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BOSTON CHAPTER BOARD MEMBER
ED LYNCH LANDS SPORTS BUSINESS ROLE AT VER

Congratulations to longtime sports marketer
ED LYNCH on his new position as Head of Business Development, Sports for VER. VER is a global provider of production equipment and engineering support. With the world's largest inventory of rental equipment, VER supplies the most advanced technology to a broad array of clients in the corporate, TV, Cinema, Live events and broadcast markets. Clients rely on VER’s depth of experience in audio, Video, Lighting, LED, Cameras, Rigging, Media Servers, Fiber and more. With 32 offices across North America and Europe, 24/7 support, and unparelled expertise, VER can support any live or taped production in the world.  Clients include: NFL, NBC, ESPN, NIKE, Apple, Linkedin, MTV, Oscars, Grammys, Taylor Swift Tours and CBS.


TD GARDEN PRESIDENT & NSMN BOARD MEMBER AMY LATIMER ADDING LEADERSHIP OF DELAWARE NORTH’S UNITED KINGDOM OPERATIONS

Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, announced that TD Garden President AMY LATIMER will now also lead the company’s operations in the United Kingdom.
Latimer will work to enhance and expand Delaware North’s United Kingdom business, which includes food service at six major soccer stadiums – including Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium and The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – and travel hospitality services at Heathrow Airport in London and five other airports. Latimer in 2012 became president of TD Garden, the Delaware North-owned-and-operated arena that is the home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and hosts many of the world’s most popular music and entertainment acts. Over the last two years, Latimer worked with Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings, to guide a $70 million renovation of the venue. Latimer has two decades of knowledge and experience in the sports and arena industry. She was part of the inaugural executive team at TD Garden, beginning as director of marketing in 1995. She later spent six seasons as senior vice president of sales and marketing, leading all sales and marketing strategies for the Boston Bruins and the venue.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO NSMN BOARD MEMBERS JEANNIE BUSS & KATHY CARTER FOR MAKING FORBES' ANNUAL LIST OF
The Most Powerful Women in Sports!






 




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IBM'S GLOBAL SPONSORSHIP CHIEF NOAH SYKEN APPOINTED TO NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER BOARD

IBM HAS BEEN A CORPORATE MEMBER FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS




Noah Syken is the Vice President, Global Sponsorships and Client Programs for IBM.  In this role he leads the overall strategic relationship with IBM’s sponsorship partners including The Masters, US Open Golf and Tennis, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Australian Open, and the Tony Awards. Prior, Noah was a leader of IBM’s global media organization where he oversaw the transition to a digitally centric media strategy. He also led the strategy and marketing around IBM’s “Watson” computer that successfully competed in the “Jeopardy! IBM Challenge” in 2011. Noah is passionate about emerging media and platforms and focuses on the intersection of technology and fan engagement as a means to drive IBM’s business into the future. READ ENTIRE BIO




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GMR MARKETING EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT STEVE SKUBIC APPOINTED TO BAY AREA CHAPTER BOARD

GMR MARKETING IS A PATRON MEMBER



Steve Skubic is an Executive Vice President of GMR Marketing and a veteran of the travel, event, and sports marketing industries for more than 30 years. In 2014, SportsMark merged with GMR and Steve continues his involvement in global events and assisting the company in growing its global footprint.  Some of the notable clients he has worked with include adidas, Cisco, EY, GE, Omega, P&G, and Visa.

Prior to his role at GMR, Steve was Chief Executive Officer of SportsMark Management Group. His leadership and financial management acumen were hallmarks of his tenure at SportsMark, which began in 1990. The company consistently earned industry accolades, including SportsBusiness Journal’s Sports Event Marketing Firm of the Year. READ ENTIRE BIO




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SPORTS BUSINESS DEALMAKER
GARY JACOBUS APPOINTED TO NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER BOARD


ARAMARK IS A CORPORATE MEMBER OF NATIONAL SPORTS MARKETING NETWORK (NSMN)


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. Gary 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. READ ENTIRE BIO

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Mission Statement

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.  

NSMN was founded and is still directed by award-winning entrepreneur Jennifer Karpf.


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Visit NSMN's online sports business bookstore where you can find a great selection of discounted sports business and leading management books to buy! VIEW ALL BOOKS

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Charity



SPORTS EXECUTIVES & FANS
UNITED AGAINST CANCER

www.sportstacklescancer.com

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.

Ask today how you and your company can help!

WE ARE EXPANDING OUR CHARITY!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE EXPAND OUR SPORTS TACKLES CANCER PROGRAM BY ADDING MULTIPLE NEW CANCER CHARITY BENEFICIARIES FOR YOU & YOUR COMPANY TO SUPPORT!


100% of the funds raised are donated.
Now our donors will have multiple cancer charities to select from. We hope you and your company will continue to participate with Sports Tackles Cancer in 2016.

OUR UPDATED CHARITY WEBSITE WiLL LAUNCH SOON
Thank you for your patience while we expand our program.



Welcome New Members

Last updated: January 28, 2016
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To check the status of your membership, email customerservice@sportsmarketingnetwork.com
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NEW MEMBERS:

  • VER
  • Super League Gaming
  • SportBox Entertainment Group
  • Stony Brook Athletics
  • Ray Glier, Inc.
  • Creative Promotional Products
  • Aspire Lifestyles
  • J H Design Group
  • Metrics Marketing
  • Geofeedia
  • DB Group
  • Sasha Taylor Personal Management
  • Austin Cocktails
  • Gridironnow.com
  • TicketManager
  • Aerial Beacon Inc.
  • TheSportsBrat.com
  • GF Sports Holdings, LLC
  • Distinguished Gentlemen and Associates Sports Management LLC
  • AllSport Productions
  • Pierry Software
  • Comcast Spotlight / Boston

    ADDITIONAL MEMBERS JOINED FROM:
  • Fox Sports
  • IMG College
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • SJX Partners, A CSM Company
  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS:

  • TCU
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Wheaton College

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:

  • Gensco Sports Enterprises
  • Cigna
  • NASCAR
  • AOL/Verizon
  • Aramark
  • MSP Sports
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Twitter
  • FC Dallas
  • Head of the Charles Regatta
  • LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc.
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Equestrian Sports Marketing
  • TCU Athletics
  • Texas Rangers Baseball Club
  • San Jose Sports Authority
  • Gillette / Procter & Gamble
  • Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Chicago Force Football
  • Northwestern University Athletics
  • Connecticut Open
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Deportes Media of CA, LLC
  • Doug Pirnie Consulting
  • STLG, Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Sentient Jet
  • Designscape, Inc.
  • John Hancock
  • Sports Systems
  • Learfield Sports
  • Jacksonville University
  • MLB Advanced Media
  • Golden Sports
  • YourSports
  • Schneider Electric
  • WME / IMG
  • WGT Media
  • Chicago Cubs
  • MetLife Stadium
  • John Hancock Financial
  • Major League Soccer / Soccer United Media
  • New Balance Athletics, Inc.
  • GMR Marketing
  • Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
  • Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing
  • Regan Communications
  • One United USA-Manchester United USA Membership
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Brooklyn Nets

 

 
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