Businessman, educator, speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Stedman Graham, is the keynote speaker for the 2011 Great Lakes Bay Regional MLK Celebration.
Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA), a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. He has authored ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make it Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make it Happen: Nine Steps to Success.
Actively involved in education, Graham taught for five years at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is a former adjunct professor of the University of Illinois-Chicago where he taught leadership. Complementing his lifelong commitment to youth and community, in 1985 Graham founded AAD Education, Health and Sports, a nonprofit organization of athletes and civic leaders dedicated to developing leadership in underserved youths; more than 15,000 students have been served.
Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Hardin-Simmons University. He received a master’s degree in education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in humanities from Coker College, where he is also a distinguished visiting professor. More >