2019 LEAD1 Institute JULY 22-24 ◽ columbus, oh

"Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" - Sean Frazier (Northern Illinois), Debbie Yow (NC State) and Mike Bohn (Cincinnati)
LEAD1 Institute attendees in the Recruit Room (The Ohio State University)
Gene Smith (Ohio State) welcomes attendees to #LEAD1Institute19

Sean Frazier (Northern Illinois) recaps his panel and the intricacies of public and private institutions

#LEAD1Institute19 attendees at Ohio Stadium, home of the Buckeyes football team
#LEAD1Institute19 attendees Jovan Overshown (Baylor), Marquita Armstead (USF), Jocelyn Gates (Boston College) and Stephanie Ellison Johnson (Clemson)

Pat Chun (Washington State) discussed crisis communications and some of his experiences at Washington State

Boston College athletics director Martin Jarmond presented on the art of hiring head coaches
#LEAD1Institute19 attendees Kevin Trainor (Arkansas) and Brendan Fouracre (Pittsburgh)

#LEAD1Institute19 faculty member Desiree Reed Francois (UNLV) participated in two sessions in Columbus

Wren Baker (North Texas) and Ryan Bradley (Alabama) discuss communication strategies for leaders
Troy Dannen (Tulane) and Larry Williams (Akron) led a discussion on fundraising for the future

"Kourtside with Karl" - a fireside chat with retired Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson

Heather Lyke (Pittsburgh), Desiree Reed Francois (UNLV), Linda Logan (Greater Columbus Sports Commission) and Tom McMillen (LEAD1) led an engaging session on working with your local city constituents
#LEAD1Institute 19 minority scholarship recipients - Marcus Bowman (UNLV), Duane Bailey (Louisiana), Ariel Pesante (UMass), Eric Wood (UCF), Armani Dawkins (Oklahoma), Jocelyn Gates (Boston College), Raymond Harrison (NC State)

Cincinnati athletics director Mike Bohn led an interactive discussion on ways to secure your first AD position

Retired NC State athletics director Debbie Yow and LEAD1 CEO Tom McMillen
Utah State VP/athletics director John Hartwell presented two sessions at #LEAD1Institute19

Ariel Pesante (UMass) attended the Institute and was a minority scholarship recipient

Tour of OSU's Covelli Center
Eddie Nuñez (New Mexico) discussed his first year in the AD chair

We celebrated 20 years of the LEAD1 Institute this week. Veteran FBS ADs served as faculty for the program and we had nine national search firms in attendance to network with Institute attendees. Hats off to our faculty, and Ohio State, for helping us put on another great event.


Photos by Ramon Delgado and Chevonne Mansfield

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