Tom Ruth Speaker Series 

The Hill School's Thomas G. Ruth Speakers Series was created in honor of longtime, beloved Instructor of History Emeritus Tom Ruth, who taught at The Hill for 33 years and passed away in February 2016.

As an extension of Virtual Hill, relevant alumni and parents were invited to join a live, moderated online forum to provide perspectives on this unique moment in history. These webinars, which were hosted and moderated by Headmaster Zack Lehman P'16 '18, substituted for our traditional Tom Ruth Leadership Speaker Series. Recordings of many of the webinars are available below.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020: Thomas McCarter '84 , MD, FACP, FCPP Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Versalus Health


Thursday, April 2, 2020: Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow P'13 '13, Founder and CEO of LifeAire Systems 


Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Norman Pearlstine ’60, Executive Editor, Los Angeles Times


Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Major General Douglas O'Dell '67 USMC (Retired)


Thursday, April 16, 2020: Ashley Shillingsburg Alderfer '02, public policy professional, specializing in technology policy


Thursday, April 23, 2020: Stephen Engblom, AIA, Leed AP '85, Executive Vice President with AECOM


Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Krista Tietjen '08 is a public relations and brand marketing strategist with experience across the music, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment industries.


Thursday, April 30, 2020: Justin Newton '91 is the CEO and co-founder of Netki, whose digital ID validation solutions, currently being turned to the fight against COVID.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Peter Schaffer '80, President, CEO and General Counsel of Authentic Athletix, LLC, has been a certified NFL agent for 25 years.


Thursday, May 7, 2020: Kevin R. Steele P'20, District Attorney of Montgomery County (Pennsylvania)