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2016




SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY VETERAN BRET WERNER APPOINTED TO NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER BOARD

MWWPR IS A CORPORATE MEMBER

BRET WERNER is MWWPR’s Chief Client Officer, leading strategy, growth and best practices across the agency’s eight offices and 240 employees, and ensuring client success at all levels.  He serves on the agency’s executive committee and reports directly to President & CEO Michael Kempner. Prior to joining MWWPR, Werner co-founded Catalyst, a communications agency specializing in sports, active lifestyle and entertainment, where he spearheaded the agency’s win and retention of deep relationships with global brands such as Subway Restaurants, Under Armour and Dick's Sporting Goods. Catalyst was a three-time PRWeek agency of the year for its category size, and Werner’s accomplishments led him to being named one of PRWeek's 2011 "40 Under 40." After seven years as an independent agency, in 2012, Werner helped drive the acquisition of Catalyst by IMG. READ FULL BIO




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

IBM HAS BEEN A CORPORATE MEMBER OF NSMN 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 FULL BIO


April 11, 2016 -- We are saddened to hear the news about the passing of NSMN speaker ED SNIDER. He made tremendous contributions to the Philadelphia sports business community. Our thoughts are with his family, as well as Philadelphia Flyers staff, players and fans.

 

2015




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

GMR MARKETING IS A PATRON MEMBER OF NSMN

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 BIO





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

ARAMARK IS A CORPORATE MEMBER OF 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 BIO

LEADING U.S. ATTORNEY JEFFREY KRAVITZ NAMED TO NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD

Named as one of the leading intellectual property, trademark, copyright and trade secrets attorneys in California by Chambers USA, Jeff focuses his practice on business and intellectual property, entertainment and technology disputes.  He has significant experience with copyright, trademark and unfair competition matters, as well as media, libel and trade secret law and partnership breakups or "business divorces."  Jeff also represents clients in the entertainment industry, including production companies, studios and individuals with their litigation needs, particularly concerning copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment and provides business counseling related to their intellectual property. Additionally, Jeff represents online technology companies and emerging startups in litigation matters and counsels companies as they seek to protect their intellectual property. READ BIO

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We are sad to announce the passing of former NSMN Board member & Former Commissioner, National Lacrosse League JIM JENNINGS who lost his battle with cancer on December 7, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family. Read more




TOM GRILK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION & BOSTON MARATHON JOINS BOSTON CHAPTER BOARD

Tom Grilk is currently the Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association, which annually conducts the B.A.A. Boston Marathon as well as a number of other athletic and community service events. He is a long time member of the Boston Athletic Association, having served on its Board of Governors since 1990 and as its President (outside Board Chair) from 2003-2010.  In 2011, he assumed the role of Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association, with responsibility for the day to day management of the organization.  During his tenure he has worked with the B.A.A. Board and staff to strengthen the B.A.A. as an organization, especially from a managerial perspective. He has also worked with the Board in shaping the B.A.A.'s short and long-term development across all areas of the B.A.A.’s activity: the conduct of athletic events, the operation of community service initiatives, and the training and development of athletes.
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NSMN APPOINTS 30 YEAR SPORTS BUSINESS INDUSTRY VETERAN JERRY SOLOMON TO NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD

The StarGames CEO has served on the Boston Chapter Board for more than a decade.
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NSMN APPOINTS DAVID GROSS, COMMISSIONER, MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE TO BOSTON CHAPTER BOARD

Commissioner DAVID GROSS  is about to begin his 12th season at the helm of Major League Lacrosse.
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NSMN APPOINTS RICK HART, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY TO NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD
RICK HART is in his third year on the Hilltop, having been named SMU's Director of Athletics on July 16, 2012. Hart came to SMU after six years as Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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NSMN APPOINTS JOHN TORTORA, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, SHARKS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT TO BAY AREA CHAPTER BOARD

As Chief Operating Officer, JOHN TORTORA enters his first season as COO of the Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE) after being appointed to his post by SSE’s Board of Directors on June 13, 2013. In this role, he oversees all aspects of SSE’s non-hockey operations with specific oversight of the finance, legal and human resources functions.  Tortora reports to and serves as the organization’s point person to SSE’s Board of Directors. He joined SSE in June 2011 as EVP and General Counsel where he oversaw all legal matters pertaining to the company - including overseeing the legal aspects for all SSE properties and businesses, including the contractual relationships with corporate partners, suite holders, broadcasters, financial institutions, event and service contractors and major service providers. Prior to joining SSE, John spent 14 years with the National Hockey League, where he most recently was Vice President, Media. READ BIO 


NSMN APPOINTS ATUL KHOSLA, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB TO CHICAGO CHAPTER BOARD
As Chief Operating Officer, ATUL KHOSLA oversees all aspects of the MLS Chicago Fire's day-to-day business operations, including sales, marketing, communications, operations, finance and technology. He also leads the Club’s short-term and long-term strategic initiatives. He joined the team in 2011 from Alli Sports, an action sports entertainment and multimedia company and a subsidiary of NBC Sports. There, he served as the Vice President of Commercial and Business Operations from 2007 to 2011, guiding the company from an initial start-up to a multi-million dollar arm of NBC Sports. READ BIO

NSMN APPOINTS DAN HUNT, PRESIDENT, FC DALLAS & VICE PRESIDENT, HUNT SPORTS GROUP TO NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD
Son of sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, DAN HUNT is also in his eighth year as Vice President of Hunt Sports Group - the parent company of MLS's FC Dallas and the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. He serves as a member of the MLS Board of Governors. His brother, FC Dallas Chairman, Clark Hunt is a past NSMN speaker. READ BIO

CHICAGO CHAPTER HOSTS:
POST-SOCHI WRAP UP: SPONSOR TELLS ALL
One-on-one with JOHN LEWICKI, McDonalds
Moderated by Jennifer Karpf, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)
With the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games concluded, Chicago-area sports marketers will gather to network and hear sponsor insight from Olympic Marketer John Lewicki, Head of Global Alliance Marketing, McDonald's. Free, Open to NSMN members only.


