Tommy Amaker named Spring 2021 Fellow at the Hauser Center for Public Leadership at Harvard

Tommy Amaker, head coach of the Harvard Men’s Basketball team, has been named a Spring 2021 Fellow at the Hauser Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. The Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University is a university-wide center for the study of civil society and nonprofit organizations. This latest designation builds on Amaker’s years of work with the Institute of Politics and the Center for Public Leadership, both at the Kennedy School. 

The Hauser Leaders Program consists of leaders across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors who provide skill-building and leadership development workshops, advise students and alumni, and engage external stakeholders.  

“In my 14 years at Harvard, I have worked with my student athletes and across our community to support Harvard’s mission of educating and empowering future leaders. I’m thrilled to join the Hauser Leaders program to continue that work in a new capacity, speaking and working with students as they develop their own skills and ideas as leaders and agents of change,” said Amaker, who also serves as an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School and a Special Assistant to Harvard University President Larry Bacow. 

Joining Coach Amaker in the Hauser Leaders Spring 2021 cohort are Deborah Borda, President, and CEO of the New York Philharmonic; LaTosha Brown, Co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund; Michael Brown, Co-founder and senior advisor of City Year; Michael Lomax, President and CEO of UNCFl Bruce Mehlman, Founder of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas; and Paola Ramos, Correspondent, VICE and VICE News, Contributor, Telemundo News. 

Named by Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, Director of the Center for Public Leadership and a professor of the practice of public leadership, this year’s Hauser Leaders will work in service of the Center for Public leadership’s mission, working directly with students to develop principled, effective public leaders who make positive change in the world.