We are excited to announce our first episode of The HIT Show is NOW LIVE!
Kevin Carr, Founder, and CEO of Pro2CEO, is joined by Hazel Clark, a former Florida Gator and three-time Olympian. Mrs. Clark talks about her time as a track star and her transition into her new life as a mother and wife. Currently, she is the Director of Global Sales and Business Development for the Bermuda Tourism Authority.
About our Guest: The youngest Clark sibling, Hazel was born in Livingston and grew up by her father’s side during his days as Principal of Eastside High. Like her elder brother and sister, Hazel was encouraged by her father to pursue Track & Field from a young age to instill character and build drive. After graduating from Columbia High School, Hazel accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Florida in Gainesville, where her older brother J.J. was her coach.
Hazel is considered one of the most decorated and notable collegiate track & field athletes in history, having set an NCAA meet record and earned four NCAA titles and the distinction of being the only woman to go undefeated in SEC competition. Considered one of the strongest middle-distance front runners of her time, Hazel is a three-time Olympian and the winner of an impressive seven national titles. She also led her family’s historic Olympic Trials sweep as the 2000 Olympic Trials Champion.
In her time since retiring from the world of competitive running, Hazel has gained a vast array of experience as a sports commentator and executive, event producer, and brand ambassador. Her roles have included serving as a U.S. Sports Envoy, Executive Director of the Georgia Track Club, Coca-Cola Global Sports Marketing Associate, former Director of the Georgia Meet of Champions (GMOC), and producer of her own teen training camps. She has a diverse record of experience and accomplishments in television, coaching, health/wellness program administration, marketing and sales, and extensive national and international travel experience interacting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Clark has appeared in three global campaigns for Nike and appeared in instructional videos, commercials, and advertisements for Hershey and Home Depot. Today, Hazel serves as the Director of Sports Development at the Bermuda Tourism Authority. She lives on the island with her husband, Shane McIlwain, and their daughter.
About our Host: Kevin Carr is a 20-year sports business and professional development executive. As an acclaimed award-winning transition expert, author, leadership coach, and keynote speaker, Kevin Carr is the Founder, CEO and Principal of PRO2CEO, LLC. Kevin believed a high-performing professional development firm specializing in transition management for professionals in the sports, entertainment and business needed to exist. PRO2CEO is a career transition and business development-consulting firm for elite current & former athletes, artists and organizations who seek to increase their optimization and monetization in the business world.
About the podcast: The HIT SHOW features discussions with high-achieving professionals about transition and business techniques to help student and professional athletes achieve success after sports.
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This episode was produced by the Wasdin Speaker Series.