BOSTON CHAPTER HOSTS:
POST-SOCHI WRAP UP: SPONSOR TELLS ALL
One-on-one with: GREG VIA, Gillette / P&G
Moderated by Jennifer Karpf, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)
With the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games concluded, Boston-area sports marketers will gather to network and hear sponsor insight from Olympic Marketer Greg Via. Free, Open to NSMN members only.

 

2013

NSMN APPOINTS KEITH BRUCE TO NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD
NSMN has apppinted industry veteran KEITH BRUCE to the organization's National Executive Board. Keith has been a very instrumental Bay Area Chapter Board member for 10 years. He was named President & CEO of the San Francisco Super Bowl L Host Committee in September 2013. Super Bowl L will represent the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and will be played in the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA in February 2016. READ BIO

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NSMN Director JENNIFER KARPF has been appointed to the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. She will represent the sports business industry as a judge
for the prestigious Shorty Awards.  Read the announcement: http://blog.shortyawards.com/ . @ShortyAwards email Connect


CLIO Awards CLIO Sports

NSMN NAMED MARKETING PARTNER FOR NEWLY LAUNCHED CLIO SPORTS AWARDS
The CLIO Awards have created a new program, CLIO Sports. This new initiative will honor breakthrough work in the realm of sports programming, associations, events, teams, individual athletes, and products/services. NSMN was named a Marketing Partner, together with The Hollywood Reporter and Adweek. In addition to assisting with the marketing campaign, NSMN has nominated & invited industry leaders to join the jury that will evaluate submissions and select the most groundbreaking work of the year.


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LEADERSHIP FORUM:
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF SPORTS IN THE BAY AREA: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE REGION & THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNTIES AHEAD

Free, Open to NSMN members only.

NSMN PROMOTES BOARD MEMBER TO NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD
NBA Executive Vice President, Communications MIKE BASS has been promoted to NSMN's National Executive Board. He will continue to serve on the organization's New York City Chapter Board. Mike has been involved with NSMN for more than a decade and he has served as a Board member since 2007. The NBA is a Patron Member of NSMN. Congratulations Mike! READ BIO


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NEXT EVENT: CHICAGO CHAPTER
MEMBER NETWORKING NIGHT Hosted by: NSMN & LIVE NATION
House of Blues, Chicago
Free and open to Members-only

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NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER EVENT
LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF YOUR BRANDING STRATEGY:  WHY SPORTS MARKETERS NO LONGER HAVE A CHOICE TO EMBRACE SOCIAL MEDIA
Free / Members-only

2012

AT&T's MARK WRIGHT JOINS NSMN BOARD
NSMN appoints longtime sports industry veteran MARK WRIGHT, Vice President, Media & Sponsorships, AT&T, to the organization's Board. Wright will serve on the North Texas Chapter Board and will also work on national initiatives.

AGENCY CEO APPOINTED TO TWO BOARDS
NSMN appoints longtime Patron Member JOHN TATUM, President & CEO, Genesco Sports Enterprises, to National Executive Board. Tatum will also serve on the North Texas Chapter Board.


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PHIL GINSBURG, GENERAL MANAGER, SAN FRANCISCO RECREATION & PARKS,
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO JOINS NSMN BOARD

Phil’s long term work for the City of San Francisco where he has overseen sporting venues and has helped bring world class sporting events to the city will help advance NSMN’s Bay area membership and programming initiatives. Phil will focus on the organization’s venue relationships and timely NSMN programming around sporting events that visit the Bay Area.

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NEXT EVENT: SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
Join us for the largest gathering of Bay Area sports business professionals!
Private cocktail reception - NSMN Members only. FREE & open to all members.

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NEW SPORTS COMMISSIONER APPOINTED TO CHICAGO CHAPTER BOARD
NSMN appoints SAM STARK, Executive Director, Chicago Sports Commission, to the Chicago Chapter Board. Stark addressed Chicago Chapter members earlier this year.

NSMN APPOINTS SPORTS BUSINESS INDUSTRY VETERANS TO NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD

Gary Schneider
GARY SCHNEIDER
President/General Manager CBS11/TXA21, CBS Television
Jim Lites
JIM LITES
President & CEO
Dallas Stars

Michael Tothe
MICHAEL TOTHE
Tournament Director
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

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CHICAGO CHAPTER EVENT
THE BUSINESS OF THE OLYMPICS: THE ROAD TO LONDON & BEYOND
Co-produced with the U.S. Olympic Committee
FREE & open to members only

CHICAGO CHAPTER EVENT
THE STATE OF SPORTS BUSINESS - AN INDUSTRY FORECAST: A REFLECTION ON 2011 & A LOOK AHEAD
Free & Open to Members Only


Fall 2011

NSMN APPOINTS 25-YEAR SPORTS BUSINESS VETERAN RICK GEORGE, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, TEXAS RANGERS, TO NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD
RICK GEORGE, who has spent nearly 25 years as a sports executive on the professional and collegiate level, was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Rangers in 2010. George, who joined the Rangers after a seven-year stint with the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, works closely with CEO & team President Nolan Ryan and members of the club’s business operations team.

