Amherst LEADS Past Guest Speakers

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Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins, General Manager


Greg Louganis
USA Diving, Olympic Gold Medalist

Don Zimmer
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M.L. Carr
Boston Celtics, NBA Champion

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Curtis Pride
Former MLB Star, First Full-Season Deaf Player in MLB



Dereck Whittenburg
Former NC State Basketball Player (1983 National Champions)



Joe Torrillo
Retired FDNY Lieutenant


Chiney Ogwumike
2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year

Craig Breslow
Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series Champion

Kristine Lilly
US National Soccer Team, World Cup Champion


Angela Ruggiero
Women's Ice Hockey, Four-Time Olympic Medalist



Rebecca Lobo
Women's Basketball Analyst, Former UCONN and WNBA Player


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John Walsh
Executive Vice President, ESPN


Daron Roberts
NFL Coach and Harvard Law Graduate


Aly Raisman
USA Gymnastics, Olympic Gold Medalist


Victoria Arlen
Four-Time Paralympic Medalist


Marion Jones
U.S. Track and Field, Olympian


Jay Heaps
New England Revolution Head Coach


Myron Rolle
Former NFL and Florida State Football Player, Rhodes Scholar


Joey Cheek
U.S. Speedskating, Olympic Gold Medalist

Tony DiCicco
U.S. Women's National Soccer Coach, World Cup Champion

Bob Ryan
Boston Globe Sportswriter

Tracy Kidder
Author of Mountains Beyond Mountains

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J.B. Spisso
Lead Consultant - Elite Leadership Training 


Steve Rushin
Sports Illustrated Contributing Writer and Author 

Dan Shaughnessy
Boston Globe Columnist

Dee Brown
Boston Celtics

Julius Achon
Olympic Runner and Humanitarian



Sue Rodin
Founder and President of Stars & Strategies


Bob Hurley
St. Anthony High School, New Jersey, Basketball Coach

Andrea Hudy
Kansas Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance


Steve Mesler
USA Bobsled, Olympic Gold Medalist

Mike Longabardi
Boston Celtics Assistant Coach
Kevin Eastman
Boston Celtics Assistant Coach
Jackie MacMullan Writer
Jack McCallum
Sports Illustrated Writer
Bobby Ross
Former NCAA / NFL Head Coach, National Champion
Al Harazin
Former New York Mets General Manager
Joe Andruzzi
New England Patriots, Super Bowl Champion
Rex Hudler
Former Major League Baseball Player
Ruthie Bolton
WNBA / USA Basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist
Katie Brooks
University of North Carolina Soccer / Lacrosse, NCAA Champion

Kristin Igoe
U.S. National Lacrosse Team, World Cup Champion

Danielle Slaton
U.S. National Soccer Team, Olympian
Shannon Taylor
USA Field Hockey, Olympian
Leslie Osborne
Boston Breakers / U.S. National Soccer Team, NCAA Champion
Jordan Angeli
Boston Breakers
Karen Thatcher
USA Hockey, Olympian
Buddy Farnham
New England Patriots
Felicia Hall Allen
Attorney and Former WNBA Executive
Johnny Allen
Experiential Based Learning Consultant 
Greg Cannella
UMass Men's Lacrosse Head Coach
Kelly Amonte Hiller
Northwestern Women's Lacrosse Head Coach, National Champion
Scott Hiller
Northwestern Women's Lacrosse, Former MLL General Manager
Kristen Kjellman
Northwestern Lacrosse, 2-Time Tewaaraton Trophy Winner
Kathy DeBoer
American Volleyball Coaches Association
Jennifer Azzi
USA Basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist
Riley Ennis
Dartmouth College Student, Founder / CEO Immudicon
Mark Tribus
Leadership Development Consultant
Sarah Bullard
US National Lacrosse Team
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Leadership and Performance Consulting
The Program
Leadership Development Company
Game On Nation
Leadership and Communication Consulting Company
Jamie Utt
Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Jeffrey Fishbein
Sports Psychologist, Chicago White Sox
Jerry Lynch
Sports Psychologist
Brendan Nyhan
Dartmouth Political Scientist
James Wilson
Bay Path College Professor
Wayne Halliwell
Sport Psychologist
Jamie Robbins
Sports Psychologist
Richard Halgin
University of Massachusetts Professor