Keynote Speaker: Davis Tarwater

Davis Tarwater is a speaker, investor, entrepreneur, and 2012 Olympic Gold medalist in swimming. After a distinguished athletic career that also included competing in three World Championships and winning gold in 2009, Davis also held the American record in the 200-meter butterfly from 2011-2013 and won three NCAA titles at the University of Michigan. He retired from professional swimming in 2012.

In 2013, Davis co-founded Gulfstream Capital, LLC, a private wealth management firm located in Knoxville, TN, and remains a partner. Additionally he is the CEO of Tarwater Consulting Group where he speaks and consults with athletes, entrepreneurs and businesses on how to effectively engage transition.

Davis earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Oxford (2010) in Latin American Studies and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan (2006). During his senior year at Michigan, he was awarded the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor, given to the University’s top student athlete.

Davis also serves his community by participating on a variety of non-profit boards. He is the Board President of Tennessee Aquatics, the largest swimming club in Knoxville.  Additionally in his local community, he serves on the board of the Webb School of Knoxville and the East Tennessee YMCA. Finally, he is a member of the USA Swimming Board of Directors as well as the investment committee and national board of review for the same organization.