Olympic Committee executive
Dr. Harvey Schiller, a member of The Citadel's Class of 1960 and one of our most notable graduates, will deliver a Greater Issues address on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. The address, entitled Leadership and Ethics: a business built on trust, is free and open to the public.
He is the president and CEO of Assante, Inc. and is a pioneer in the integration of career, business and financial management services to professional athletes.
Dr. Schiller has been an Air Force pilot, a professor, a sports commissioner, a television executive, a sports leader and business entrepreneur. He served 24 years with the Air Force and was chairman of the chemistry department at the Air Force Academy when he retired with the rank of colonel in 1986.
His career then turned to the business of athletics as he became a commissioner of the Southeastern Conference and later joined Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., to head all sports programming on TBS and TNT. He also served as president of the NHL Atlanta Thrashers and World Championship Wrestling.
In 1999, Dr. Schiller became CEO of Yankee-net, a sports media company that owns the New York Yankees, the New Jersey Nets, the New Jersey Devils and a cable television division. Last fall, he became the first president and CEO of Assante.
In addition to his role as a past director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Dr. Schiller is heading New York City's efforts to host the 2012 Olympic games and is serving on a commission studying the restructuring of the USOC.
Prior to his address at 11 a.m., Dr. Schiller will attend a dedication ceremony for the Schiller Science Initiative and tour a chemistry and biochemistry lab in Byrd Hall that have undergone major renovations and upgrades following his gift to enhance the teaching of science at The Citadel.