NSMN APPOINTS DAN BELMONT, PRESIDENT, THE MARKETING ARM TO NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD
North Texas Chapter Board member & agency leader DAN BELMONT has been appointed to also serve on the organization's national executive board. Agency clients include: PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, AT&T, HP, GameStop, American Airlines, Dove, Monster.com, Walmart, and el Jimador tequila. In 2011, Belmont led The Marketing Arm's development of the Sports Property Index (SPI), the industry's first independent index to quantify consumer perceptions of nearly 1,000 sports properties, including teams, leagues, and venues. READ BIO

NSMN APPOINTS SPORTS BUSINESS LEADERS TO NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD

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SCOTT MURRAY
Chairman & CEO
Murray Media
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Doug Quinn
H. DOUGLAS QUINN
President & CEO
FC Dallas & Pizza Hut Park

NSMN APPOINTS SPORTS BUSINESS LEADERS TO CHICAGO CHAPTER BOARD

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JIM BIEGALSKI
Senior Vice President, Consulting
The Marketing Arm
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RYAN LUCKEY
Director, Sports & Entertainment Marketing
MillerCoors
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MIKE MURREY
Senior Vice President
IMG Consulting
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SCOTT PADDOCK
President
Chicagoland Speedway &
Route 66 Raceway
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JULIAN POSADA
President
Chicago Fire
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JEFF URBAN
Partner
Kids Sports Entertainment
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NEXT EVENT: NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER
THE CHANGING FACE OF AMERICA: THE GROWTH & BUYING DOMINANCE OF THE HISPANIC SPORTS FAN BASE
Free / Members only

JULY 2011

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NSMN THANKS OUR MEMBERS FOR SUPPORTING VARIETY'S CONFERENCE
NSMN members and Board members participated as speakers and attendees.
Review event tweets on Twitter: @VarietySportsbiz
Event
NEXT EVENT: NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER
THE IMPACT OF A WORK STOPPAGE ON SPORTS BUSINESS: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT & HOW DO WE PREPARE?
Free & open to NSMN members only
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NEXT EVENT: SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
THE IMPACT OF A WORK STOPPAGE ON SPORTS BUSINESS: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT & HOW DO WE PREPARE?
April 14, 2011 / 5:30-8:30PM /Free & open to NSMN members only
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NEXT EVENT: CHICAGO CHAPTER
THE IMPACT OF A WORK STOPPAGE ON SPORTS BUSINESS: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT & HOW DO WE PREPARE?
Free & open to NSMN members only
Book
NSMN BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCES MARCH 2011 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH
American Entrepreneur: The Fascinating Stories of the People Who Defined Business in the United States
by Larry Schweikart, Ph.D. & Lynne Pierson Doti, Ph.D.
Buy now & save: www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com
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NEXT EVENT: BOSTON CHAPTER
THE IMPACT OF A WORK STOPPAGE ON SPORTS BUSINESS: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT & HOW DO WE PREPARE?
Free & open to NSMN members only
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NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
THE IMPACT OF A WORK STOPPAGE ON SPORTS BUSINESS: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT & HOW DO WE PREPARE?
Free & open to NSMN members only
NSMN INVITES YOU TO SUPPORT: UJA Fedrations's SPORTS FOR YOUTH
UJA Sports For Youth
Special event hosted by: UJA Federation of New York
Sports For Youth Luncheon Honoring: Russell E. Wolff, EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
Event
CHARLOTTE CHAPTER
LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO WIN IN SPORTS: YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS – NOW WHAT?
Free & open to NSMN members only
Book
NSMN BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 2011 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH
The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider's Guide To Creating The Sports Experience Of A Lifetime
by Robert Tuchman
Buy the book & save: www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com
Book NSMN BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2011 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH
The Elusive Fan: Reinventing Sports In A Crowded Marketplace
by Irving Rein, Philip Kotler and Ben Shields
Buy the book & save: www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com
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Jan 5
GRAND OPENING -- NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER
THE STATE OF SPORTS BUSINESS IN NORTH TEXAS: THE ECONOMICS & GROWTH OF THE METROPLEX
January 5, 5:30pm
As NSMN celebrates the opening of its 12th Chapter, local sports leaders gather to discuss the state of sports business in the Metroplex. All NSMN members around the country are welcome to attend this event. Complimentary admission / Members only.
Hosted by:American Airlines Center
Follow press coverage of this event
Follow NSMN on Twitter
Book
NSMN BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 2010 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH
Laker Girl
by Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles Lakers
Buy the book & save: www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com
NSMN WELCOMES SPORTS INDUSTRY VETERANS TO CHARLOTTE CHAPTER BOARD
Congratulations to Wells Fargo Championship executive KYM HOUGHAM, Team Epic executive NEIL HOWARD, and SPEED executive HUNTER NICKELL who were appointed to the NSMN Charlotte Chapter Board.

KYM HOUGHAM
Executive Director
Wells Fargo Championship

NEIL HOWARD
Vice President
Team Epic

HUNTER NICKELL
President
SPEED
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Follow #NSMN on Twitter now for member tweets from the Charlotte Chapter Brand Exchange!
Follow #NSMN on Twitter from this week’s San Francisco Chapter event on social media.
DEC 8
NEXT EVENT: SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO WIN IN SPORTS
NSMN's 4-city lecture series continues with an engaging member discussion at 24 Hour Fitness.
Congratulations to NSMN Executive Board member STEVE PHELPS who appeared on the CBS reality show: Undercover Boss.

Watch episode now

NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER OPENS FOR MEMBERSHIP!
Learn more about NSMN's newest chapter and join today!

