornelius GreenCornelius Greene, Coach, Security Director at St. Alban’s School, Former Football Player

Bio and Topic

Cornelius received his BA in education from Ohio State in 1976. But you know him as Corny, quarterback of the Buckeye football team in the mid-1970’s. Until recently, Corny held the record for most passing yards by a Buckeye quarterback. His other honors include Captain of the Ohio State football team (1975), All Big Ten Quarterback (1974, 1975), All American Quarterback (1975), Rose Bowl MVP (1974), and Hula Bowl MVP (1976). He also played professional football for the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. Corny’s life journey has taken him down many interesting paths, mostly involved with helping kids attain their life goals.

Topic: My Life at The Ohio State University

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Maurice Hall, Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Former Football Player

Bio and Topics

Maurice was a member of the 2002 national championship team.  He graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Strategic Communications and a Masters in Sports Administration.  After graduation he decided to pursue a career in acting which is something that brings the same kind of excitement as football once did.  He wrote, directed, produced and starred in the feature film ‘Baker’s Man’ which was released June 2017.

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Topics: Scoring the Game Winner, Passion to Purpose, Act Like You Have Been There

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Roy Hall, President/Founder of The Driven Foundation, Former Football Player

Bio and Topics

Roy is a 2006 graduate of Ohio State in business marketing and a 5 time Ohio State Scholar Athlete award winner.  He is a dedicated community leader, passionate motivational speaker and college football radio/TV analyst.  He has also won the United Way “Color Me Excellent” award in 2015.  As a former national Ohio State football champion and 4 year NFL wide receiver he is no longer making plays on the gridiron but has leveraged his platform to inspire and motivate people across the country to stay driven and to NEVER GIVE UP!

Topics: The Driven Foundation; Ohio State football; Motivational Messages

Eric Hanna, Teacher, Author, Former Basketball Player

Bio and Topic

Eric is a three time graduate of The Ohio State University (’98, ‘00 and ’03) earning an undergraduate degree in Business and a masters in Sports Management as well as in Middle Childhood Education. Eric was a walk-on member of the Men’s basketball team who earned a scholarship his senior season (1994-95, 1996-98) and started the last game in St. John Arena history. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors twice and was voted Most Inspirational Player in 1998. Eric coached collegiate basketball at Capital University (1998-2001, 2002-2009) and Vassar College (2001-2002). He has taught 8th Grade American History at Shanahan Middle School in the Olentangy Local School District for the past sixteen years where he earned the Batelle for Kids Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Award in 2013. He is a recently published author of the book Fight to the End.

Topics: Men’s Basketball, Fight to the End, Writing / Publishing, and Inspiring Players and Students

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Steve HelwagenSteve Helwagen, Editor, Bucknuts.com

Bio and Topic

Helwagen is a native of Circleville, Ohio, and 1990 graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. An avid sports enthusiast growing up and primarily played basketball and golf. He covered sports for the Lantern during his time at OSU. After graduation, he spent two years as the sports editor of the Circleville Herald and two more as the managing editor of the Urbana Daily Citizen. Between 1994-2003, he was the editor of Buckeye Sports Bulletin. Since 2003, he has been the editor and later a senior writer for Bucknuts.com. He has actively covered Ohio State football since 1989.

Topic: Ohio State Athletics; Covered Ohio State sports for last 25 years

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HooblerDennis Hoobler, Associate Director of Athletics 

Bio and Topic

Dennis Hoobler is a three-time graduate of Ohio State. He was the Alumni Association Director of Clubs from 1982-85. He has been a member of the department of athletics since April 1985, when he served as the department’s first marketing director. In 1991, he became director of the Buckeye Club, the annual fund raising department of the athletics department. He was elevated to director of athletic development in 1998 and was named assistant athletic director in May 2001. Hoobler was the associate athletics director for development and ticketing, a role he took in February 2006. He now oversees the Marching Band, Varsity O and represents the Director of Athletics with other campus departments.

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Topic: Ohio State Athletics

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Devin JordanDevin Jordan Former football player, current college football coach. President and founder of Beyond the Game

Bio and Topic

“Devin Jordan was about to have his breakout year as an Ohio State football injury sidelined his career. What next? You have to be prepared for life after football. Devin coaches on the college football field but also coaching youngsters to think beyond the game. His Beyond the Game organization helps teach teamwork, accountability, sportsmanship and education to kids. It provides funding for children to attend college camps and help market themselves for the college level and attain a college education. Devin can share with you all aspects of what life skills a Beyond the Game participant will gain.”

