Kevin Carroll


Wednesday, March 13, 10:30-12:30 p.m. 
Majestic Ballroom, Conference Plaza, Second Floor
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Management, Leadership, Communication

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press, and McGraw-Hill. As an author, speaker, and agent for social change (a.k.a. the Katalyst), it is Carroll's “job” to inspire businesses, organizations, and individuals—from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren—to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth.

With his consulting endeavors, Carroll has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as The National Hockey League, ESPN, Nike, Starbucks (his words appeared on 17 million Grande cups), The National Basketball Association, The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, The Discovery Channel, Capital One, and many others.

In May of 2005, a notable moment occurred when Carroll addressed dignitaries from 31 nations at the United Nations about the importance of play in their developing countries. He is also heavily involved with many social entrepreneur organizations that use sports as a catalyst to change lives.

Understanding that play should always be part of the work that we do, Carroll will inspire members to bring play back to their campus and incorporate it into their departments as they work with others in order to provide the best programs and services for our students.

Updated Jan. 9, 2013