Roger McClendon is always near the top: he finished as the second all-time scorer for the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball’s team, behind only Oscar Robertson, became Yum! Brands’ first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer, and now leads the Green Sports Alliance, a national organization promoting sustainability in sports.

Roger’s talent and leadership has taken him from hardwood courts to boardrooms, leaving behind a trail of success and positive impact. Our conversation bridges his career path, the power of sports, the need for sustainability, and so much more.

Episode Highlights:

0:00: Background and Basketball

5:55: Early Career and Yum! Brands

11:11: Sustainability

15:49: Green Sports Alliance

24:26: Sports and Community

29:37: The Future

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