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NEXT EVENT: CHARLOTTE CHAPTER
NSMN BRAND EXCHANGE – A SPORTS SPONSOR THINK-TANK
One room, all access! NSMN’s popular live think-tank event comes to Charlotte and features local sports spenders who gather around a boardroom table to discuss sponsorship, ROI, activation and social media. Don’t miss it! Live audience seating is very limited!
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NEXT EVENT: CHICAGO CHAPTER
LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO WIN IN SPORTS
NSMN's 4-city lecture series continues with an engaging member discussion in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR NSMN MEMBERS:
What Teens Want
ADWEEK MEDIA AND BILLBOARD PRESENT: "WHAT TEENS WANT" CONFERENCE
October 27-28, 2010 / Sofitel Los Angeles, California
www.teens.adweek.com
SPECIAL OFFER FOR NSMN MEMBERS – RECEIVE 50% OFF
Regular fee: $699 / NSMN members: only $350 // Enter Promo Code: NSMN350
Learn more & register: http://teens.adweek.com/register.html
This is a private event that requires a ticket. This is not a NSMN event.
NSMN has hosted the NYC Chapter & Boston Chapter panel discussions on LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO WIN IN SPORTS. Coming next to: Chicago, San Francisco this fall. Thank you to our members & speakers for attending and tweeting about the event. Please follow #NSMN on Twitter to join the conversation.
BOSTON CHAPTER
LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO WIN IN SPORTS
Panel discussion & Networking event

NSMN WELCOMES SPORTS INDUSTRY VETERANS TO NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER BOARD
Congratulations to CBS Sports executive MICHAEL ARESCO and IMG Consulting executive TIM MCGHEE who were appointed to the NSMN New York CIty Chapter Board.
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MICHAEL ARESCO
Executive Vice President, Programming
CBS Sports
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TIM MCGHEE
Senior Vice President/ Managing Director
North American Consulting
IMG
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SUMMER 2010
.JUDY ROSE, Director of Athletics, Charlotte 49ers joins Charlotte Chapter Board.
THANK YOU TO OUR CHARLOTTE CHAPTER MEMBERS!
CHARLOTTE SPORTS MARKETERS GATHERED TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER
Charlotte Motor Speedway President/ NSMN Board member MARCUS SMITH & NSMN Director JENNIFER KARPF co-hosted a private reception & encouraged sports marketers to continue to help in the fight against cancer.
Get involved with Sports Tackles Cancer

CHICAGO SPORTS MARKETERS TO GATHER FOR COCKTAIL RECEPTION - JULY 22
Event ticket is a $25 donation to cancer. Learn more at www.sportstacklescancer.com

Event Host:
House of Blues
Event Sponsor:

Sports Publishing
MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 9
Buy a membership this week and receive a free book from the NSMN Bookstore! Select from 2 best-sellers! Offer expires on July 9, 2010 and does not apply to past purchases or student memberships. Cannot be combined with any other membership offers.
NSMN NAMES JULY BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH
The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider's Guide To Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime
By Rob Tuchman. A portion of book sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Learn more at www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
Sports marketing professionals set to gather for networking event and to discuss: PREMIUM ONLINE SPORTS CONTENT on Thursday, May 20, 2010 / 8:00 - 10:30 AM
NSMN BOOKSTORE NAMES MAY BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH
NSMN SELECTS "BILL FRANCE, JR., THE MAN WHO MADE NASCAR" AS FEATURED BOOK FOR MAY
Save 20% on this newly released book. Learn more about this new book and other leading sports and management books at www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com


APRIL 2010
IN MEMORY:
We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of former speaker and NSMN member Keli McGregor, President, Colorado Rockies. The entire NSMN community extends our deepest sympathy to his family.
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
NEXT EVENT: Bay Area members to gather at AT&T Park on Tuesday, April 20 to discuss ROI measurement.
- Charles Schwab & 24 Hour Fitness join panel.


MARCH 2010
NSMN BOOKSTORE RELAUNCHES
NSMN LAUNCHES ONLINE SPORTS BUSINESS BOOKSTORE AT www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com
Visit today and save on leading sports business and management books. Follow us on Twitter @sportsbizbooks


JANUARY 2010

NSMN SET FOR EXPANSION: INDUSTRY LEADERS NAMED TO NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD
NSMN announces Executive Board to govern organization and lead new initiatives. Congratulations to the sports business leaders who were selected and thank you for your decade-long commitment to the national organization.



WINTER 2009
NSMN OPENS A CHAPTER IN NORTH TEXAS
AS HUNDREDS OF LOCAL NORTH TEXAS-AREA SPORTS MARKETING PROFESSIONALS JOIN NEW CHAPTER, NSMN ANNOUNCES NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER BOARD MEMBERS


Britton Banowsky, Commissioner, Conference USA  
Dan Belmont, President, The Marketing Arm
Jeff Cogen, President, Dallas Stars
Chris Del Conte, Athletic Director, Texas Christian University
Pete Dits, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Dallas/Ft. Worth
Jon Drago, Tournament Director, HP Byron Nelson Championship
Jon Heidtke, SVP/General Manager, Fox Sports Southwest
David Henry, Senior Vice President/Director of Sales, CBS Radio
Stephen Jones, Executive Vice President/ COO, Dallas Cowboys
Brad Mayne, CEO, American Airlines Center
Steve Orsini, Athletic Director, Southern Methodist University
Peter Ripa, Tournament Director, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Billy Sanez, Director of Advertising, Promotions & Corporate Communications, American Airlines
Charlie Seraphin, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Hunt Sports Group
Scott Sonju, President, Frisco RoughRiders
Terdema Ussery, President, Dallas Mavericks


JOIN THE NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER
NSMN MEMBER & NASCAR'S ANDREW GIANGOLA'S NEW BOOK NAMED "MARCH PICK" BY NSMN BOOKSTORE
Learn more about the new book and other leading sports and management books at www.sportsbusinessbookstore.com
WE THANK OUR EVENT SPONSORS FOR LAST MONTH'S CHAPTER MEETINGS IN CHICAGO AND CHARLOTTE

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CHICAGO MEMBERS TO HOST ROI AGENCY LEADERS FOR IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION ON MEASUREMENT AND METRICS
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 5:30pm
Mark Silverman, President, Big Ten Network moderates session with nationally-known research experts.
CHARLOTTE MEMBERS TO GATHER TO DISCUSS ROI
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:30pm
MasterCard and Bank of America among industry leaders who hosted panel discussion on sponsorship measurement and metrics.


