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Paul Tagliabue

Former Commissioner of the NFL; Current Chair of Georgetown University's Board of Directors

Former Commissioner of the NFL; Current Chair of Georgetown University's Board of Directors

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Paul Tagliabue Biography

Paul Tagliabue has been the chair of Georgetown Universitys Board of Directors since July 2009, having joined the Board in 2006. Tagliabue also engages in a range of endeavors, including in business, law and higher education. He previously served as the Commissioner (CEO) of the National Football League from 1989 until 2006.

As NFL Commissioner, Tagliabue presided over an extended period of labor peace, league expansion and growth of fan interest and revenue in professional football. His leadership of the NFL has been featured in national and international journals, including The Economist, FORTUNE, BusinessWeek, TIME and The China Daily.

Tagliabue is senior of counsel in the law firm Covington & Burling LLP in its Washington, DC, office and advises clients on strategic matters in the communications and media, crisis management, and international sectors.

Tagliabue has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, the Mideast and elsewhere, and has recently engaged in business, higher education and public policy discussions and forums in these regions.

Before becoming the NFLs CEO, Tagliabue represented the league and other clients for two decades at Covington & Burling. He earlier served in the Office of the US Secretary of Defense as a policy analyst, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He currently serves on Panasonics Global Advisory Group as well as several boards of nonprofit organizations.

Born in 1940, Tagliabue graduated in 1962 with honors from Georgetown College, where he was the Senior Class President and Captain of the basketball team. He received his law degree in 1965 with honors at New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar, and he has since received honorary degrees from several universities.

Previous Experience: National Football League, Commissioner (1989-2006) Office of the Secretary of Defense, Policy Analyst (1966-1969)

Memberships and Affiliations: Georgetown University Board of Directors, Chair Council of Foreign Relations, Member NFL Charities, Board Ditchley Foundation, Board

Paul Tagliabue Speaking Topics

  • The World of Sports

    The world of sports reveals so much, not only about the fans loyal to teams, but about the culture sustaining them, becoming vivid, exciting manifestations of that culture’s particular values. Paul Tagliabue discusses football and other sports as cultural phenomena and as an insightful, telling way to better understand the values of the culture. He provides audiences with an overview of what football—or any sport—can teach us about pride, leadership, teamwork, and how to gracefully win and lose.

  • Managing Change

    During Paul Tagliabue’s tenure as commissioner of the National Football League, revenues increased from $970 million-a-year to a $5 billion-a-year—emblematic of the league’s ability to remain competitive by embracing technological and sociological changes. With Tagliabue’s guidance, the league now broadcasts on its own cable channel and in HDTV, is one of the mainstays of the multi-platform video game market and is quickly becoming an attraction to international football fans—all while maintaining its brand integrity and loyalty. Tagliabue provides audiences with strategies for embracing innovation and managing change while providing the same quality of service that brand loyalists have come to expect. Tagliabue helps audiences understand:

    · The necessity of a clear and credible goals and strategy · The importance of a leadership committed to those vision and goals · How identifying “constants” solidifies strategy, and clears the path towards executing it · How clearly communicating to your customers and stakeholders (however they’re defined) results in quality of service and brand loyalty

  • Leadership

    Leading a large, diverse, franchised organization with localized loyalties and fierce brand loyalty can be challenging for any leader. Yet Paul Tagliabue successfully and deftly steered the NFL into the 21st Century, ensuring the league became the gold standard by which other professional leagues are measured, while embracing technologies and policies that continue to make it more effective and competitive. Tagliabue’s highly nuanced understanding of leadership shaped his success as NFL commissioner, and in a presentation teeming with executive-level insight, he shares the insights that helped him become one of sports’ most effective leaders, such as:

    · Why values matter · Why clear strategic goals are imperative to success · How conflict can benefit an organization · Why you should fix it, even if it ain’t broke.

Paul Tagliabue Videos

  • Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue

Paul Tagliabue Books

  • Official Rules of the National Football League 2004 (Official Rules of the NFL)
    Official Rules of the National Football League 2004 (Official Rules of the NFL)

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  • What topics does Paul Tagliabue speak about?

    Paul Tagliabue is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Football, Innovation, Leadership Speakers, Sports.
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Paul Tagliabue is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The World of Sports, Managing Change and Leadership. The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Tagliabue for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Paul Tagliabue generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Roger Goodell, Saj-Nicole Joni, Al From, David Burkus and Jez Humble. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Tagliabue for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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