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LONGTIME NSMN BOARD MEMBER & SPORTS INDUSTRY VETERAN
KEITH BRUCE NAMED PRESIDENT OF QUINTEVENTS INTERNATIONAL



San Francisco Super Bowl 50 CEO KEITH BRUCE has been named President of QuintEvents International. A newly-formed unit of QuintEvents, QuintEvents International will house the company's Formula One business, and Bruce, a veteran of the sports and event industry, will lead the new Formula One Experiences organization serving all 20 F1 events across the globe. Bruce will also lead sales and marketing efforts for all QuintEvents International properties.

Formula One Experiences, a new travel/experience/hospitality services company created as part of a long-term, official partnership between Formula One and QuintEvents, was launched in May at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.  It will encompass all Formula 1 races going forward, including the annual U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX.  Formula One Experiences provides fans and corporations alike a full range of travel, hospitality and ticket packages for the entire F1 race series.

Bruce was the CEO & President of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee in San Francisco, where he led the marketing, operation and delivery of the milestone Super Bowl 50 in the Bay Area last year. Prior to the Super Bowl 50 appointment, Bruce served for eight years as president of SportsMark Management Group, a global sports event marketing and hospitality management company that merged with GMR Marketing in 2013. Most recently, Bruce has served as an executive consultant for the North American Soccer League, a position he held since January.

In addition to leading F1 Experiences sales efforts, Bruce will also be tasked with growing the worldwide property base for QuintEvents International, as well as developing and leading the company's corporate sales initiatives. Bruce will anchor the new international office in San Francisco and will spend significant time in both London and Charlotte.

Congratulations Keith!!


LONGTIME BOSTON CHAPTER BOARD MEMBER TD GARDEN PRESIDENT AMY LATIMER NAMED "POWER PLAYER" BY SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL


TD Garden President AMY LATIMER was featured this week in the “Power Players of 2017” special edition of SportsBusiness Journal.

The publication highlighted sports facility managers “whose day-to-day leadership and innovation make it possible for millions of fans across North America to witness history being made on the field, court or ice.”

“Latimer, one of the few women in sports to fill the role of president of a big league venue, has worked in the Boston arena since it opened in 1995,” SportsBusiness Journal said of Latimer.

“She served in a variety of positions for Delaware North, the arena’s owner, before being promoted to president in 2012. Three years
later, she took on additional responsibilities as head of Delaware North’s United Kingdom operations, which includes food service at Wembley Stadium and five other soccer facilities.” [Delaware North]

Congrats Amy!




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Congratulations to longtime Boston Chapter Board Member & NFL Agent KRISTEN KULIGA who merged her company K Sports & Entertainment into Vanguard Sports Group - the NFL practive founded by Joby Branion!

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, but both Branion and Kuliga described the deal as more of a merger than an acquisition. K Sports will be folded into Vanguard, which Branion formed in 2014 after working for more than 10 years at big NFL firm Athletes First. Kuliga will become director of business development.

Kuliga is known for representing former quarterback Doug Flutie and negotiating his $33 million deal with the San Diego Chargers in 2001. What isn’t as well-known is that she has quietly developed a marketing, consulting and event management business for corporate clients.

K Sports corporate clients include the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and its athlete ambassador program, as well as a private equity firm, an emerging beverage and snack company, and several golf tournaments that Kuliga declined to identify. The services provided to those organizations include project-based marketing, event management, corporate hospitality and other business development services. K Sports employee Katharine “Kat” White, who led that agency’s event management, will also join Vanguard.

Kuliga has continued to represent Flutie after his playing career, managing his relationships with NBC Sports, Instaflex and Eastern Bank, as well as other business endeavors.

She also represents about 10 NFL clients, including Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle T.Y. McGill, New York Jets punter Ross Martin and Jylan Ware, an Alabama State offensive tackle who was drafted in the seventh round this year by the Oakland Raiders.

Vanguard represents about 25 NFL players, including Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller.[Sports Business Daily - May 29, 2017]



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Congratulations to past NSMN speaker and two-time Olympic Medalist NANCY KERRIGAN on a terrific effort as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. Nancy is represented by her husband, NSMN National Executive Board member & StarGames CEO JERRY SOLOMON.

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TAYLOR'S BRYAN HARRIS APPOINTED TO NSMN NYC CHAPTER BOARD

TAYLOR IS A SUPPORTING MEMBER

BRYAN HARRIS has spent 35 years in the marketing communications industry and has inspired a generation of professionals with his insight, strategic counsel and thought leadership. He joined Taylor in 1989 and has managed a wide variety of accounts for leading global brands such as Bristol-Myers, GSK, Gillette, MasterCard, Pitney Bowes and Panini America.

Since 2004, Bryan has served as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner. During a period of significant growth and evolution for Taylor over the past decade, he has overseen the development and transformation of the agency’s core operating functions, including finance, IT, and HR. He also manages agency marketing initiatives, which includes all aspects of branding, owned social media channels, and awards and recognition; and plays a lead role in business development. READ MORE



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

OCTAGON IS A PATRON PLUS MEMBER

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




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