Hosted by the Columbia University Graduate Program in Sports Management and the 2012 Ivy Sports Symposium Planning


Speakers Directory
 David Abrutyn, Managing Director, Senior Vice President & Global Head of IMG Consulting, IMG Worldwide  Val Ackerman, Founding President, Women’s National Basketball Association, and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University  Sandy Alderson, General Manager, New York Mets  Mike Aresco, Commissioner, Big East Conference  Lisa Baird, Chief Marketing Officer, United States Olympic Committee  Paul Bamundo, Director, Sports Marketing and Partnerships, Subway  Sean Barror, Managing Director, Boston, Raptor Accelerator  Jared Bartie, Counsel, Arent Fox  Brian Bedol, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bedrocket Media Ventures  Jason Belzer, Sports and Entertainment Attorney (10 NEXT Class of 2012)  Jeff Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Raptor Sports Properties  Bob Bowman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Major League Baseball Advanced Media  Lucien Boyer, President & Global Chief Executive Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment, and General Commissioner, Global Sports Forum Barcelona  Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst, ESPN  John Brody, President, Partnership and Business Development, Wasserman Media Group  Greg Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, Learfield Communications  Anthony Caponiti, Partner, Activ8Social  Paul Carr, Senior Researcher, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN  Kathy Carter, President, Soccer United Marketing  Alexandra Chalat, Executive Director, Beyond Sport, and Head, Social Innovation, Benchmark Sport International (10 NEXT Class of 2012)  Gregg Clifton, Partner, Jackson Lewis  Steve Cobb, Partner, Activ8Social  Brian Corcoran, President & Owner, Shamrock Sports & Entertainment  Rick Cordella, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group, NBCUniversal Media  Simon Cummins, Managing Partner, International Sports Practice, Odgers Berndtson  David Cushnan, Editor-in-Chief, SportsPro, SportsPro Media  George Daniel, Commissioner, National Lacrosse League

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Will Dean, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Tough Mudder James DeLorenzo, Vice President & General Manager,, Sports Illustrated James Dennis, Managing Director, Opta US, Opta Greg Economou, Executive Vice President, Corporate Sales and Solutions, The Madison Square Garden Company David Falk, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Falk Associates Management Enterprises Amadou Fall, Vice President, Development in Africa, National Basketball Association Jim Fiore, Director of Athletics, Stony Brook University Jonathan First, President, USA Sevens Jeff Fluhr, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Spreecast Barry Frank, Executive Vice President, IMG Media, IMG Worldwide Marc Ganis, President, SportsCorp Stuart Goldfarb, Partner & Chair, Sports Practice Group, Dorsey & Whitney Rich Gotham, Team President, Boston Celtics Jürgen Griesbeck, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, streetfootballworld Ted Gumbart, Commissioner, Atlantic Sun Conference Derrick Hall, President & Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks Mary Harvey, Principal, Ripple Effect Consulting, and Former Director, Development, FIFA Robb Heineman, Co-Owner, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sporting Kansas City Leo Hindery, Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners Adam Kanner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ScoreBig Ray Katz, Managing Partner, Source1 Sports Nick Keller, Founder, Beyond Sport Paul Kelly, Partner, Jackson Lewis Billy King, General Manager, Brooklyn Nets Christopher Lencheski, President, Front Row Marketing Services & Front Row Analytics, a Division of Comcast-Spectacor Monica Lewis, Sports and Entertainment Publicist (10 NEXT Class of 2011) Greg Luckman, Global Head, Consulting, CAA Sports Peter Luukko, President & Chief Operating Officer, Comcast-Spectacor, and Chairman, Global Spectrum Jimmy Lynn, Managing Partner, JLynn Associates, and Managing Partner, Human Equity Matthew Marolda, Chairman, StratBridge, and Executive Vice President, Analytics, XOS Digital Scott McCune, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Experiential Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company Jim McCloud, Director, Sponsorship Sales, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (10 NEXT Class of 2011) Nigel Melville, Chief Executive Officer & President, Rugby Operations, USA Rugby Scott Milleisen, Managing Director & Head, Sports Finance Group, J.P. Morgan Chase Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Arts Bernie Mullin, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Aspire Group M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, Columbia University in the City of New York Lisa Murray, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Michael Neuman, Managing Partner, Scout Sports and Entertainment, a Division of Horizon Media

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 David Oestreicher, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Manhattan Sports Business Academy (10 NEXT Class of 2011)  Justin Paige, Managing Director, Celerity JPA, Celerity Group  Mark Pannes, Chief Executive Officer, AS Roma, and Managing Director, Austin, Raptor Accelerator  Doug Perlman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sports Media Advisors  Neal Pilson, President, Pilson Communications  David Preschlack, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group  Michael Principe, Chief Executive Officer, The Legacy Agency, TLA Worldwide  Tom Richardson, Founder & President, Convergence Sports & Media  Leon Rose, Head, Basketball, CAA Sports  Lon Rosen, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers  Mark Rothenberg, Senior Vice President, Havas Sports & Entertainment, N.A.  Bill Sanders, Chief Marketing Officer, BDA Sports Management  Nick Sakiewicz, Chief Executive Officer & Operating Partner, Philadelphia Union  Aaron Schatz, Editor-in-Chief, Football Outsiders  Jared Schoenfeld, Director, Corporate Hospitality Sales, The Madison Square Garden Company (10 NEXT Class of 2011)  Amory Schwartz, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SA Sports Media  Daniel Shanoff, Founder, Quickish Media, and Director, Audience Development, USA TODAY Sports Media Group, Gannett Company  Kenneth Shropshire, Special Counsel, Duane Morris, and Director, Wharton Sports Business Initiative, University of Pennsylvania  Jimmy Small, Manager, Industry Marketing, NASCAR (10 NEXT Class of 2012)  Rick Spielman, General Manager, Minnesota Vikings  Bill Squadron, President, Bloomberg Sports  Lee Stacey, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Front Row Marketing Services & Front Row Analytics, a Division of Comcast-Spectator  Ryan Steelberg, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Brand Affinity Technologies  Mori Taheripour, Senior Advisor, Sport for Development, United States Agency for International Development  Robert Tilliss, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Inner Circle Sports  Tyler Tumminia, Senior Vice President, The Goldklang Group  Heidi Ueberroth, President, NBA International, National Basketball Association  Greg Via, Global Director, Sports Marketing, Gillette, Proctor & Gamble  Circe Wallace, Senior Vice President, Action Sports, Wasserman Media Group  Dan Weinberg, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Licensing & Head, Global Sales, Tough Mudder (10 NEXT Class of 2012)  Mark Whitaker, Partner, DLA Piper  Michael Zavodsky, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (10 NEXT Class of 2012)  Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College

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Official Sponsors include Dorsey & Whitney, Jackson Lewis and Repucom International.

Premier Partners include the Global Sports Forum Barcelona, LatinVision Media, Odgers Berndtson, SEEDS and SportsPro.

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