Lynn Swann

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Receiver and NFL Hall of Fame Inductee

For nine years, Lynn Swann was a top wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing an integral role in the team’s four Super Bowl victories in the 1970s and being named MVP of Super Bowl X. During his professional career, he made 336 receptions for 5,462 yards and 51 touchdowns. He was selected to three Pro Bowl teams, and in 2001 was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was an inaugural inductee into the Pittsburg Steelers Hall of Honor.

Mr. Swann currently serves as the athletic director for the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with a degree in public relations, and is a former co-owner of the Pittsburgh Power, an Arena Football League team. He is also the former president of Swann, Inc., a marketing and communications consulting firm he founded.

He serves on the boards of directors for Evoqua Water Technologies and Fluor, a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company. He is a former director for Caesar’s Entertainment, Hershey Entertainment, H.J. Heinz Company and Resorts, and the National Football Foundation, among others. Mr. Swann has been national spokesman for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, served on its board of directors and as president from 1993 to 1995. In 2016, he was named to Savoy Magazine’s list of the 300 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. Mr. Swann also served as chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports from 2002 to 2005.