NSMN WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
NSMN welcomes Brian Socolow and Doug Masters, Partners, Loeb & Loeb LLC to the New York City Chapter Board and the Chicago Chapter Board, respectively.
Special thanks and appreciation to New York City Chapter Board member MIKE REISMAN who supported NSMN's Sports Tackles Cancer initative with a check donation to the American Cancer Society. Velocity Sports & Entertainment became the event sponsor of the most recent Sports Tackles Cancer fundraiser. 100% of the donation went to cancer research.
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Los Angeles Chapter Board member JEFFREY POLLACK leaves World Series of Poker. Contact him on Twitter @jeffreypollack
Boston Board member RICH GOTHAM is featured in Boston Globe article on social media and the Celtics:
Clicking on, off court - November 10, 2009 Read it now
Board members KATHY CARTER and DONNA GOLDSMITH honored by FORBES as two of the most powerful women in sports.
Boston Chapter Board Member ED LYNCH has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development, Sports at Sentient Jet.
Denver Chapter Board Member JIM MILLMAN has left his position as Executive Director of USA Boxing.
Philadelphia Chapter Board Member MARK DONOVAN is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles after six years to join the Kansas City Chiefs as COO.
Congratulations to NSMN Board member TOLA MURPHY-BARAN on the launch of The Holgate Group.
New York City Chapter Board Member JEFF PRICE has resigned as President of SI Digital after three years in the position, seven total years with SI.
Longtime NYC Chapter Board member ED HORNE teams up with criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina to launch new sports marketing agency: Madison Avenue Sports & Entertainment. Ed left he NHL in April after 15 years with the league.
Congratulations to Boston Chapter Board member SAM KENNEDY who was promoted to President, Fenway Sports Group.
JIM ANDREWS, Senior Vice President/Editorial Director, IEG, LLC joins NSMN Chicago Chapter Board.
National Board member PETER LAND joins PepsiCo Americas Beverages as Senior Vice President, Communications.
Longtime San Francisco Chapter Board Member PAT GALLAGHER announced that he is leaving the Giants after 32 years. Gallagher, an early pioneer of sports marketing and a driving force in changing the way Major League Baseball marketed itself to fans, came to the Giants in 1976, shortly after Bob Lurie saved the franchise from moving to Toronto. For more than 20 years, he served as the senior vice president for business operations, overseeing various aspects of the non-baseball business for the club, including advertising, promotions, public relations, sales and marketing, ballpark operations and community relations. Gallagher was credited with a number of innovative marketing campaign and initiatives, including the "Croix de Candlestick" reward for fans braving extra inning night games at the 'Stick, the anti-mascot Crazy Crab and the performance of the Great Wallenda -who walked on a tight rope suspended from the foul poles between a double header at Candlestick Park in 1977. He also played a lead role in the development of AT&T Park. In 2000, Gallagher became president of Giants Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Giants which he created to develop non-baseball ventures and business opportunities for the company. Giants Enterprises has been recognized as an industry leader for unique special event production. Gallagher also serves as the chairman of the San Francisco Visitors and Convention Bureau, chairman of San Francisco's Tourism Improvement District and is a board member of the California Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. [Giants]
Philadelphia Chapter Board member RICH LISK left the ECHL, Inc at the end of April.
Chicago Chapter and National Board member JEANNIE GOLDSTEIN has left Ogilvy Action to start Pulse Sports and Entertainment a Sponsorship Consulting group, an agency that will handle working with clients and agencies to recommend the right properties, negotiate deals and help clients leverage programs. Her client roster includes longtime client United Airlines.
Sports Licensing Summit Advisory Board member RICK ISAACSON leaves MG after over 40 years with the company to join SKI & Company.
Charlotte Chapter Board member JOHN MILLER has joined Rusty Wallace Racing as Vice President, Business Development. John was formerly with Xceed Sports Marketing.
Chicago Chapter Board Member BOB BERNSTEIN adds the title of Managing Director of newly formed MC Media, a multi-agency media planning and buying unit that just won the MillerCoors business. Bob also remains EVP, Media Director of Draftfcb in Chicago.