FALL 2009
SPORTS TACKLES CANCER EVENT
CHICAGO CHAPTER MEMBERS NETWORK TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21 - 5:30PM
100% of ticket fee is donated to the American Cancer Society
NSMN HOSTS SPORTS TACKLES CANCER FUNDRAISER IN NEW YORK CITY
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 - 5:30PM

EVENT SPONSOR:
Velocity Sports & Entertainment

100% of your ticket fee is donated to the American Cancer Society
BOSTON CHAPTER MEMBERS GATHER TO DISCUSS ROI
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Be part of this interactive forum as the nation's leading sports ROI experts gather in Boston to discuss measurement and metrics of sports sponsorships.
SPORTS INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHER IN NEW YORK CITY FOR IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION ON ROI & SPORTS SPONSORSHIP
November 9, 2009
NSMN RECOGNIZES AND SALUTES OUR SPORTS INDUSTRY LEADERS & NSMN BOARD MEMBERS FOR THEIR GREAT EFFORT TO BID FOR THE 2016 SUMMER GAMES. We want to recognize the efforts of our Chicago Chapter members and chapter leadership for their dedication and hard work on the 2016 Summer Games bid. 
GO CHICAGO 2016!
NSMN MEMBERS GATHERED LAST WEEK IN CHICAGO TO DISCUSS THE OLYMPIC BID DECISION TOGETHER WITH THE USOC, USA TRACK & FIELD AND MANY OLYMPIC SPONSORS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE IOC VOTE FOR THE 2016 SUMMER GAMES ON FRIDAY MORNING!
The first round of voting will take place at 10:10am CST with the Host City of the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games announced at approximately 11:30am CST.  
-- Watch the Chicago presentation live from Copenhagen on NBC on Oct 2 at 1:30am.
-- Gather at Daley Plaza in Chicago for the City Watch Event live on October 2 starting at 9:00am.  
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
BUILDING A WINNING NFL FRANCHISE --- 49ER'S PRESIDENT JED YORK TO ADDRESS BAY AREA SPORTS MARKETERS
Legendary sports broadcaster Ted Robinson to moderate - September 2009.
CHICAGO CHAPTER
USOC CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER LISA BAIRD VISITS CHICAGO MEMBERS TO DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF OLYMPIC GAMES ON SPORTS MARKETING
Discussion leaders include: Allstate, United Airlines, Hilton Hotels, USA Track & Field and others.
Wednesday, September 23 / Learn more


SUMMER 2009
BOSTON CHAPTER
FOUR SEASONS TO HOST THE BUSINESS OF GOLF BREAKFAST FEATURING TIGER WOODS' AGENT
NSMN Members are invited to attend the Deutsche Bank Champion Business Breakfast featuring Seth Waugh, CEO, Deutsche Bank Americas; Mark Steinberg, SVP & Global Managing Director of Golf, IMG; and Eric Baldwin, Championship Director, Deutche Bank Championship. Golf Channel's Tim Rosafort to moderate. Learn more
CHARLOTTE CHAPTER
SPORTS BUSINESS LEADERS GATHER FOR CLOSED-DOOR SESSION WITH MEMBERS TO DISCUSS ECONOMY AND THE IMPACT ON SPORTS
Hear from Bank of America, IMG, NASCAR , Hendrick Motorsports, SPEED, Octagon and other leading sports properties as they share their thoughts on these challenging times. Members are invited to join in the group discussion. Members only. Learn more
CHICAGO CHAPTER
MCDONALD'S JOHN LEWICKI JOINS CHICAGO CHAPTER PANEL DISCUSSION ON ECONOMY
Speakers include executives from Accenture; Big Ten Network; Chicago Wolves; and DraftFCB.
June 23, 2009 / Chicago Hilton
 

MAY 2009
BOSTON CHAPTER MEMBERS TO GATHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
May 18, 2009 / House of Blues Boston
The sports business community will gather at the new House of Blues in Boston to raise money with Sports Tackles Cancer. Tickets: $25.00 (100% of ticket fee is donated to the American Cancer Society)
NSMN WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER
MICHAEL ROBICHAUD, VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL SPONSORSHIPS, MASTERCARD WORLDWIDE
IN MEMORY:
Our thoughts are with the family of DAVID POOLE, NSMN friend, member, past speaker and longtime NASCAR reporter for The Charlotte Observer who died last week at the age of 50. Through his daily show on Sirius NASCAR Radio, David's influence, expertise and reporting was shared with fans and sports business professionals nationwde. David was an authority on NASCAR and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. He will be missed.

MARCH 2009
NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT
NSMN members to receive special discount on conference hosted by National Association of Sports Commissioners - Denver on April 27-29, 2009.
BOSTON CHAPTER EVENT - MONDAY NIGHT
PLUCK'S GM & FOOTJOY'S HEAD OF INTERACTIVE JOIN BOSTON CHAPTER DISCUSSION ON SOCIAL MEDI
A - MONDAY, MARCH 30
Sports Illustrated Digital President Jeff Price to lead discussion among digital leaders. Hosted by Fenway Park.

FEBRUARY 2009
SPORTS TACKLES CANCER / CHICAGO CHAPTER
CHICAGO CHAPTER MEMBERS TO GATHER AT HOUSE OF BLUES TO NETWORK FOR A CAUSE
February 26, 2009 - 6:00PM
This event requires a $25 ticket/member.

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
TOM MCGOVERN
JOINS UPCOMING DISCUSSION ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY
BOSTON CHAPTER
REEBOK'S TOM SHINE JOINS BOSTON DISCUSSION ON ECOMONY - February 24, 2009 / 5:30PM
NSMN ANNOUNCES UPCOMING CHAPTER DISCUSSIONS ON ECONOMY
"THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY & THE IMPACT ON THE SPORTS INDUSTRY"
Sports business executives take the stage to lead group discussions on the economy. Don't miss these timely town-hall meetings - open to members only! Be part of the discussion - RSVP today.


