Stedman Graham is an educator, author, businessman, speaker, and podcaster. He received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Hardin-Simmons University in 1974 and a master’s degree in education from Ball State University in 1979. Graham played college basketball at Hardin-Simmons. He is the founder of Chicago, Illinois’s AAD (formerly, Athletes Against Drugs), a non-profit organization that provides services to youth and has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships since its founding in 1985. It also arranged for sports figures to educate children about substance abuse. In 1988 Graham created S. Graham & Associates, a Chicago-based corporate and educational marketing and consulting firm.