New York City Chapter Board member LISA BAIRD is named Chief Marketing Officer, United States Olympic Committee.
New York City Chapter Board member JOE FAVORITO has continued his brand marketing and communications consulting post -IFL and is now working with Dr. Harvey Schiller and the IBAF, the AVP, Global Options, rotohog.com, and several other projects as well as continuing to teach at Columbia.
Chicago Board member JOHN GUPPY announces formation of Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing LLC, a boutique soccer consultancy focused on helping brands – both Soccer & Corporate brands – connect with the US soccer consumer.
New York Chapter Board Member RICK SINGER, Director of Worldwide Sponsorship marketing at IBM, was promoted to Vice President/Client Executive Marketing.
Chicago Chapter Board member JULIE KOEWLER has joined Accenture as the Global Advertising Director. Julie was previously with United.
Formerly the General Manager of the Philadelphia Soul, Philadelphia Chapter Board member RICH LISK joins the ECHL as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Read article
Chicago Board member MIKE POLISKY is named President of Chicago Wolves. Most recently, he was the President of the Chicago Rush.
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Chicago Chapter Board member Mark Nystuen has joined the Kineo Group as an equity principal. Formed in 2007 by senior leaders from some of the top brands and agencies in the world, The Kineo Group is a Chicago-based, integrated marketing firm providing strategic counsel and executive that builds and grows brands. Learn more at www.thekineogroup.com
Bobcats Chief Marketing Officer Greg Economou leaves team.
Board member Wally Hayward is no longer with Relay Worldwide.
Congratulations to Board member and Chicago Rush President/General Manager Mike Polisky who was named EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR by the Arena Football League. The Chicago Rush won the 2008 Arena Football League Commissioner’s Award, given to the league’s Organization of the Year.
Board member Keith Bruce has been promoted to President of SportsMark.
Charltote Chapter Board member Mike Bartelli joins Petty Enterprises as their
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.
Boston Chapter Board member Rob Friedman re-joins John Hancock/Manulife Financial as Assistant Vice President, Sponsorship and Event Marketing. He will manage the company's national sponsorships and major events, as well as the company's large scale incentive meetings.
Board member Karianne Kraus becomes Vice President, Marketing Services for TrinityOne Worldwide. The agency specializes in consulting, revenue generation, content creation and brand awareness for sports teams, venues, athletes, personalities, corporations, and entertainment and media entities.
Mike Bartelli leaves Millsport, where he created and led the Motorsports division since 2000.
Jeff Kravitz joins Fox Rothschild, LLP as Partner.
Jeff focuses his practice on intellectual property and entertainment matters. His practice includes business and intellectual property litigation for: copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition, media, libel and trade secret law.
Dean Kessel has left Sprint to become President of Victory Junction Gang Camp. Learn more about Victory Junction Gang at: www.victoryjunction.org
HONORS: We congratulate NSMN Board members Wally Hayward, Sam Kennedy, Michael Levine and Tim Pernetti for the honor of the 2008 Sports Business Journal "Forty Under 40" Award.
Congratulations to New York City Chapter Board Members Brett Yormark and Ken Podziba who were honored at the 7th Annual UJA Sports for Youth luncheon in NYC on March 19.The event raised more than $200,000 to refurbish decaying sports facilities for children of all ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Congratulations to Philadelphia Board member Jim Jenks who recently left the position of Sports Editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer to join MLB Advanced Media as the Vice President/ Executive Producer. Jim will continue on both the Philadelphia and NYC Boards for NSMN. Reconnect with Jim Jenks
Chicago Chapter Board member Jim Sofranko has left the Chicago Blackhawks after 18 years with the organization. Reconnect with Jim Sofranko
Congratulations to Board member Doug Perlman who opened Accrue Sports & Entertainment. Reconnect with Doug Perlman
Board Member ROBERT CRAMER joins Glaceau as Vice President of Sports Marketing.
Denver Chapter Board Member STEVE SANDER joins Mayor Hickenlooper's staff as the Director of Strategic Marketing for the City of Denver.
Congratulations to Charlotte Chapter Board member MIKE BARTELLI who was promoted to Presient, Millsport Motorsports Division. Mike founded the division in 2000.