Nick Grossman

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College sports, student athletes playing integral role in DEI evolution

Daily / Thursday, December 9, 2021
Women Leaders in College Sports CEO Patti Phillips said sports is "leading the way" in "moving the needle" on diversity, equity and inclusion. Phillips was speaking yesterday at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum on a panel focused on DEI in college sports ahead of the 50th anniversary...

Top college sports execs tackle NIL issues in Las Vegas

Daily / Thursday, December 9, 2021
One common theme at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum yesterday was that NIL has not shocked the college athletics' landscape as much as some may have anticipated. "We have not seen the explosion that we thought we'd see, or the wild wild west that we thought we'd...

Playfly Sports hiring WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth

Daily / Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Playfly Sports has tapped WNBA COO CHRISTY HEDGPETH as President of Playfly Sports Properties, a position she will transition to in early December. Hedgpeth will oversee Playfly’s 30+ high school, collegiate and multimedia rights properties with responsibility for driving strategy, operations and growth. Some of...

Playfly Sports hiring WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Playfly Sports has tapped WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth as President of Playfly Sports Properties, a position she will transition to in early December. Hedgpeth will oversee Playfly’s 30+ high school, collegiate and multimedia rights properties with responsibility for driving strategy, operations and growth. Some of...

Buzzer, Overtime execs talk reaching Gen Z

Closing Bell / Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Buzzer Founder & CEO Bo Han and Overtime co-Founder & CEO Dan Porter shared their strategies as next-gen, mobile media platforms, with Han saying Buzzer is "really trying to appeal to a separate audience that is not addressable by...

Top NFL marketers give insight on increasing fan engagement

Daily / Tuesday, November 2, 2021
NFL Exec VP & CMO Tim Ellis and VP/Social & Content Marketing Rich Elmore gave an inside look at the league's approach to fan engagement at today's SBJ Brand Innovation Summit in Chicago, with Ellis saying their data shows the NFL brand has "never been so strong" in areas...

U.S. bids to host men's, women's Rugby World Cups

Closing Bell / Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The U.S. today publicly launched its joint bid to host the men’s Rugby World Cup in ‘27 or ‘31 and the women’s Rugby World Cup in ’29, with USA Rugby CEO Ross Young , USA Rugby World Cup Chair Jim Brown and...

Former GOLFTV, NBA exec Alex Kaplan joining digital fitness company Echelon

Daily / Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Former Discovery Golf and GOLFTV President ALEX KAPLAN has joined connected fitness company Echelon in the same role. Kaplan helped launch Discovery’s move into the global golf business, leading it to sign partnerships with the PGA Tour, TIGER WOODS and the purchase of Golf Digest....

Exec search firm SRI acquires Marquee Search to boost global presence

Daily / Friday, August 6, 2021
Exec search and consulting firm SRI has acquired Marquee Search in order to accelerate the expansion of its global sports practice. The partnership seeks to combine the companies' histories involving their respective expertise. SRI currently serves four continents, while Marquee is focused on North America. "We didn't consider ourselves...
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