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Steve Pederson

Sports Management Advisor, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Former Athletic Director, University of Pittsburgh

Steve Pederson, sports management advisor, holds nearly 20 years of experience as athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh, leading Pitt into the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and the University of Nebraska. While at Pitt, he implemented a number of changes that led the program through a period of growth and accomplishment, including securing corporate sponsorships, raising ticket sales and attendance, and building new state-of-the-art training and event venues without incurring any debt. At Nebraska, Steve led efforts toward significant facilities construction, resulting in new football facilities and strength, sports medicine and indoor facilities for baseball, softball, soccer and sand volleyball, as well as a new office complex for women’s volleyball, gymnastics and rifle teams. He was also the football recruiting coordinator at the Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee. Steve served as chair of the NCAA Football Issues Committee and provided leadership in three major collegiate conferences: ACC, Big East and Big 12.

Wednesday, December 11

Former Athletic Directors Look Forward After Looking Back

You will hear from those who sat in the AD chair for many years, as they reflect upon their days at the helm of university athletics. They will also share their thoughts on the current landscape and future of intercollegiate athletics.

Moderator: Mike Hamilton, Executive Vice President, University Partnership Group, Learfield IMG College; Former Athletic Director, University of Tennessee

Dave Hart, Former Athletic Director, University of Tennessee
Craig Littlepage, Special Advisor to the President
Steve Pederson, Sports Management Advisor, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Deborah Yow, Athletic Director Emeritus, NC State University