Former NFL Player & Director of Alumni Relations | Washington Commanders
Timothy "Tim" Hightower is not your average NFL athlete. He is the only professional football player to return to play after missing four seasons due to injury. Four years into a promising NFL career, Tim faced a serious knee injury that ended up sidelining him as he fought ongoing infection post-surgery. What could have been seen as a career-ending situation instead fueled Tim to fight even harder to return to the sport he loved. Through physical and mental strength and living a healthy lifestyle, he made it back into the NFL where he proved to be a valuable asset on the field. He shares his story of overcoming adversity and finding purpose with organizations, athletic teams, and universities. In 2020, Tim returned to professional sports as the Director of Alumni Relations for the Washington Commanders. He helped lead the team through an 18-month rebranding process and in his current role, focuses on connecting the rich legacy of the organization to its new brand.Tim is the owner of Tim Hightower Enterprises, an investment company which provides high-quality products and services to support economic growth, with a focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities.A graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and the University of Richmond, Tim and his family currently reside in Richmond, Virginia where they are deeply rooted in their local community. In his personal time, Tim enjoys cooking, reading, listening to classic Jay Z albums, and spending time with his wife Rikki and four kids, Sir Lennox, Prince Ezra, Sarai Arcel, and Mali Sanaa. He attributes his continued success as a father, husband, and businessperson to his faith, holistic lifestyle, and loving support from his family.
Overview: Join Wells Fargo and prominent young influencers for a "Big HBCU Homecoming" to find out how
exciting career opportunities, and a financial education panel, about how you can secure the bag and keep it.
First, learn about internships and careers at Wells Fargo from one of the company's recruiters, and see the dos
and don'ts of writing a resume and interviewing in an interactive workshop. Then, hear from these successful
influencers who figured out how to manage their money: Grammy Award-winning entertainment executive
Amir Windom, actor Reed Shannon, former NFL Player, and Director of Alumni Relations, for the Washington
Commanders Tim Hightower, Entrepreneur and Celebrity stylist Ariel Tinsey. They'll share stories about their
business and financial journeys, Moderated by LaRese Purnell, OMM Ambassador and National Board
Member of the 100 BMOA.