By Barbara Wenger
Lynn Swann, a pro Football Hall of Famer and long-time NBC sportscaster, was appointed to Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. Board of Directors.
Swann, who is athletic director for the University of Southern California, has extensive board experience. He is a director of Fluor Corp.’s board and audit committee, and he previously served on the boards of Caesars Entertainment Corp., Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, American Homes 4 Rent, H.J. Heinz and the PGA of America.
“We are fortunate to have Lynn’s perspectives, experience and competitive drive as assets available to the Evoqua Board,” said Ron Keating, Evoqua CEO and a member of the board. “Throughout his career Lynn has demonstrated a combination of business acumen, management and organizational rigor, and proven success in marketing. We look forward to his counsel and guidance as we drive the growth of Evoqua.”
In addition to his board experience, Swann played nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, beginning in 1974, was a four time Super Bowl champion, was the Super Bowl X most valuable player, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He also worked on-air for the American Broadcast Company (ABC-TV) for nearly 30 years, covering events including Monday Night Football and the Olympics.
He served two years as chairman of the national board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, managing more than 400 agencies across the United States, helping to establish the organization as the top mentoring group in the nation. President George W. Bush appointed him chairman of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition from 2002 to 2005. In 2006, he ran a gubernatorial campaign that drew significant praise for its organization and focus as he attempted to become the first African-American governor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Here's a video of Swann's amazing four touchdowns when he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X.