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We've been featuring executives from the sports industry since 2001. Naturally, some of these executives have moved onward and upward in their sports careers. We believe these profiles remain relevant and valuable because they highlight the hard work, dedication, brilliant successes, and lessons learned in a variety of career paths through the sports industry.

Dave Neff - Director, Suite Sales & Services - Pacers Sports & Entertainment - 2/20/2013
Ron Seaver - Founder - National Sports Forum - 12/11/2012
Russell Scibetti - Director, Relationship & Database Marketing - New York Jets - 8/9/2012
Brian Schackow - Vice President, Sales & Finance - Fort Wayne TinCaps - 6/25/2012
Jamie Brandt - Vice President, Ticketing & Suites - San Francisco 49ers - 4/5/2012
Jack Carnefix - Senior Manager of Public Relations - Professional Bull Riders - 2/2/2012
Nicole Allison - Director, Partnership Marketing - National Hockey League - 11/16/2011
Matt Cunningham - Coordinator, Coaching Education Program - USA Hockey - 9/22/2011
Adam Link - Vice President of Events & Booking - The Home Depot Center - 8/8/2011
Duane Lewis - Commissioner - Central Hockey League - 7/15/2011
Danny Zollars - Senior Director of Game Operations - Washington Wizards and Mystics - 6/20/2011
Stacie Nelson - Assistant General Manager - Sun Devil IMG Sports Marketing - 6/3/2011
Dean Seaver - Marketing Manager - Palace Sports & Entertainment - 5/19/2011
Bill Fagan - General Manager - Fan Relationship Management - The Aspire Group - 5/3/2011
Benjamin Jones - General Manager - Kinston Indians Baseball - 4/13/2011
Matt Guercio - Coordinator of Athletic Operations & Special Events - Long Island University Athletics Department - 3/28/2011
Josh Olerud - General Manager - Potomac Nationals - 2/25/2011
Dr. Eric C. Schwarz - President - Sport Marketing Association - 2/9/2011
David Perkins - Chief Operating Officer - USA Baseball - 12/6/2010
John Stamatis - Vice President, Director of Account Services - Team Epic - 8/17/2010
Tom Wright - Director of Operations - UFC Canada - 8/4/2010
Jonathan Chin - Vice President of Integrated Sales - Fenway Sports Group - 7/30/2010
Eric Freeland - Vice President of Business Development - Qcue - 7/7/2010
Carl Scheer - Senior Community Affairs Adviser - Charlotte Bobcats - 6/8/2010
Mike Dodd - Commissioner - AVP - 5/24/2010
Michael Hitchcock - Managing Partner - Playbook Management International - 5/6/2010
Amadou Fall - Vice President of Development - NBA in Africa - 4/5/2010
Marc Reeves - International Commercial Director - NFL - 3/8/2010
Eric Krasnoo - Vice President - SUM Digital Network, Soccer United Marketing - 2/9/2010
Jason Klein - Founder and Principal - 88 Marketing - 1/26/2010
Kathy Betty - Managing Partner - Atlanta Dream - 1/4/2010
Jeremiah Bosgang - Senior Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions - MSG Networks - 11/9/2009
Kevin Flanery - President - Churchill Downs Racetrack - 10/5/2009
Gene McCarthy - Senior Vice President of Footwear - Under Armour - 8/24/2009
Steve Raymond - Chef de Mission - U.S. team, 2010 Paralympic Winter Games - 7/27/2009
Brian Monihan - Senior VP & General Manager - Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia - 7/16/2009
Robert Tuchman - Executive Vice President - Premiere Global Sports - 7/7/2009
Bill Uglow - Vice President of Consumer Products & Licensing - Professional Bull Riders - 6/22/2009
Debbie Castaldo - Vice President of Corporate and Community Partnerships - Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/4/2009
Bill Lively - President & Chief Executive Officer - North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee - 3/16/2009
Karlyn Lothery - President - Sports Talkers - 3/4/2009
Jeff Eccleston - Vice President and Group Director - Sponsorship Research International - 2/2/2009
John Guppy - Founder - Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing - 12/16/2008
Jeff Ehrenkranz - SVP, North American Marketing Solutions Group - Octagon - 11/17/2008
Adam Taliaferro - First-Year Associate - Montgomery, McCracken Walker & Rhoads - 10/21/2008
Bruce Bundrant - Senior Partnership Manager - Liverpool FC - 7/25/2008
Doug Reffue - President - Boston Blazers - 4/24/2008
Greg Shaheen - Senior Vice President of Basketball and Business Strategies - NCAA - 3/19/2008
Steve Griggs - Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Orlando Magic - 1/9/2008
