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AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE SPORTS

SPONSORSHIP PORTFOLIO

WITH:

FEATURING A ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH:



JACKIE WOODWARD
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING CONNECTIONS
MILLERCOORS


Interviewed by:

JENNIFER KARPF
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR
NATIONAL SPORTS MARKETING NETWORK (NSMN)

 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6:00 - 8:30pm

OMNI Chicago Hotel
676 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

MEMBERS ONLY

With a diverse portfolio of more than 35 brand families, MillerCoors is one of the highest profile sports marketers in the country. Jackie Woodward, Vice President of Marketing Connections at MillerCoors, will outline how the brewer uses sports partnerships to strengthen a brand’s connection to its consumers, drive retail activation and create great local relevance for its brands. Whether it’s through advertising, special events, retail programming or digital and social media, MillerCoors continues to demonstrate innovative new ways to activate sports partnerships.

Whether it’s national alliances such as the NHL and NASCAR, team alliances across all the major sports, college sports partnerships or niche partnerships with organizations such as PRCA rodeo and U.S. Rugby, MillerCoors brands are involved with the sports that matter most to their consumers.

Join us on July 29 in Chicago to hear how one of the premier
companies in the world leverages sports and entertainment partnerships
to build world class brands. 

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CHICAGO CHAPTER MEMBERS

Last updated: August 14, 2014
View the ENTIRE Membership Company List
Check the status of your membership: email customerservice @sportsmarketingnetwork.com