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Topic: The impact of giving back

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Paul Keels, Radio Broadcaster, Play-By-Play Announcer for Football and Men’s Basketball

Bio and Topic

Keels, a native of Cincinnati, has been the “Voice of the Buckeyes” on The Ohio State Buckeyes Radio Sports Network for nearly 20 years. He does play-by-play for football and basketball. His broadcast booth experience includes play-by-play for the Detroit Pistons, Cincinnati Bengals, and the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

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Topic: Ohio State sports

Jamal Luke, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Leader

Bio and Topics

In the world of college athletics, where a team is driven mostly by a coach and the recruited players, there are very few players with the drive, ambition and talent to succeed as a walk-on. The odds of making the team are low, and the hierarchy of the team is stacked. Not only did Jamal make the team, he was a member of the 2002 NCAA Division 1-A National Championship team. After pursuing various professional football opportunities, Jamal discovered his passion for pushing others to succeed. Coaching soon became Jamal’s outlet to inspire and motivate others to become champions.  Jamal entered the business field with the fortitude and strength of a winner. Utilizing his knowledge of sports, coaching, and winning, Jamal became an entrepreneur dedicated to inspiring others to make positive life choices, healthier life styles, and be the best champion they can be.

Topics: Awakening the Champion Within You;  Turning Setbacks into Comebacks; Remember Who You Are; Ohio State football

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LoganJeffrey D. Logan, Motivational Speaker, Former Football Player

Bio and Topics

Logan played on four Big Ten Conference Championship football teams. Logan backed up two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin for two seasons and then started in 1976 and 1977. He was co-captain of the 1977 team. He was awarded All-Big Ten first-team and Academic All-American honors. Jeff currently serves as color analyst on CW Columbus “Thursday Night Lights” high school football telecasts. He is a broadcast team member on the “Best Buckeye Coverage” 610WTVN for all Ohio State football broadcasts. Recognized in 2016 by the Ohio State Alumni Association with the Mershon Award for service to Ohio State. Honored with the Ohio Gold by the Columbus Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Topics: Motivational Presentations; Ohio State football

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 John Lumpkin, VP President Wealth Management, Former Football and Men’s Basketball Player

Bio and Topics

John is a Vice President of Wealth Management with Morgan Stanley, formerly with JP Morgan Asset Management for 10 years. A 2014 Dayton business Journal 40 under 40 award recipient, John serves on the Citywide Development Board, the Greater Dayton RTA Board, the West Dayton Development Fund Board, the City of Dayton Financial Review Board, and the Board for The Dayton Foundation’s African American Community Fund.  He holds a BS in Economics from Ohio State and is one of the few athletes to play two varsity sports.

Topics: Wealth Management; Ohio State Athletics

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Dee MillerDee Miller, Insurance Agent/Owner, Former Football Player 

Bio and Topic

Dee Miller is from Springfield, Ohio and played football at The Ohio State University from 1995-1998.  Dee is now the Agency Owner of his State Farm Insurance Agency in Hilliard, Ohio.  Dee is married to Lisa Miller (Nurse Practitioner) and they have two beautiful children, Drew and Lisa.

Topic: Overcoming Adversity

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Ryan Miller, Community Leader, Former Football Player

Bio and Topic

Ryan Miller played football for The Ohio State University from 1993-1996, where he started at outside linebacker and helped the team capture a victory in the 1997 Rose Bowl.  The two-time Iron-Man Award winner was also selected as the co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior for the Buckeyes. Ryan earned his Masters degree from the Fisher College of Business (OSU) and founded m2 marketing, LLC with former OSU Women’s Basketball Player Megan McCabe. M2 creates websites with a content management system and provides graphic design services. For more information, visit: www.m2marketing.com.  Ryan is involved in many charities in central Ohio. He is the co-founder of The 2nd & 7 Foundation – whose mission is to “Tackle Illiteracy.”  Miller and former Buckeye teammates Mike Vrabel and Luke Fickell started the foundation in 1999, and have read and donated over 200,000 books the past 18 years with help from The Ohio State University Department of Athletics and over 100 other schools throughout the country.

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Topics: 2nd & 7 Foundation; Ohio State football

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Brandon MitchellBrandon Mitchell, Attorney, Former Football Player

Bio and Topic

Brandon Mitchell is a “Double-Buckeye”, receiving his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University in 2012 after attaining his Bachelor of Arts in 2005. He was also a member of the Ohio State Football Team from 2002-06. Brandon currently serves as VP Associate General Counsel, Global Bankers Insurance Group.

Topic: Football 101

Frank Moskowitz, Founder/Publisher Buckeye Sports Bulletin

Bio and Topic

Frank Moskowitz is the founder and publisher of Buckeye Sports Bulletin, a newspaper devoted to Ohio State University sports. With over 35 years in publication, BSB has a circulation of over 30,000 with subscribers in all 50 states and several foreign countries. The Washington, D.C., native is also the publisher of Reds Report, devoted to the Cincinnati Reds. Moskowitz received his MA in English from Ohio State in 1981. He is also a graduate of Michigan State University, receiving his BA in English. Before founding Buckeye Sports Bulletin, he was sports editor of the Madison Press in London, Ohio, worked for the Columbus Dispatch and was associate editor of the Buckeye Leaves.

