Brigadier General Harvey W. Schiller, USAF Ret., PhD, recently served as Commercial Commissioner of America’s Cup 35. He 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, Harvey serves as Vice Chairman of Diversified Search, a global executive search firm. He recently served as Chairman of Global Options Group, a NASDAQ security corporation.
Harvey has served as Chairman/CEO of YankeeNets, with ownership of the New York Yankees, New Jersey Nets, and New Jersey Devils. He led the creation and development of the YES network. Harvey also served as President of Turner Sports, Inc., a division of Time Warner; and President of the NHL franchise, the Atlanta Thrashers. Before joining Turner, Harvey was Executive Director/Secretary General of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Harvey is a Distinguished Graduate of The Citadel, and a member of their Athletic and Business Halls of Fame, and recipient of the Palmetto Award. 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.
In 2013, Harvey was recognized by Sports Business Journal as a Pioneer and Innovator in Sports Business. This award recognizes leaders in the sports world who have shaped the future of the industry. Harvey joined other industry leaders in this honor such as Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, and Val Ackerman, the inaugural WNBA president.