Greg Bibb - Chief Operating Officer - Washington Mystics - 11/14/2007
Joann Klonowski - Business Development - PrimeSport - 11/5/2007
Tom Murphy - Senior Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships - New York Mets - 9/25/2007
Roger VanDerSnick - Senior vice president, marketing and business operations - International Speedway Corp. - 8/30/2007
Mark Dyer - President & CEO - Motorsports Authentics - 8/2/2007
Chris Dey - Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Operations - New York Islanders (NHL), New York Dragons (AFL), Bridgeport (Conn.) Sound Tigers (AHL) - 6/29/2007
Jeff Gewirtz - Senior Vice President & General Counsel - New Jersey Nets - 6/12/2007
Steve Raab - President - SportsNet New York - 5/16/2007
Nancy Spears - President - Los Angeles Sparks - 4/12/2007
Bill Susetka - Chief Marketing Officer - LPGA - 3/7/2007
Jared Bartie - Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel - Bobcats Sports & Entertainment - 2/13/2007
Cullen Maxey - Vice President, Corporate Partnerships - Arizona Diamondbacks - 1/2/2007
Dexter Santos - Vice President of Player Marketing - Players Inc. - 11/8/2006
Thayer Lavielle - VP of Marketing & Brand Development - JR Motorsports - 9/26/2006
Jane Singer - Senior VP, Corporate Communications & Public Relations - IMG Worldwide - 9/8/2006
Chris Snow - Director of Hockey Operations - Minnesota Wild - 8/21/2006
Terese Smallwood - Sports Marketing Specialist - Williams & Connolly - 7/12/2006
Gary Hunter - President & CEO - Broomfield Sports and Entertainment - 6/26/2006
Rick Fehr - Player Manager - Gaylord Sports Management - 5/24/2006
Peter Schweitzer - Chairman of the Board of Directors - InStadium - 5/2/2006
Ruth Crowley - President - Motorsports Authentics - 4/26/2006
Ray Artigue - Executive Director, Sports Business MBA Program - Arizona State University - 4/6/2006
Marty Hunt - Senior Director of Operations - Chicagoland Speedway - 1/26/2006
John Browne - EVP Business Development - Phoenix Coyotes - 1/11/2006
Michael Galeski - Executive Vice President - Jacobsen Management Group - 12/15/2005
Mike Baker - NHL Coordinating Producer - OLN - 9/28/2005
Craig Rosenshein - Vice President of Marketing - XOS Network - 9/7/2005
Kevin Bryant - Senior Director of Business Development - SportsMark Management Group - 8/30/2005
John Coulter - Executive Vice President - Sales - Sporting News Radio - 8/23/2005
Peter Gudmundsson - CEO & President - Beckett Media - 8/2/2005
Hunter Nickell - Executive VP & GM - Speed Channel - 7/11/2005
Michael Smith - VP - Mass Retail Sales - Action Performance Cos. - 7/5/2005
Mike Golub - Senior VP, Marketing & Business Operations - New York Rangers - 6/8/2005
Brad Watters - Managing Partner - AWB Strategic Branding Co. - 4/20/2005
Larry Eldridge - Vice President & General Manager - Comcast SportsNet West - 3/22/2005
Bryan Perez - EVP - Strategy & Business Development - Clear Channel Entertainment - 3/9/2005
Steven Dahlquist - Vice President, Sales & Marketing - American Seating - 2/15/2005
Michael Kelly - President & COO - Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee - 1/4/2005
Paul Tsuchiya - VP, Event and Sponsorship Marketing - Visa - 12/6/2004
Todd Siegel - Senior Vice President, Ad Sales - Speed Channel - 11/16/2004
Kristen Kuliga - Vice President, Celebrity Services - K Sports division of Paid Inc. - 10/18/2004
Jamie Norman - Vice President of Ticket Sales - Dallas Stars - 9/26/2004
Jason Penry - Development Officer for Major Gifts - 12th Man Foundation - Texas A&M - 9/8/2004
Marty Greenspun - Chief Operating Officer - Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/17/2004
Mark Biskamp - Vice president and general counsel - Houston Rockets and Comets - 8/3/2004
Michael Dietz - President and Director - Dietz Trott Sports and Entertainment - 7/14/2004
Ted Van Zelst - Director of Sponsorship Sales - New York Islanders/Dragons - 6/23/2004
Dan Migala - Publisher - The Migala Report - 5/18/2004
Bret Polvorosa - President - Grip - 4/20/2004
Rob Raichlen - Director of Communications - Los Angeles Clippers - 3/23/2004
Julie Liebowitz - Senior Writer - Nike - 2/25/2004
Jay Cipoletti - Vice President Sales and Marketing - West Virginia Bats - 2/10/2004
Jill Royster - Director, Sports Properties - Sports Illustrated - 1/21/2004
Kelly Staley - Director of Corporate Sales Services - Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) - 1/6/2004