JANUARY 2009
NEXT EVENT:
CHICAGO CHAPTER TO HOST SPORTS SOCIAL MEDIA PANEL
- JANUARY 13, 2009
Speakers include:
- Joe Inzerillo, Senior Vice President, Multimedia and Distribution, Major League Baseball Advanced Media
- Pranav Pandit, Group Director of Strategy, Digital, PepsiCo/Quaker, OMD
- Jeff Price, President, SI.com (discussion leader)
- Justin Shaffer, Founder, Hotpotato / Former Senior Vice President, New Media, Major League Baseball Advanced Media
- Pete Vlastelica, CEO, Yardbarker


DECEMBER 2008
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
NBC SPORTS JOINS FRIDAY MORNING'S PANEL DISCUSSION AT SI OFFICES
New York City Chapter Members will gather on Friday morning to discuss online sports communities while raising thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
NSMN ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 12 EVENT TO BENEFIT AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY / SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TO HOST DISCUSSION: "ENGAGING THE SPORTS FAN OUTSIDE THE TELECAST: A look at how user-generated websites, blogs, mobile content and fantasy games are driving fan interest and broadening fan bases."
100% of your ticket fee to be donated to American Cancer Society.
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
VISA'S MIKE LYNCH JOINS THURSDAY NIGHT'S PANEL ON STATE OF FOOTBALL
San Francsico Chapter members gather at AT&T Park
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
KTVU FOX 2's SPORTS ANCHOR JOE FONZI WILL CO-MODERATE UPCOMING BUSINESS DISCUSSION ON THE STATE OF FOOTBALL WITH STANFORD PROFESSOR GEORGE FOSTER
RSVP TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
BAY AREA CHAPTER TO HOST EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE ON THE BUSINESS OF FOOTBALL
Local board organizes an in-depth discussion covering sponsorship, collective bargaining, media, technology and social media. Members from San Jose, San Francisco & Oakland to gather for networking reception and panel discussion.
December 4, 2008 / 5:30PM / AT&T Park

NOVEMBER 2008
CHARLOTTE CHAPTER
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER JIM MCPHILLIAMY JOINS SOCIAL MEDIA PANEL IN CHARLOTTE
Speakers include: Nascar.com; Rotohog.com; Yardbarker, WebsiteBiz.
BOSTON CHAPTER
ESPN/ABC SPORTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL ANALYST DOUG FLUTIE & REEBOK'S PRESIDENT OF SPORTS LICENSED DIVISION DAVID BAXTER JOIN DISCUSSION ON FOOTBALL
BOSTON CHAPTER
GENE DEFILIPPO & JONATHAN KRAFT TO HEADLINE DISCUSSION ON THE STATE OF FOOTBALL
November 6, 2008, 5:30PM
GET INVOLVED WITH MEMBERS ONLINE
NSMN LAUNCHES A FACEBOOK GROUP / LINKEDIN GROUP
Be part of the online groups networking today. Join and meet colleagues from around the industry and around the country! NSMN Members Only.
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
UPDATE: NSMN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTS FOR OCTOBER 17 EVENT IN NYC
Additional speakers include:
- Matthew Hong, Vice President & General Manager, Sports Digital, Turner Sports
- Justin Shaffer, Senior Vice President, New Media, MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
NSMN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL LECTURE SERIES ON SOCIAL NETWORKING
Part One: New York City Chapter: The State of Social Networking in Sports: What Every Sports Marketer Needs to Know - October 17, 2008 - 8:00AM
- Discussion Leader/Keynote Speaker:
Mike Levy, Founder/CEO, OpenSports.com (Founder and Former Chairman, SportsLine.com)
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
SAN JOSE, OAKLAND AND SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS TO GATHER FOR NETWORKING RECEPTION
September 22, 2008 - 5:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
San Francisco 49er’s Chief Operating Officer ANDY DOLICH joins San Francisco Chapter Board.

JULY 2008
CHARLOTTE CHAPTER
NSMN welcomes two executives to local Board:
TOM KNOX, Vice President, U.S. Business Development, IMG
JAY MARTIN, Vice President, Consulting, IMG
NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
NSMN TO HOST NEW YORK/ NEW JERSEY BRAND EXCHANGE THINK-TANK - July 31, 2008
Speakers included:American Express, AT&T, IBM, Mastercard, Pepsi and Sharp Electronics

Event sponsored by:
- Fox Rothschild LLP
- ICON International
- SME Branding
- The New York Times PLAY Magazine
- TNS/ ESPN Sports Poll
NEW BOARD MEMBER:
USA BOXING CEO JOINS DENVER BOARD
NSMN appoints industry veteran Jim Millman to Denver Chapter Steering Committee.
CHARLOTTE CHAPTER
MEMBERS TO GATHER FOR NETWORKING RECEPTION
Monday, July 21 - 6:00PM - Hilton Charlotte Center City
Event sponsored by:
- NASCAR
- TNS/ ESPN Sports Poll
- ICON International
- Journal of Sponsorship
- Hoop Entertainment
- HIlton Charlotte Center City

MAY 2008

DENVER CHAPTER
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
NSMN TO GATHER SPORTS BUSINESS LEADERS FOR OLYMPIC FORUM IN DENVER ON MAY 15

Olympics Marketing Chief Rick Burton to speak for first time in Colorado as he participates for exclusive NSMN roundtable on Beijing. Panelists include:

- Scott Blackmun, Partner, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (formerly General Counsel, Managing Director of Sport and Acting Chief Executive for the USOC, and Chief  Operating Officer for Anschutz Entertainment Group) [Panel faciliator]
- Rick Burton, Chief Marketing Officer, United States Olympic Committee
- Jim Millman, Chief Executive Officer, USA Boxing
- Sean Petty, Chief Operating Officer, USA Cycling
- Rob Prazmark, President, 21 Sports & Entertainment / Sales Consultant to the United States Olympic Committee
- Jim Tooley, Executive Director, USA Basketball


