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NSMN BOARD MEMBER TIM MCGHEE JOINS NATIONAL AGENCY CSE AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

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Congratulations to NSMN Board Member TIM MCGHEE who was named Senior Vice President, CSE, an Atlanta based integrated marketing agency. Tim will manage CSE’s New York office and work to increase the agency’s presence in the northeast.  In addition, he will be involved in formulating the agency’s strategy, business development efforts and crafting and implementing CSE’s marketing plans. Read more


NASCAR PROMOTES NSMN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER STEVE PHELPS

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STEVE PHELPS assumes the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer at NASCAR. The business areas that he will oversee include Global Marketing, Partnership and Series Marketing, Business Development, Integrated Marketing Communications, Licensing & Consumer Products, and NASCAR Digital Media. He will continue to serve as NASCAR’s top Officer in the Charlotte office. Congratulations Steve! Read more


NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD MEMBER JON DRAGO SELECTED TO GO TO RIO!

Longtime AT&T Bryon Nelson Tournament Director JON DRAGO has been named one of three PGA of America-trained rules officials to oversee the men's golf competition in Rio. What an honor!


CONGRATULATIONS TO NSMN NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER JEFF SHIFRIN NAMED CEO OF CSM NORTH AMERICA

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JEFF SHIFRIN, President, Octagon has left the agency after 18 years to become CSM's CEO where he will oversee the worldwide agency's North America business. A key focus of Shifrin’s role at CSM will be further building its consulting capability in the U.S., complementing the agency’s international consulting services to support both its global client brands based in the U.S. and those outside but active in North America. Shifrin will also lead and develop CSM's Activation and Delivery business areas in the U.S. including JMI and JHE. Shifrin began with CSM on August 1 and he will report to CSM’s Chairman, North America, Harlan Stone, who he worked with previously and CSM Group CEO Zak Brown. Read more



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OCTAGON'S JOHN SHEA APPOINTED TO NSMN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD & NYC CHAPTER BOARD

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JOHN SHEA, President of Octagon Marketing and Events, oversees Octagon’s marketing practice across the Americas including sponsorship consulting, experiential marketing, content & creative and digital & social media offerings. The industry veteran leads a team of more than 400 working to help the agency’s clients find the next right move across the sports landscape. In his 20+ years at Octagon, Shea has built the agency’s business through a client-first approach and developed a broad range of sports marketing and consulting expertise. John brings a unique understanding of how to help brands connect with consumers through sports and entertainment and has collaborated with all of the major sports leagues and properties in the Americas. READ MORE


CSE's TIM MCGHEE APPOINTED TO
NSMN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD

ACTIVE NYC CHAPTER BOARD MEMBER ADDS ADDITIONAL BOARD ROLE

CSE IS A PATRON MEMBER

TIM MCGHEE is a senior vice president at CSE, an Atlanta based integrated marketing agency.  He is responsible for running CSE’s New York office and increasing the agency’s presence in the northeast.  In addition, he will be involved in formulating the agency’s strategy, business development efforts and crafting and implementing CSE’s marketing plans. Prior to joining CSE, Tim was the principal of MSP Sports, a strategic consultancy based in Summit, NJ.  MSP Sports specializes in maximizing sponsorship value for both brands and properties.  His clients include Thomson Reuters, Willis Insurance the Miami Heat, USA Luge, New York Red Bulls, the Naismith Awards, US Rowing, USA Diving, Philadelphia 76ers, Professional Bull Riders, Merck & Co. and Soccer United Marketing, among others.  Between 2010 and 2012, Tim worked for IMG Consulting as Senior Vice President/Managing Director.  In that role, McGhee oversaw all of the agency’s client engagements in North America.  IMG’s client roster included brand marketers such as Marriott Hotels, Coca Cola, Kia Motors, Kraft Foods, USAA Insurance and Visa, among others. READ MORE


MICHELLE PALMER, THE MARKETING ARM'S PRESIDENT, SPORTS & EXPERIENTIAL APPOINTED TO NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD

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MICHELLE PALMER is the President, Sports and Experiential for The Marketing Arm (TMA), where she leads TMA’s sports and experiential practices. In September 2016, she was named by Sports Business Journal as a Game Changer, an industry award recognizing women making an impact in the sports industry.
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