1WORLD Sports
ABC Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales
Accenture (corporate member)
Acme World Sports
Active Marketing Group
Ad Comm Outdoors
ADROC Productions, Inc
AG Interactive
Ahklun Sports and Entertainment
All Golf
All Season Extreme
Allstate Insurance Company (corporate member)
Apollo Group Inc.
Arlington International Racecourse
ARMAS Marketing
Arrei Management
Barnstorm Marketing Group
Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Network (corporate member)
Big Ten Sports Properties
Birdsong 3
Blitz Branding
Bloom, Gross & Associates
Booma Marketing Solutions
Burns Entertainment
CBS - Channel 2
CBS College Sports
CBS Interactive
CBS Radio/Chicago
CBSSports.com
CBS Sports College Network
Center Solutions
Centerboard, Inc.
Centro (corporate member)
Chicago Bears (corporate member)
Chicago Bears Radio
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Creative Partnership (corporate member)
Chicago Cubs (corporate member)
Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA)
Chicago Education Project
Chicago Event Management
Chicago Fire Soccer Club (corporate member)
Chicago Force Football
Chicago Half Marathon
Chicago Lights
Chicago Park District
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Sport and Social Club
Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners (patron member)
Chicago Sports Commission (corporate member)
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicagoland Speedway & Rt. 66 Raceway (corporate member)
CHSC Foundation - Chicago High School Classic
Clear Image Media Group
Comcast SportsNet - Chicago
Comcast Spotlight Chicago
Competitor Group (corporate member)
Continuum Sports LLC | BMC Racing Team
CP & Company
Current
Current Lifestyle Marketing
DDB Chicago
DePaul University Athletics
DePaul University - Sports Management Program
Dig Communications
DNA Digital Media Group
Dover Corporation
Dynamic Sports
E7 Sports
Edel Partners
Element - L2
Engage Marketing
Entertainment Marketing Inc.
ESPN
EventPro Strategies
EXACT Sports
FCBX
FEST Sports, Inc.
Firefly Legal, Inc.
FishBait Marketing, LLC
First Funding
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
Follett Corporation
FOX Sports Interactive
Fox Sports Net
Frost Motorsports, LLC/ National Speedway Directory (corporate member)
FSN Home Team Access
Fun Enterprises, LLC (corporate member)
Gameplan Branding Group
Gameplan Creative
Gardner Carton & Douglas
Gatorade
Gearupforsports.com
Genesco Sports Enterprises (patron member)
Getty Images
Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing (corporate member)
Global Sourcing Connection
Goehausen Associates, Inc
Good Sports, Inc.
Grand Central Marketing
Gravitas Marketing, Inc.
Great Midwest Sports Management
Green Thumb Marketing
Hamilton Exhibits
Home Team Sports-Fox Sports Media Group
Howard Brown Health Center
HSBC
Hudson
Ideas for Corporate Entertainment
IEG (corporate member) @IEG
Illinois State University Athletics
Illinois Swimming
IMG Worldwide (corporate member)
Incredible Technologies
Indiana University Foundation
InPlay Sports and Events
InStadium, Inc. (corporate member) @InStadiumInc
Intersport (corporate member) @IntersportBuzz
Iris Pepper
Jan Barkell Insights, LLC
Jessup Manufacturing Company (corporate member) @JessupMfg
Journal Broadcast Group
KemperLesnik
Kids Sports Entertainment
KORE Software
Lammi Sports Management (corporate member)
Leo Burnett Advertising
Levy Restaurants (corporate member)
Life Time Fitness, Inc. (corporate member)
LimeGreen Event Marketing
Li-Ning, USA
Live Action Media
Live Nation Entertainment
M Group Communications
Madison Sports Partnerships
Magnani Continuum Marketing
Marketing Connections
Marketing Werks
Masterplan Group International
MATTER, Inc. (corporate member)
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
MCMedia
Memoroboblia
Midwest Cycling Series, LLC
Millennium Sales & Marketing
MillerCoors (corporate member)
M.J. Taylor & Company
MJE Inc.
MKTG Inc.
M M & J Sports & Entertainment Marketing
MMW Marketing LLC
Moglia Advisors
Momentum Worldwide (corporate member)
MonLisaGram Inc.
MSNBC.com
MTV Networks
National Collegiate Scouting Association
National Speedway Directory (corporate member)
Navy Pier
NBC Sports Group
NegroLeagueLegends.org
New Futuro
New Horizons
NEXT/NOW
NIU Media Services
NM Marketing Communications
North American Association of Basketball
Northern Illinois University / Graduate Studies in Sports Mgmt.
Northwestern Sports Properties
Northwestern University Athletics (corporate member)
Novel Media
O2K Worldwide Management Group
OMNI Hotels & Resorts (patron plus member) @OMNIHotels
OptionIT
Orange Street Partners, LLC
Owner's Pass LLC
Paladin
Paragon Marketing Group, LLC
Pella Corporation
PGC MarketLink
Positive Coaching Alliance - Chicago
Priority Sports & Entertainment
Professional Championship Bullriders
Proforma Third Coast
RacingIn.com
Red Bull North America
Red Frog Events
RKT Consulting Services, Inc.
Robert Brandt & Associates
Roberts Consulting
SB Nation
Schwartz Sports Inc.
Scoutware
Sign One
Silver Chalice Ventures
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Smart Business Network, Inc.
SMV Group
SpecEvent Entertainment
Spectrum Sports Management
Sports Brain (corporate member)
Sports Illustrated (corporate member)
SportsLogica
Sports Media, Inc.
Starcom
STATS (corporate member)
Stone Ward Advertising
Synergy Marketing Partners
Take2Media
Team Marketing Report
Team Sports Business Initiative
Team Sports, Inc.
Ten 27 Cycles
The Batterz Box, Inc.
The Gershman Group Event Production
The Golf Channel
The KAS Group Inc
The M Group
The Parking Spot
The Pros' Choice
The Segerdahl Group
The Whistle
Time Warner Cable
Tip-Top Branding
Titus Sports Marketing (corporate member)
TLM Enterprises
TNS Media Intelligence/ CMR
Top Tier Baseball
Tour Edge Golf
TPN, Inc.
Triple E
Traffic Pulse Network
Treiber Research Resources
Tribune Media Group
Tribune Media Net
Triumph Books
TRS Sport
UIC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
United States Professional Volleyball
University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame Athletics
University of Wisconsin Athletic Department
Upshot
U/S Sports Advisors
USA TODAY Sports Weekly
Valparaiso University
Vasta & Associates, Inc.
Village of Libertyville
WCSN
Weston Solutions, Inc.
Western Golf Association
WGN-TV
Wilburn Thomas
Wildman Harrold
Windy City ThunderBolts Professional Baseball
Winnercomm Sports
World Adult Kickball Association
World Sport Chicago
Wunderman
Zucker Sports

Student Memberships
Illinois State University
Northwestern University
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Past Events / Chicago Chapter

MARCH 2014
POST-OLYMPICS WRAP-UP: SPONSOR TELLS ALL
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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.