APRIL 2008
PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PRESIDENT MARK ABBOTT TO SPEAK ON SELECTING PHILADELPHIA FOR NEW MLS TEAM
Thomas J. O'Donnell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mass Affluent Market, Chase Card Services joins panel.
BOSTON CHAPTER
NSMN APPOINTS SIX SPORTS INDUSTRY LEADERS TO BOARD

- Gene DeFilippo, Director of Athletics, Boston College
- Julie Kahn, Vice President, New England Market Manager, Entercom
-
Sam Kennedy, Executive Vice President/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Fenway Sports Group/Boston Red Sox 
- Tom Manchester, Field Marketing Director, Sports & Entertainment, Dunkin’ Donuts 
- Christian Megliola, Senior Vice President/Chief Sports Strategist, Regan Communications
-
Sue Tougas, Assistant Vice President, Sports and Event Marketing, MassMutual Financial Group

MARCH 2008
CHICAGO CHAPTER
College Sports Executives Gather during Week of Final Four Championship to Discuss Changing Landscape of College Sports Fan, Sponsors and Media. Don't miss this 13-person roundtable!
March 31, 2008 5:30- 8:30PM

- Ben Sutton, President, ISP & Tim Lynde, Sports Marketing Mgr, The Home Depot Joins Panel
Executive Forum open to all NSMN members.
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
NSMN APPOINTS EIGHT INDUSTRY LEADERS TO SAN FRANCISCO BOARD

  • Carolyn Feinstein, Group Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Electronic Arts
  • Rich Garwood, President, Northern California/Nevada Region, Verizon Wireless
  • Jim Leahey, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Oakland A's
  • Alan Rakov, General Manager, Northern California & Northern Nevada, Ticketmaster
  • Tom Raponi, Vice President/General Manager, KICU-TV/ Director of Sales, KTVU-TV
  • Steve Tseng, Senior Vice President, IMG
  • Tony Wells, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing, 24 Hour Fitness
  • Royce Wolfe, Vice President, Sponsorship Strategy, Wells Fargo

  • JANUARY 2008
    BOSTON CHAPTER
    BOSTON SPORTS BUSINESS LEADERS TO GATHER FOR EXECUTIVE THINK-TANK DISCUSSION ON "SPORTS & SCANDAL"

    Think-Tank Participants include:
    - Steve Burton, CBS Sports Anchor
    - Jill Geer, USA Track & Field
    - Professor Stephen Greyser, Harvard Business School
    - Amy Latimer, Boston Bruins & TD Banknorth Garden
    - Kristine Lilly, Former Captain, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team [Founding Player, WUSA (Boston Breakers)]
    - John Lynch, REEBOK
    - Christian Megliola, Regan Communications
    - Peter Roby, Northeastern University (Former Director, The Center for the Study of Sport in Society) 
    - Jerry Solomon, StarGames / Agent for Olympic Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan
    - Jessamy Tang, 890 ESPN Boston / 1400 ESPN Lowell
    - Greg Via, Gillette
    - David Woodman, Former Senior Vice President/General Manager, Comcast SportsNet
    CHICAGO CHAPTER
    UNITED AIRLINES' JULIE KOEWLER APPOINTED TO CHICAGO CHAPTER BOARD
    BOSTON CHAPTER
    GILLETTE'S GREG VIA APPOINTED TO BOSTON CHAPTER BOARD
    Via currently serves on NSMN's Sports Licensing Summit Advisory Board

    DECEMBER 2007
    CHARLOTTE CHAPTER TO GATHER ON DECEMBER 17 TO DISCUSS SPORTS & SCANDAL. OBSERVER MOTORSPORTS WRITER & NATIONAL TALK SHOW HOST DAVID POOLE JOINS PANEL.
    CHARLOTTE SPORTS BUSINESS EXECUTIVES TO GATHER FOR DISCUSSION LED BY FORMER NFL PLAYER/ CURRENT CBS COMMENTATOR STEVE BEUERLEIN.
    NSMN ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER, SPORTS SPONSOR THINK-TANK TO TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 11 IN CHICAGO.
    14 Midwest brand decision-makers to participate on Think-tank with auidence particpation.
    NYC CHAPTER TO HOST SPORTS LEADERSHIP PANEL ON DECEMBER 3.
    WNBC-TV's BRUCE BECK TO MODERATE DISCUSSION ON NYC SPORTS.
    Leadership breakfast to include team presidents and raise money for UJA Sports for Youth. Tickets are on sale now. Member rate available at $35.

    OCTOBER 2007
    NSMN HOSTS GROUND-BREAKING SERIES OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON SPORTS & SCANDAL
    NSMN Chapters in Boston, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, New York City and Philadelphia to examine SPORTS & SCANDAL. Leading sports executives, media and retired athletes to speak on how our industry can prepare and move forward from recent and current news on sports scandals.
    Read press release now >>
    NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
    SPORTS INDUSTRY VISIONARIES NAMED TO NSMN'S NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER BOARD
    Read press release now >>
    TANK JOHNSON'S AGENT TO DISCUSS "SPORTS AND SCANDAL" WITH PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER MEMBERS IN GROUNDBREAKING EVENT. OCTOBER 22 (PM) AT WACHOVIA CENTER. COMCAST SPORTSNET'S RON BURKE JOINS PANEL
    Panel also features: Philadelphia Inquirer Sports Editor Jim Jenks to lead "town-hall" discussion that also includes: Melissa Mattilio, Customer Marketing Manager, Turkey Hill, Ray Pennacchia, Senior Vice President NovaCare Rehabilitation, and Lara Price Senior Vice President, Business Operations Philadelphia 76ers.