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Topic: Ohio State sports

Nick Myers, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach

Bio and Topic

Nick Myers completed his eighth season as head coach for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team in 2016. Under his tutelage, members of the program have garnered 15 USILA All-America honors, 36 all-conference nods and eight conference player of the year accolades. Over the past eight years, members of the Ohio State squad have earned 131 Academic All-Big Ten accolades and 193 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete nods, along with the first 10 USILA Scholar All-American selections in program history.  The team’s community service numbers rise each year, with the program volunteering more than 2,300 hours in the community.  He looks at coaching as an opportunity to teach and impact young men who hold a burning desire to play the game of lacrosse. Three values and beliefs reinforce his optimism that doing the right thing will prevail. The first is collaboration, the second is consensus, and the third is empowerment.

Topic: Lacrosse

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Jack ParkJack Park, Football Radio Commentator, Author, Speaker

Bio and Topics

Jack Park is an established Ohio State football radio commentator (Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan in Columbus), author, and speaker. He has delivered keynote addresses at more than 100 fundraisers for Ohio State University Alumni Association chapters in 19 different states. Jack has written six books on Ohio State football. He earned BS from The Ohio State University and his MBA from The University of Pittsburgh. Jack is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Speaking Professional. He has presented his award winning leadership development program, The Leadership Secrets of Football’s Master Coaches, to corporations and associations in 47 different states.

Topics: Ohio State football; The Great Tradition; The Ohio State-Michigan Series

roman-jpeg-jpgRobert J. Roman, Author

Bio and Topic

How did the football team at The Ohio State University steal the hearts of the entire state? Why did the humble team at this particular school ultimately develop into the dominant pageantry know today as Ohio State football? In the 19th century Ohio State was not the largest school in Ohio and the students there were not the first to form a local college team.  What those students did have was an underdog complex and a chip on their shoulders, and the drive to prove themselves.  Roman is a graduate of Ohio State with a double major – Psychology and American History.

Topic: Ohio State football

Tom Ryan, Wrestling Head Coach

Bio and Topic

Tom Ryan has led the Ohio State wrestling program to unprecedented heights, culminating in 2015 with the program’s first-ever national championship. The 2015 Big Ten, NWCA and InterMat Coach of the Year, Ryan concluded his 10th season in Columbus last March by watching both Myles Martin and Kyle Snyder win NCAA titles on the way to the Buckeyes’ fourth top-three finish at the NCAA Championships in the last 10 years.

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Topic: Wrestling

Antonio Smith, VP Driven Foundation, Author, Motivational Speaker

Bio and Topics

Antonio Smith is the Vice President of The Driven Foundation, a non-profit organization geared toward helping youth and underprivileged families. In spring 2008, Driven Foundation was founded by Roy Hall and Smith who used their personal experiences for personal outreach to serve at-risk communities.  As one of its main projects, the Driven Foundation has served about 500,000 pounds of free food to more than 4,200 Ohio families since 2008, according to the foundation’s website.  “Our mentorship program is directed toward maximizing their potential and having them go to the next level, so to speak,” Hall said. “A lot of the things we do is very purposeful.”

A former cornerback at Ohio State, Antonio Smith was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals.

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Topics: ELITE (Energy, Leadership, Intentionality, Talent, Effort), The Driven Foundation, Waiting to Fail, Ohio State football

Katie SmithKatie Smith, WNBA Head Coach, Former Women’s Basketball Player

Bio and Topics

Katie Smith is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most decorated American professional basketball players of all-time in her 17-year professional playing career. Winning two WNBA championships with the Detroit Shock and 2 ABL championships with the Columbus Quest. She was a 7-time WNBA All-Star and named to the WNBA All-Decade team, top 15 players of all time and most recently top 20 at 20. At her alma mater The Ohio State University she was the first female athlete to get her jersey retired and is a member of the athletic hall of fame. Katie earned a B.A. in Life and Human Sciences (2008) and a M.S. in Medical Dietetics (2014) Currently Katie is the associate head coach of the WNBA New York Liberty and is also an analyst for women’s college basketball for ESPN. Columbus, Ohio is home where she is working to find a way to impact people by using her degree in nutrition and love for active living.

