The Silicon Valley Business Journal has appointed longtime Bay Area Chapter Board member MALCOLM BORDELON as Publisher, bringing aboard an experienced Silicon Valley executive who formerly ran all of the business operations for the NHL San Jose Sharks. Malcolm has served on the NSMN Board since the inception of the Bay Area Chapter. Connect now
Congratulations to longtime Chicago Chapter Board Member JIM MUNO who was named Director of Sports Partnerships at WGN-TV - the broadcast partner of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox. Connect now
SPORTS BUSINESS DEALMAKER
GARY JACOBUS JOINS NSMN
NYC CHAPTER BOARD
Gary Jacobus is currently the Head of Business Development for Aramark’s Sports & Entertainment division and a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Council. He is responsible for securing new and retaining current food & beverage, retail merchandising and facilities management business within professional sports venues, NCAA sports venues, convention centers and amphitheaters. Aramark currently serves over 150 sports and entertainment venues in the United States.
Jacobus has spent the majority of his career in the sports and entertainment industry creating some of the largest corporate partnerships in sports marketing history. He began his sports career with the National Football League. During his seven-year tenure with the NFL, the annual marketing partnership revenue grew from $10MM to over $120MM. Jacobus was responsible for the then largest partnership in sports history, a three year $87MM venture with Sprint.
Jacobus moved on to run IMG’s worldwide corporate consulting practice where he grew the division by 270% over a three-year period. He was responsible for consummating a $2.5MM annual worldwide consulting agreement with Philips Electronics that was the most lucrative consulting assignment in IMG’s 40 year history.
Founded in 1998, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the exclusive trade organization for the sports business industry. NSMN includes more than 10,000 individual and corporate members with chapters in major markets and members in more than 50 U.S. cities. Members enjoy daily membership benefits that focus on career development, business development and industry growth.
The national organization is dedicated to the advancement of the sports business industry through networking and the production of thought-provoking, issue-oriented seminars created to raise the level of discourse on critical sports industry issues.
In addition to producing must-attend panel discussions, NSMN offers industry-wide discounts on trade publications and complimentary job matching.
NSMN is Board-governed by sports industry leadership who oversee educational initiatives nationwide.
Sports business experience is required for membership.
Sports Tackles Cancer is an industry-wide fundraising program that unites sports business executives AND sports fans in the fight against cancer. 100% of the funds raised are donated to cancer research and patient advocacy.
Organized by the National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN), the industry trade association, Sports Tackles Cancer is the first charitable program of its kind to encourage sports executives across the country to use their resources to help create additional awareness about cancer and to raise money. Through national outreach to sports business professionals, teams, leagues, sports sponsors and sports fans, Sports Tackles Cancer has raised thousands of dollars since its inception in 2008. Sports Tackles Cancer encourages creative fundraising programs and recognizes the individual and corporate sports industry leaders who take a stand in their public support of the program. Individual and corporate giving is welcome.
Founded in 1998, the National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the trade organization for the sports business industry in the United States.
NSMN is membership-based and sports business work experience is required for participation.