    JULY 2007
    NEW NSMN CHAPTER OPENING IN CHARLOTTE
    NATIONAL SPORTS MARKETING NETWORK’S CHARLOTTE CHAPTER GRAND OPENING SET FOR JULY 31 AT BOBCATS ARENA. MAYOR PATRICK MCCRORY TO WELCOME NSMN TO CHARLOTTE
    Read press release now >>
    LOCAL LEADERS FEATURED TO SPEAK INCLUDE: JEFF BEAVER, RAY BEDNAR, MARK RICHARDSON, H.A. HUMPY WHEELER, FRED WHITFIELD & CHUCK HOWARD.
    Free admission for members. Registration is now open and space is limited.

    JUNE 2007
    BOSTON CHAPTER NEWS
    NASCAR & FORD JOIN MOTORSPORTS PANEL SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT
    AT FENWAY PARK

    Geoff Smith, President, Roush Fenway Racing joins panel from Charlotte; NESN & Fenway Sports Group also to speak. Reservations now open.
    SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT NEWS
    SPORTS LICENSING'S TOP NEWSMAKERS GATHER IN NEW YORK CITY ON MONDAY FOR NSMN'S SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT
    Event to feature three Commissioners and top decision indistry makers from around the United States.
    SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT NEWS
    NSMN ANNOUNCES GARY BETTMAN AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 2ND ANNUAL SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT
    June 18, 2007 - Grand Hyatt New York
    Tickets are on sale.
    CHICAGO CHAPTER NEWS
    NASCAR, STATE FARM, MILLER BREWING CO. AMONG SPEAKERS FOR MONDAY NIGHT'S DISCUSSION ON MOTORSPORTS

    Monday, June 4 / Hyatt Regency Chicago
    CHARLOTTE CHAPTER NEWS
    11th CHAPTER OPENS IN CHARLOTTE WITH LOCAL LEADERS JOINING STEERING COMMITTEE
    Mike Bartelli, Millsport
    Ray Bednar, Bank of America
    Mike Boykin, GMR Live
    Kyle Caddell, Carolina Panthers
    Mark Coughlin, Octagon
    Mark Dyer, NASCAR
    Greg Economou, Bobcats Sports& Entertainment
    Lee Folger, Baseball America
    Cindy Sisson Hensley, Agency Won
    Brett Jewkes, Taylor
    Dean Kessel, Sprint Nextel
    Tom Lamb, Lowe's
    Jim McPhilliamy, The Integis Group
    John Miller, Xceed Sports Marketing
    Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
    Trip Wheeler, Velocity Sports & Entertainment
    Read press release>>

    MAY 2007
    DENVER CHAPTER NEWS
    DENVER EXECUTIVES JOIN LOCAL BOARD
    Rob Johnson, Billiard Congress of America
    Craig Jonas, SportsHD Productions
    Dan Price, Adrenalin, Inc.
    Paul Sheehy, ProStar Sports Agency
    BOSTON CHAPTER NEWS
    BOSTON CHAPTER SCORES WITH THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS
    Jennifer Ferron, New England Patriots, New England Revolution & Gillette Stadium
    Amy Latimer, Boston Bruins/TDBanknorth Garden
    Jessamy Tang, J Sports Boston LLC, d/b/a 890 ESPN Boston and 1400 ESPN Lowell
    BOSTON CHAPTER NEWS
    "The Evolution of NASCAR in New England: ROUSH FENWAY RACING: How the Partnership will Help To Further Develop The Sport in the Northeast"
    June 27, 2007 - 5:30PM
    DENVER CHAPTER NEWS
    "An Historical Look at Naming Rights: How Much is Too Much When Naming A Sports Facility"
    July 12, 2007- 5:00PM
    SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT
    NSMN APPOINTS AFL'S MICHAEL LOPARO TO ADVISORY BOARD FOR 2ND ANNUAL SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT

    APRIL 2007
    SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT
    NSMN APPOINTS MLB INTERNATIONAL'S SHAWN LAWSON CUMMINGS TO ADVISORY BOARD FOR 2ND ANNUAL SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT
    SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT
    NSMN APPOINTS WWE'S DONNA GOLDSMITH TO ADVISORY BOARD FOR 2ND ANNUAL SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT
    TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
    2nd ANNUAL NSMN SPORTS LICENSING SUMMIT - JUNE 18, 2007 - GRAND HYATT NEW YORK

    MARCH 2007
    REEBOK JOINS UPCOMING PANEL ON LACROSSE
    Panel to be held on March 16 in New York City.
    DENVER CHAPTER TO HOST PANEL ON COLLEGE SPORTS ON MARCH 23
    Panelists include University of Colorado, University of Denver, NCAA, ESPNU and Learfield Sports.
    UJA SPORTS FOR YOUTH TO HONOR SPORTS EXECUTIVE DON GARBER ON MARCH 7
    Madison Square Garden to host special luncheon. More than 300 sports executives expected to attend to honor MLS Commissioner. Buy your tickets online now through NSMN.

    FEBRUARY 2007
    SPORTS MARKETERS CHOOSE NEW MEDIA OVER SUPER BOWL ADVERTISING
    A survey of its board members conducted by the NSMN indicates that new media platforms are becoming exceedingly more popular. In fact, they are threatening to eclipse even the venerable Super Bowl ad campaigns. These survey findings debuted today during a "Reuters Newsmaker" panel entitled: "Super Bowl ads: are they worth it?"

    JANUARY 2007
    NSMN TAPS DAN KLORES COMMUNICATIONS AS PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY OF RECORD
    Trade organization hires leading firm to to develop a comprehensive communications program. Read press release>
    FSTA ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE DISCOUNT FOR NSMN MEMBERS
    NSMN announces special discount for members to attend upcoming Fantasy Sports Trade Association conference in Chicago on February 20-21, 2007.
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