Interviewed by: Jennifer Karpf
, Director, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)


JULY 2013
MEMBER NETWORKING NIGHT
Co-hosted by:

nsmn
&
livenation

Foundation Room @ House of Blues

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Members in attendance:

1World Sports
ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales
Accenture
Allstate Insurance Company
Arlington International Racecourse - Front Row Marketing Services
BCKSTGR Media (NYC Chapter member)
Big Ten Network
Big Ten Sports Properties
Chicago District Golf Association
Chicago Public Schools
Chicagoland Speedway / Route 66 Raceway
Chicago Sports & Entertaiment Partners
Chicago Sports Commission
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Competitor Group
Current Lifestyle Marketing
Fanbrandz, LLC (NYC Chapter member)
Front Row Marketing Services - Arlington International Racecourse
Front Row Marketing Services - Sears Centre Arena
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Genesco Sports Enterprises
Home Team Marketing
IEG LLC
IMG Consulting
Intersport
KemperLesnik
Lifetime Fitness
Marketing Partnerships International
Marketing Werks
Matter, Inc.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
MillerCoors
Moglia Advisors
Momentum Worldwide
National Speedway Directory
Navy Pier
Northwestern Athletics
Octagon
Only Prairie State Cycling Series
Red Frog Events
Salvi Sports Enterprises, LLC
Sears Centre Arena - Front Row Marketing Services
Sequence Sports
Team Sports Inc.
The Marketing Arm
Tribune Media Group
TSGMI
U/S Sports Advisors
Vasta & Associates, Inc.
Weston Solutions Green Redevelopment
Wunderman

JULY 2012
THE BUSINESS OF THE OLYMPICS: THE ROAD TO LONDON & BEYOND

Opening Remarks:



Scott Myers
Executive Director
World Sport Chicago
www.worldsportchicago.org


Keynote Speaker:


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Scott Blackmun
Chief Executive Officer
United States Olympic Committee
READ BIO




Discussion Moderator:


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Philip Hersh
Olympic Sports Writer
Chicago Tribune & Tribune Company Newspapers
READ BIO


Discussion Leaders:

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Lisa Baird
Chief Marketing Officer
United States Olympic Committee
READ BIO


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John Birmingham
Chief Marketing Officer
DeVry University
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Pam Hollander
Senior Director, Marketing
Allstate Insurance Company



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Dan Levy
Vice President, Action Sports & Olympics
Wasserman Media Group
[Agent for Mia Hamm, Alex Morgan,
Abby Wambach]

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John Lewicki
Head of Global Alliance Marketing
McDonald's
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Patrick Quinn
Olympic Agent & Partner
Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners
READ BIO
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Rob Prazmark
Founder & CEO
21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Group
[One of the creators of the TOP program & former consultant, IOC]
READ BIO

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Matt Stutzman
The Armless Archer
2012 Paralympian / World Record Holder




FEBRUARY 2012
THE STATE OF SPORTS BUSINESS: AN INDUSTRY FORECAST - A REFLECTION ON 2011 & A LOOK AHEAD

OPENING SPEAKER:



Sam Stark
Executive Director
Chicago Sports Commission

DISCUSSION LEADERS:

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CO-FACILITATOR:
Jim Andrews

Senior Vice President / Content Strategy
IEG
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CO-FACILITATOR:
Julie Koewler
Global Advertising Director
Accenture
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Michael Belot
Ryder Cup Director
2012 Ryder Cup

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Wally Hayward
Executive Vice President
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Chicago Cubs
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Chris Hibbs
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Chicago Bears

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Scott Paddock
President
Chicagoland Speedway &
Route 66 Raceway
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Carey Pinkowski

Executive Race Director
Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Steve Schanwald

Executive Vice President,
Business Operations
Chicago Bulls

OCTOBER 2011

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THINK-TANK PARTICIPANTS:

Georgina Flores
Georgina Flores

Director, Multicultural
Allstate Insurance Company
Roger Garcia
Roger Garcia

Director of Marketing Outreach - Hispanic
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
JohnGuppy
John Guppy
President & Founder
Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing
(Clients include Degree Men,
Fox Soccer/Fox Deportes, Heineken,
ICONS, Pepsi and Yingli Solar)
Marcus Jadotte
Marcus Jadotte

Vice President, Public Affairs &
Multicultural Development
NASCAR
Lonnie Limon
Lonnie Limon
Vice President, Hispanic Marketing
The Marketing Arm
Ken Muench
Ken Muench
Senior Vice President
Director of Strategic Planning
Draftfcb
Al Patel
Al Patel

Vice President, Multicultural
MillerCoors
Julian Posada
Julian Posada
President
Chicago Fire
JessicaPriego
Jessica Priego
Director, Advertising &
Multicultural Sales & Marketing
Chicago White Sox
Brad Rothenberg
Brad Rothenberg

Partner
BRC Group & Alianza de Futbol Hispano


APRIL 2011
THE IMPACT OF A WORK STOPPAGE ON SPORTS BUSINESS: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT & HOW DO WE PREPARE?