Rod Murray - Entertainment Manager - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim - 12/11/2003
Tom Backemeyer - Assistant General Manager - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes - 11/13/2003
Gayle Bradshaw - VP - Officiating/ATP Supervisor - ATP Tour - 10/28/2003
Dr. John Murray - Sports Psychologist - - 10/14/2003
Matthew DiFebo - Manager of Inside Sales - Seattle SuperSonics - 10/1/2003
David Neville - Managing Editor, Web Site & Publications - San Diego Chargers - 9/17/2003
Cindy Kamradt - Executive Director of Event Services - Glendale Arena - 9/3/2003
Dave Plati - Assistant Athletic Director/Media Relations - University of Colorado - 8/20/2003
Eric Sebastian - Manager of Media Relations - Denver Nuggets - 8/6/2003
Greg Wiley - Internship Program - Philadelphia Charge - 7/23/2003
Ross French - Director of Athletics Media Relations - University of California Riverside - 7/8/2003
Corey MacIntyre - General Manager - Tulsa Oilers
- 6/25/2003
Rich Nairn - Vice President of Media & Player Relations - Phoenix Coyotes - 6/10/2003
Tim Mead - Vice President of Communications - Anaheim Angels - 5/21/2003
Jamie Brandt - Director of Ticket Sales - Arizona Cardinals - 5/7/2003
Buck Jones - Assoc Prof of Sport Mgmt & Dir of Adidas Partners in Sports - Univ of Tennessee - 4/11/2003
Mike Nutter - General Manager - Fort Wayne Wizards Baseball Team - 3/27/2003
Brian Byrnes - Executive VP of Business Operations - Phoenix Coyotes - 3/14/2003
Adam Link - Event Manager - Staples Center - 2/25/2003
Jack Carnefix - Director of Communications - East Coast Hockey League - 2/13/2003
Adam Schwartz - Manager of News Services - National Hockey League - 1/23/2003
Mark Iralson - Game Operations & Promotions Manager - Nashville Predators Hockey Team - 1/8/2003
Jim Willits - Director Of Ticket Sales - Cleveland Indians Baseball Club - 12/11/2002
Damen Zier - Asst. Director Media Relations - Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club - 11/27/2002
Barry Meisel - President & COO - MeiGray Group - 11/14/2002
Mike Barack - General Manager - Fort Worth Brahmas - 10/30/2002
Galen Trail - Asst. Professor - Sports Management Program - Iowa State University - 10/17/2002
Bob Page - Sports Broadcaster & Author - - 10/2/2002
Brad Treliving - President - Central Hockey League - 9/18/2002
Augie Mendoza - Associate Director of Sports - YMCA, USA - 9/6/2002
Chris Hughes - Sports Information Director - Cal State L.A. Athletics - 8/7/2002
Tami Scott - Director of Communications - Phoenix Mercury - 7/25/2002
Charlie Vascellaro - Traveling Exhibit Docent - Babe Ruth Museum - 7/11/2002
Brian Fitzgerald - Director of Commerce & Development - National Hockey League - 6/5/2002
Joe Levy - Vice President of Business Development - Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Team - 5/16/2002
Craig Amazeen - Director of Broadcasting - Arizona Cardinals - 5/3/2002
Andrew Stuebner - Assistant General Manager - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes - 4/9/2002
Mike Malo - - Director of Marketing Communications and Promotions - Arizona Diamondbacks - 3/12/2002
Bill Forrest - President - Corporate Golf Outings - 1/31/2002
Jeff Pilcher - Assistant AD for Regional Sales - University of Idaho Athletic Dept. - 1/16/2002
Marc Schulman - Director of Marketing - Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 1/3/2002
Dave Smrek - Senior VP of Team & Venue Relations - Season Ticket Solutions - 12/4/2001
John Traub - VP and General Manager - Calgary Cannons Baseball Team - 11/21/2001
Susan Kricun - Vice President of Communications - Phoenix Coyotes - 11/8/2001
Stephen Wade Zucker - President - Zucker Sports Management Group - 10/29/2001
Jeff Knapple - President and CEO - Envision - 10/3/2001
Bill Robertson - VP - Communications and Broadcasting - Minnesota Wild - 9/19/2001
Kris Rone - Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer - Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/29/2001
Dave Perkins - Associate Director of Business Development - USA Baseball - 8/16/2001
Chris Plonsky - Senior Associate Athletics Director - University of Texas - 8/5/2001
Brenda Tinnen - Vice President of Event and Guest Services - Staples Center - 7/24/2001
Mark King - President - TaylorMade adidas - 7/14/2001
Wendy Selig-Prieb - President and CEO - Milwaukee Brewers - 7/13/2001
Garry Gupton - Sports Director - WHAS-TV - 6/18/2001
David Falk - Chairman and CEO - SFX Sports Group - 6/4/2001