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Nick Saban

A man of vision who has a proven record of championship success, head coach Nick Saban has returned the University of Alabama to the top of the college football landscape with his commitment to building the total program. After the victory over Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Saban joined Paul "Bear" Bryant as the only two coaches to win five national titles in the modern era. In nine seasons in Tuscaloosa, Saban's uncompromising dedication to excellence in every phase of the program has resulted in four national championships over the last seven years. A six-time National Coach of the Year, Saban has achieved resounding success as a head coach and has earned a reputation as an outstanding tactician, leader, organizer and motivator. Those qualities have sparked impressive turnarounds at every stop of his career. Saban's consistent approach and disciplined leadership are the reasons his teams are known for exhibiting grit, determination and resilience, often overcoming adversity to achieve victory.

Documents: Nick Saban - Bio (.pdf 82KB)






Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien is an award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, producer and philanthropist and the new host of Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact. O’Brien was the originator of Black in America and Latino in America. In June 2013 she launched Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production and distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories. Starfish Media Group continues to produce Black in America and Latino in America and other programming for CNN and has produced the re-launch of “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” which focuses on alternative views on top issues.

Documents: Soledad O'Brien - Bio (.pdf 104KB)






Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra is the president of CareJourney, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” he co-founded incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets. From 2009-2012, he served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer and prior to that, as Virginia’s 4th Secretary of Technology. His public service focused on better public/private collaboration as described in his book, Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.

Documents:Aneesh Chopra - Bio (.pdf 176KB)