Discussion Leaders:

Bob Dittrich Bob Dittrich
Vice President
Genesco Sports Enterprises
(Agency for Pepsi, Frito Lay, MillerCoors, Motorola, Campbell’s Soup, Verizon Wireless)
Howard Griffith Howard Griffith
11-year NFL Veteran / 2x Super Bowl Champion
On-Air Studio Analyst, Big Ten Network & Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Author, "Laying It on the Line, Notes of a Team Player"
Founder, Hyde Park Jr. Spartans Youth Football Program
Founder, Turbo Athletics
David Haugh David Haugh
Sports Columnist
Chicago Tribune
Kristen Kuliga Kristen Kuliga
President
K Sports & Entertainment
(NFL agent)
Terry Lefton Moderator:
Terry Lefton

Editor-at-Large
Sports Business Daily/SportsBusiness Journal
Mike McCartney Mike McCartney
Director of Football Operations
Priority Sports & Entertainment

NOVEMBER 2010
LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO WIN IN SPORTS: YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS - NOW WHAT?
CREATING NEW WAYS TO INCREASE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT

Discussion Leaders:

Jeff Price
Co-Moderator:
Jeff Price
President & Publisher
Sporting News
Jim Sofranko
Co-Moderator:
Jim Sofranko
Vice President,
Groupon
Adam Kempenaar
Adam Kempenaar
Director, New Media & Publications
Chicago Blackhawks
Steve Mura
Steve Mura
Director of Digital Marketing
MillerCoors
Scott Reifert
Scott Reifert
Vice President, Communications
Chicago White Sox
Bret Werner
Bret Werner
Managing Partner
Catalyst Public Relations

JULY 2010
SPECIAL EVENT
SPORTS TACKLES CANCER FUNDRAISER




JANUARY 2010
THE EVOLUTION & ROLE OF ROI IN SPORTS: WHY MEASUREMENT SHOWS SPORTS SPONSORSHIP IS A MAJOR ELEMENT OF THE MARKETING MIX

EVENT SPONSORS:

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Moderator:
Mark Silverman
President
Big Ten Network
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Larry Albus

Senior Consultant
IEG Sponsorship Consulting
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Jeff Eccleston
Vice President, Group Director
Sponsorship Research International (SRi)
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Jon Last
President
Sports & Leisure Research Group
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Michael Neuman
President
Amplify Sports & Entertainment
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Chris Sinta
Director,
Integrated Planning & Sponsorships
ConAgra Foods
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Brian Williams
Senior Vice President,
Digital Marketing & CRM
Kaleidoscope & General Motors R*Works

 


DECEMBER 2009
SPECIAL EVENT
SPORTS TACKLES CANCER FUNDRAISER

Fundraiser and Networking Event
Learn more at www.sportstacklescancer.com


SEPTEMBER 2009
SHOULD CHICAGO WIN THE 2016 OLYMPIC BID, WHAT WILL THE IMPACT BE ON SPORTS MARKETING IN THE UNITED STATES OVER THE NEXT 7-8 YEARS?

Discussion Leaders:

Baird
Lisa Baird
Chief Marketing Officer
United States Olympic Committee
Bertomeu
Lisa Bertomeu
Area Director of Sales & Marketing - Chicago
Hilton Hotels
Hollander
Pam Hollander
Director of Sponsorships, Promotions & PR
Integrated Marketing Communications
Allstate Insurance Company
Doug Logan
Doug Logan
Chief Executive Officer
USA Track & Field
 
Prazmark
Robert Prazmark
Founder / CEO
21 Marketing
Rein
Facilitator:
Irving Rein, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies
Northwestern University
School Of Communication
Simonds
Tim Simonds
Managing Director Marketing
and Customer Experience
United Airlines
Shifrin
Jeff Shifrin
President
Octagon North America
 

JUNE 2009
THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY & HOW IT IMPACTS THE SPORTS INDUSTRY

Event Sponsors:
NSMNNSMN

Discussion Leaders:

MikePolisky
Moderator:
Mike Polisky
President
Chicago Wolves
BobBernstein
Bob Bernstein
Managing Director,
MC Media / Executive Vice President, Media Director Draftfcb
JeannieGoldstein
Jeannie Goldstein
President
Pulse Sports & Entertainment
BillHerriott
Bill Herriott
Director
Sports Sales
WGN-TV
ChrisHibbs
Chris Hibbs
Senior Director,
Sales & Marketing
Chicago Bears
Julie Koewler
Julie Koewler
Global Advertising Director
Accenture
John Lewicki
John Lewicki
Senior Director, Alliance Marketing
McDonald's
BrianMieth
Brian Mieth
Vice President, Sports & Entertainment
ICON International,
an Omnicom Company
MarkSilverman
Mark Silverman
President
Big Ten Network

FEBRUARY 2009
SPECIAL EVENT
FUNDRAISER FOR SPORTS TACKLES CANCER
Members-only cocktail reception at House of Blues to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 100% of the money raised was donated to cancer via NSMN's new charitable initiative: Sports Tackles Cancer. Learn more at www.sportstacklescancer.com


JANUARY 2009
THE STATE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SPORTS: WHAT EVERY SPORTS MARKETER NEEDS TO KNOW TO GENERATE REVENUE, INCREASE TEH FAN BASE, SELL MERCHANDISE AND ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS TODAY
A look at how user-generated websites, blogs, mobile content and fantasy games are driving fan interest and broadening fan bases - outside the telecast


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Discussion Leader:
Jeff Price

President
SI.com
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Joe Inzerillo
Senior Vice President,
Multimedia and Distribution
Major League Baseball Advanced Media
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Pranav Pandit
Group Director of Strategy, Digital / PepsiCo/Quaker
OMD
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Justin Shaffer
Founder, Hotpotato
Former Senior Vice President, New Media
Major League Baseball Advanced Media, L.P.
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Pete Vlastelica
CEO
Yardbarker


MARCH 2008
THE BUSINESS OF COLLEGE SPORTS

Speakers:


John Althoff
Collegiate Sports
Sponsorship Coordinator
State Farm Insurance

Boo Corrigan
Associate Athletic Director, Corporate Relations and Marketing
University of Notre Dame

Teddy Greenstein

Sports Writer
Chicago Tribune

Pam Hollander
Director, Sponsorship Marketing
Allstate Insurance

Tim Lynde
Manager,
Sports Marketing
Home Depot

Burke Magnus
Senior Vice President, College Sports Programming
ESPN/ABC

Tim Pernetti
Executive Vice President
CBS College
Sports Network

Jean Lenti Ponsetto
Athletic Director
DePaul University

Dave Revsine
Lead Studio Host
Big Ten Network

Mark Silverman
President
Big Ten Network

Ben C. Sutton, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
ISP Sports

Jeff Urban
Senior Vice President,
Sports & Event Marketing
Gatorade


DECEMBER 2007
SPECIAL EVENT
MIDWEST BRAND EXCHANGE

1st ever Sports Sponsor THINK-TANK
Sports Sponsor Think-Tank
Learn More & View Speakers


SEPTEMBER 2007
SPORTS & SCANDAL: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED AND HOW WE PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE
Speakers:
- Stu Courtney, Sports Editor, Chicago Sun-Times
- Luis Hernandez
, Director,Public Relations, Chicago White Sox
- Nova Lanktree
, Executive Vice President, Marketing Services, CSMG International
- Scott Novak
, Senior Vice President, Dan Klores Communications
- James "Big Cat" Williams
, Color Commentator, Chicago Rush Arena Football (Former Lineman, Chicago Bears)
- Alan Zucker
, Senior Vice President, Athlete Marketing, IMG
Moderator:
Corey McPherrin, Sports Anchor, FOX News Chicago/FOX Kickoff Live


AUGUST 2007
SUMMER NETWORKING NIGHT
Chicago Yacht Club


JUNE 2007
COMPETING WITH TRADITIONAL STICK -n- BALL: HOW THE CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY BROKE DOWN CITY WALLS AND WON THE FANS
Speakers
:
- Matt Alexander
, President, Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway
- Dockery Clark, Director of Sports and Alliance Marketing, Miller Brewing Company
- Justin Craig, Program Director, ESPN 1000 
- Jim Obermeyer, Managing Director, Brand and Consumer, Marketing, NASCAR 
- Greg Salah, Vice President, Marketing, USG 
- Bobby Wilkinson
, Manager, National Sponsorships, State Farm Insurance
Moderator:
- Ben Shields, Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University, Co-author of "The Elusive Fan: Reinventing Sports in a Crowded Marketplace"


FEBRUARY 2007
A CONVERSATION WITH:

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Mark Silverman
President
Big Ten Network
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Jim Delany
Commissioner
Big Ten Conference

Moderator:
Teddy Greenstein

Sports Writer
Chicago Tribune


NOVEMBER 2006
THE BUSINESS OF FOOTBALL: NEW SEASON, NEW NIGHT FOR PRIME TIME, NEW LEADERSHIP: WHAT WILL THIS MEAN FOR THE LEAGUE?

