Robert L. Schmidt – Advisor

Robert L. Schmidt

Advisor

Robert¬†L.¬†Schmidt is CEO and Executive Director of the Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA). He oversees all aspects of the organization, supported by a small, dedicated staff. For more than 35 years, he has made his mark as a nationally recognized leader and innovator, developing and operating companies in foreign and domestic markets and building strong business and government relationships. Schmidt’s previous leadership experience has spanned the fields of telecommunications, cable television and legislative and administrative law, to name a few.

Notably, Mr. Schmidt served as President/CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and co-founded Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Networks (C-SPAN). Since 1987, he has served as the Chairman and CEO of Integration Communications International, Inc., a company that developed and operated wireless multi-media services in the former USSR, Ireland and Argentina beginning in the early 1980s. He served as Chairman and CEO of Great American Broadband, Inc. and was the President and Co-Founder of Wireless Communications Association International. Schmidt also founded Communications Technology Management, where he was instrumental in building a $30 million teleport satellite gateway. He simultaneously served as a consultant for professional sports teams (MLB, NBA and NHL), designing business plans for paid regional sports television networks and negotiating sports rights contracts with cable TV sports networks. Clients included New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, San Francisco, St. Louis, Baltimore and Washington professional sports franchises.

Schmidt is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. As a lawyer, he focused on communications and also served as counsel for individual professional athletes, while serving on the President’s Council for Physical Fitness.

Mr. Schmidt has dedicated his life to making a difference. While serving as a member of the National Advisory Board, Georgetown University awarded him the John Carroll Medal of Merit for his dedication and service to the community. He was the first Chairman of So Others Might Eat and has served on many boards, including the American Council of Young Political Leaders; D.C. Boys and Girls Club Foundation; and Chernobyl Children’s Foundation. He also founded the Vincent T. Lombardi Foundation and helped raise over $5 million for the Lombardi Cancer Research Center at Georgetown University.

Schmidt received a football scholarship to Notre Dame as a quarterback. He transferred to the University of Southern California and played two years before receiving a B.S. in Business Administration. He also holds an M.S. in International Business from American University and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law. While attending law school, he was Head Football Coach for the Hoyas.

From tackling important issues to taking care of people along the way, Bob has dedicated his life to making an impact. He holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California and Notre Dame, an M.S. in international business from American University and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law.

From tackling important issues to taking care of people along the way, Bob has dedicated his life to making an impact. He holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California and Notre Dame, an M.S. in international business from American University and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law.

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ARTHUR L. BURNETT, SR.

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WENDE COPFER

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ROBERT L. BECKMAN

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KATHY BUCKLEY

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