Kevin Szott '86, a three-time U.S. Paralympic gold
medalist, has been named to the U.S. presidential delegation welcoming
athletes from around the globe to the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Szott, a
regional sales manager for The Hartford, is
one of eight former Paralympic athletes who will represent the Office of
the President at the opening ceremonies on September 6.
Szott, who earned his St. Lawrence degree in biology, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from Penn State, where he worked for a time as a strength coach. He holds 36
national titles and more than 20 international, world and Paralympic
medals in six different events. He is only the second athlete to medal in
four different Paralympic sports (judo, wrestling, goalball, track and
field). Szott earned medals in three Paralympic Games: 2004 in Athens;
2000 in Sydney; and 1996 in Atlanta. He became visually impaired at the
age of 10 from retinitis pigmentosa and macular disease.
Szott's history with The Hartford began as an athlete - The Hartford is
the founding sponsor of U.S. Paralympics. He later became a GBD sales
representative in New York and was promoted to his current position in
Twenty U.S. Paralympians sponsored by The Hartford will compete in the
Beijing Games, September 6-17.
Posted: September 4, 2008