2019 LEAD1 Institute Recap

With 55 attendees, 15 LEAD1 Athletics Directors and nine executive search firms present, the 2019 LEAD1 Institute, held at Ohio State University was considered the most successful to date.


See 2019 LEAD1 Institute Agenda HERE



  • How to be a Successful Fundraiser
  • The Art & Science of Hiring Head Coaches
  • How to Secure Your First Athletics Directors Post
  • Managing Key Campus Relationships
  • Communication Strategies the Empowers Leaders



“I was honored to be an attendee at the LEAD1 Institute. It was an incredibly valuable experience and I left with a renewed passion for college athletics and the world of administration.”

– Paul Kabbes, Senior Associate AD, Louisiana Tech University

“The opportunity to attend this year’s LEAD1 Institute was such a blessing as we continue to grow in this profession. It was a fantastic event all the way around.”

– Jared Mosley, Associate VP and COO, North Texas University

“It was an unbelievable time for learning from some of the best in our industry.”

– Josh McCowan, Senior Associate AD, Kansas State University

“What a great experience for myself, the cadets and a wonderful opportunity to meet so many talented members in college athletics.”  

– Col. Jennifer Block, Interim Director of Athletics, U.S. Air Force Academy

“I enjoyed presenting to the group and meeting all of the talented attendees. Definitely count me in for next year!”

-Katy Young-Staudt, Managing Director, Ventura Partners

“Count me in for next year’s Institute. It was a first-class event led by a first-class organization. I met a lot of individuals who were not currently on my radar for future AD opportunities.”

– Kyle Bowlsby, Founder and Principal, Bowlsby Sports Advisors

To request information about the LEAD1 Institute, please contact Hannah Dewey at hannah@lead1a.com or 951-764-2616.