Lanhee Chen – Biographical Brief
Lanhee J. Chen is an American public intellectual. He is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.
Chen is a political commentator for CNN, on which he frequently provides insights related to the 2016 presidential election. He is also counsel at the law firm Arent Fox LLP. He was a senior adviser to Governor Mitt Romney in his 2012 presidential campaign.
Dick Flavin – Biographical Brief
Dick Flavin is a Commonwealth institution, widely known and highly regarded for his 22-years on Boston television. He’s blessed with no small measure of talent and an unforgettable personality.
His political involvement has been extensive, beginning with Mayor Kevin White, who he served as press secretary, In addition, he enjoyed a close friendship with Edward M. Kennedy, writing speeches and one-liners for the Senator. Dick’s play on Tip O’Neill, the late Speaker of the House of Representatives, was widely celebrated.
He’s a great Red Sox fan, a love that began when Dick was growing up in Quincy, and serves both as the Poet Laureate of Red Sox Nation and as the public address announcer at Fenway Park during Red Sox day games.
Dick is a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Quincy.
George Mitrovich – Biographical Brief
George Mitrovich, who serves as chairman of The Great Fenway Park and Great Washington Writers Series, both under the aegis of the Boston Red Sox, is president of two leading American public forums – The City Club of San Diego and The Denver Forum. In their combined 70-year histories they have presented more than 1,800 programs in the public interest.
The writers’ series at Fenway, now in its 11th year, is an extension of Mr. Mitrovich’s profound belief in the Athenian ideal and democracy’s dialogue – a dialogue that most assuredly includes the realm of sports.
Long active in civic affairs in his hometown of San Diego, Mr. Mitrovich has a history of involvement in politics, government, the faith community, and the world of ideas. He has served on numerous civic and charitable boards.
In addition, he has been a leader on issues affecting people of color, believing that the reality of American life must reflect its promise. He and the Boston Red Sox led the successful effort to obtain for Jackie Robinson the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, which was awarded posthumously in 2005.
An active Christian layman, he has preached in some of America`s leading churches, including Washington`s famed National Cathedral, and in 2008 was featured in “The Great Minds of Methodism” series sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Houston, Texas.
David Swaim - Biographical Brief
Raised just a few miles from Highrock, Dave is a local. Though he lived nine years in Virginia, and two overseas, when he returned to Boston for graduate school, he was home to stay. Dave and his wife Michelle started dating in high school, and they now have eleven children adopted from all over the world. Dave served several wonderful churches before coming to Highrock in 2000, but hopes to stay here forever.