Brigadier General Harvey W. Schiller, USAF Ret., Ph.D.
Chairman of Schiller Management Group
Dr. Harvey Schiller is Chairman of Schiller Management Group (SMG), a global consulting and business solutions company, and Chairman of Renew Merchandise, a producer of RPET merchandise. In addition, Dr. Schiller serves as Vice Chairman of Diversified Search, one of the top executive search firms in the U.S. He recently served as Chairman of Global Options Group and Vice Chairman of America’s Cup 34.
Schiller has served as Chairman and CEO of YankeeNets, with ownership of the New York Yankees, New Jersey Nets, and New Jersey Devils. Until December, 1999 Dr. Schiller served as President of Turner Sports, Inc., a division of Time Warner; and President and Governor of the NHL franchise, the Atlanta Thrashers.
Before joining Turner, Schiller was Executive Director/Secretary General of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). In December 1994, he was awarded the prestigious Olympic Order, the highest decorated honor presented to an individual by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Schiller served as Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) from 1986 to 1990. He was a member of the NCAA Executive, Championship, and Budget committees. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1986, attaining the rank of Brigadier General. In 1980, the President of the United States appointed Schiller as a Permanent Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He holds several military awards including the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross.
Schiller earned his bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, and is a member of their Athletic and Business Halls of Fame. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in chemistry from the University of Michigan, and holds honorary doctorates from The Citadel, Northern Michigan University, and the United States Sports Academy.
Schiller was recently recognized by Sports Business Journal as a Pioneer and Innovator in Sports Business. Recent appointments include: Chairman Management Committee for the NYC 2012 Olympic Bid Committee; the Senate Commerce Commission to study the structure of the USOC; White House Commission on Presidential Scholars; Advisory Board, Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium; New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame; Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation; Mesa Air Group; Patent Properties; Iverson Genetics; Competitor Group; and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. He is a member of the Board of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.