Pat Summitt Named One of America's Best Leaders of 2007

(WVLT) -- The University of Tennessee head women's basketball coach has been named to a very prestigious list.

U.S. News & World Reports and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership announced their 2007 list of America's Best Leaders of 2007.

Pat Summitt is the only sports figure on the elite list of lawmakers, actors, businesspeople and more.

The entire list is as follows:


  • James A. Baker and Lee H. Hamilton - Chairmen, Iraq Study Group, 9/11 Commission
  • Kenneth I. Chenault - Chairman & CEO, American Express
  • Kenneth Fisher - Chairman & CEO, Fisher House Foundation
  • Dr. William H. Foege - Senior Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Michael J. Fox - Founder, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  • Ron Grzywinski and Mary Houghton, Co-founders, ShoreBank
  • Andrea Jung - Chairman and CEO, Avon Products
  • Nicholas Kristof - Columnist, The New York Times
  • Fred Krupp - President, Environmental Defense
  • Yo-Yo Ma - Artistic Director and Founder, The Silk Road Project
  • Nancy Pelosi - Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - Governor of California
  • Ruth J. Simmons - President, Brown University
  • Pat Summitt - Head Coach, Women's Basketball, University of Tennessee
  • Shirley M. Tilghman, President, Princeton University
  • Dr. Harold Varmus - President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • The magazine defines "leader" as a person that works collaboratively to accomplish great things by setting direction, achieving results, and cultivating a culture of growth.

    Summitt and the others will be honored at a reception in the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center Monday night in New York City.

    The article on America's Best Leaders of 2007 appears in U.S. News & World Reports November 19 issue that's on newsstands right now.

    You can also click the link below to view the online article.


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