Topics: Career Transition; Team Building; What it takes to be a Champion

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Rick Smith, President/Managing Partner Smith Realty Partners

Bio and Topic

In August of 2009, Rick created his own Dublin, Ohio-based commercial brokerage company called Smith Realty Partners LLC. With more than 24 years of industry experience, Rick has leased, sold or acquired more than 4 million square feet of office, retail, industrial and warehouse space. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Rick served as Captain of the OSU men’s basketball team in 1979. He was awarded the John Havlicek Most Inspirational Player Award in that same year. Continuing his affiliation with Ohio State, he served as Graduate Assistant Coach for the 1980 season and remains involved with the program as Past President of the Ohio State Athletic Alumni Association (Varsity “O”) and a past board member. In addition, he served on the selection committee that chose former Ohio State men’s basketball coach, Thad Matta.  Additionally, Rick can be found serving as a basketball color analyst on Ohio News Networks Buckeye Blitz sports program, 10 TV’s Wall-to-Wall Sports and QFM 96.3 Wags & Elliott Morning Show.

Topic: Ohio State basketball

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Shawn Springs, CEO Windpact, Former Football Player

Bio and Topic

Shawn Springs is the Founder and CEO of Windpact (www.windpact.com), a Virginia based impact protection company developing safety technology to be used in sports, military and recreation equipment. Additionally, Shawn works as a local television commentator/anchor for NBC/Comcast Mid-Atlantic, discussing all things related to the NFL and the Washington Redskins. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Shawn spent 14 seasons playing football in the NFL. Drafted third overall in the 1st round of the 1997 draft, he spent 7 years with the Seattle Seahawks, 5 years with the Washington Redskins and a final season with the New England Patriots. Shawn is a graduate of The Ohio State University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. At Ohio State, as a member of the football team, he was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Athlete and was named the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year in 1996, despite having no interceptions.

Topics: Protecting Body and Mind/Helmet Safety; Ohio State football

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Ron Stokes, On-Air Radio Analyst Men’s Basketball

Bio and Topics

In 1985 Ron graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and was a member of the Men’s basketball team from 1981-85. He was voted as team captain his junior and senior years. Ron earned All-Big Ten honors and was voted as the team’s MVP.  He ranks in the top 35 in scoring and in the top 10 in assists and steals. This past season marked his 20th year as the on-air expert analyst for his Alma Mater’s Men’s Basketball radio network. He has covered three Final Fours, one NIT championship and 8 NCAA regionals.  Ron and his daughter, Amber, are the first father-daughter combo to play basketball at Ohio State.  He is the President and CEO of Three Leaf Productions, Inc.

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Topics: Men’s basketball; Media and Marketing

Andrew Teitelbaum, Rowing Head CoachTeitelbaum

Bio and Topics

With over 20 seasons as the head coach of the Ohio State women’s rowing team, he is also the only head coach since the program’s inception.  Teitelbaum has led the scarlet and gray to three consecutive NCAA titles 2013-15, and four straight Big Ten championships and a total of 7 Big Ten titles overall.  Ohio State is one of only four programs to qualify for the NCAA championships for 17 consecutive seasons, joining the ranks of Brown, Princeton and Washington. Teitelbaum graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelors degree in economics from Rutgers.

Topic: Building Culture as a Leader

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Trevor Zahara, Author

Bio and Topics

During the last 26 months, Mr. Zahara has been touring book stores, libraries, schools, social organizations, sports bars, restaurants and Alumni associations utilizing a 40 minute PowerPoint presentation with rah rah videos and a trivia contest of anecdotal stories as an Usher at Ohio Stadium.  He is ‘71 grad of The Ohio State University BS in Pre-Law; 4 years ARMY ROTC. Upon graduation, served 2 years active duty. After the military, he had a very successful 31-year career with the Xerox Corporation as a Sales Rep, Manager and Business Services Executive. Trevor has been an usher at Ohio Stadium for 20 years and wrote his book ‘Confessions of an OSU Usher’.  Trevor is also an official tour guide at the Ohio Stadium.

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Topics: Stories from an Ohio Stadium Usher; Ohio State football

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Justin Zwick, Insurance Agent at Arthur Krenzel Lett Insurance Group, former Ohio State football player

Bio and Topics

Justin grew up in Orrville, Ohio where he helped lead his team to a Division IV Football State Championship as a freshman quarterback. Justin graduated from Massillon High School in 2002 after a stellar career. He went on to play football at The Ohio State University from 02-06.

He has held training sessions for young quarterbacks and has been very active in volunteering and working closely with The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer for over 12 years. He lives in Dublin with his wife Ellen and works as an Insurance Agent at Arthur Krenzel Lett Insurance Group. He brings a vast knowledge of football operations and enjoys relating many stories of his experiences from over the years in football and life.

Topics: Selflessness and perseverance; learning how to fit in with the team and show them you are there to help in any possible way

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