The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit celebrates Pat’s values and convenes the Tillman Scholars to network, collaborate and develop solutions to the challenges facing our country and communities.

In his life, Pat Tillman made his mark as a husband, teammate, soldier and brother. He believed we should always strive to be part of something bigger than ourselves.

The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit celebrates Pat’s values and brings together the community of Tillman Scholars to network, collaborate and develop solutions to the problems facing our country and our world. Tillman Scholars participate as moderators and presenters through panels, roundtables, and Unconference sessions on their own impact areas and as well as current events. Scholars also enjoy opportunities to hear from keynote speakers and  notable leaders from a range of fields, including Michael Sandel, Jen Welter, David Epstein, Jon Krakauer and many more. 

The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit is made possible thanks to the continued generosity of the NFL



A Decade of Impact

Former PTF Director of Programs, Hunter Riley, moderates a panel with Robert AndersLyndsey Anderson and Aaron Contreras, members of the original cohort of Tillman Scholars, as they share their reflections on 10 years with PTF.

Humble Leadership in a Community of High Achievers

R.J. Jenkins of the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition & Integration leads a discussion with Tillman Scholars Chris Diaz, Lachiana Hamilton and Christine Mott on strategies for developing as a leader in high-performance environments. 

Critical Connections: Expanding Community-Based Health Initiatives

Jonathan Due, PTF’s director of Programs & Scholarships moderates a panel of Tillman Scholars Sangki OakJoy Ohnstad and Blake Schroedter as they examine the challenges of meeting the health needs of particular populations through a community health-based approach.

Unlocked: Achieving Criminal Justice Reform

Chico Tillmon, Executive Director of Chicago’s YMCA Youth Safety and Violence Prevention programs moderates a session with Tillman Scholars Jennifer EsparzaPatrick RobinsonThomas BakerEric Chastain and Scott Swisher as they discuss how they are applying their expertise to find solutions to the complex issues of police violence and recidivism.

On the Horizon: Space Policy, Exploration & Business

What’s new in the world of space? Tillman Scholars Drew GarzaJosh Pericles and George Sondecker share their perspectives on working in the fields of space policy, business, technology and initiatives.

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Without loyal support, our mission would go unfulfilled. Meet our partners and sponsors who are empowering the Tillman Scholars.

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