OPENING SPEAKER: 
"The NFL  - Yesterday & Today: The Retrospective of a Champion" with Shaun Gayle, President, Shaun Gayle, LLC  (Member of '85 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears) 
Speakers:
- Kathleen Finato, Sr Director, North America Marketing, Mobile Devices Business, Motorola
- Ted Phillips,
President & CEO, Chicago Bears Football Club
- Mike Polisky, President & General Manager, Chicago Rush
-
Fletcher Smith, Executive Vice President, Football, CSMG Sports
- James "Big Cat" Williams, Color Commentator, Chicago Rush Arena Football (Former Lineman, Chicago Bears)
- Rod Zimmerman, SVP/Market Manager, CBS Radio Chicago
Moderator:
- Megan Mawicke, Sports Anchor / Reporter, CBS 2 News


SEPTEMBER 2006
CHICAGO 2016: WHY THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR CHICAGO TO WIN THE 2016 OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES
Speakers:

- Philip Hersh, Olympic Sports Writer, Chicago Tribune  
- Michael Kontos, Senior Vice President, Hill & Knowlton [Advisor to Chicago 2016
- Michael Segobiano, Director of Marketing, City of Chicago
- William Scherr, 1988 Olympic Bronze Medalist - Wrestling;  Distinguished Member, National Wrestling Hall of Fame; Class of 1998; South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2003 [Chicago 2016 Committee member]
Moderator:
- Wally Hayward, Chairman & CEO, Relay Sponsorship & Event Marketing


JULY 2006
THE CHANGING FACE OF SPORTS MEDIA
Speakers:

- Bill Adee, Sports Editor, Chicago Tribune
- Phil Bedella, Vice President / Assistant GM, Comcast SportsNet
- Jeff Price, President, SI Digital
- Bob Snyder, Principal, Beason Broadcast Partners, Ltd.
- Larry Wert, President, NBC-5
Moderator:
- Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, Sports Business Daily & Sports Business Journal


MAY 2006
A NEW ERA OF CHICAGO SPORTS
Speakers:

- Dave Cowens, General Manager & Head Coach, Chicago Sky
- Tom Fox, Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing, Gatorade
- John Paxson, EVP, Basketball Operations, Chicago Bulls
- Mike Polisky, President & General Manager, Chicago Rush
- Dale Tallon, General Manager, Chicago Blackhawks
Moderator:
- Corey McPherrin, Sports Anchor, FOX News Chicago/FOX Kickoff Live


APRIL 2005
SPRING MIXER


SEPTEMBER 2004
LEVERAGING SPORTS MARKETING ASSETS IN ADVERTISING

Panelists:
- Dustin Cohn, Director of Advertising, Gatorade
- Tariq Hassan, Element 79 (Agency for Gatorade)
- Sean McGrath, Vice President, Management Director, Foote Cone & Belding (Agency for Coors Light)
- Karen Uhler, Senior Marketing Manager, Allstate Insurance Company (Proud Sponsor, Home and Auto Insurance, 2004 U.S. Olympic Team)
- Raphael Viton, Executive Vice President & Director of Client Leadership, Two by Four (Agency for Wrangler Jeans)
Moderator:
- Jim Kirk, Chicago Tribune


AUGUST 2004
ANNUAL SUMMER NET
WORKING PARTY


JULY 2004
THE MAKING OF THE LASALLE BANK CHICAGO MARATHON: HOW SPONSORS, MEDIA AND FANS CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A WORLD CLASS RACE
Panelists:

- Tom Gray, Mayor’s Office of Special Events, City of Chicago
- David Kennedy, Deputy Director of Recreation and Programs, Chicago Park District
- Carey Pinkowski, Executive Race Director, LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
- Bob Richards, Chicago Sun-Times
- Tom Schnecke, Vice President, Broadcast Operations/Engineering, CBS2 WBBM-TV
- Rita Spaccapaniccia, Advertising Manager, Dominick's/Safeway
Moderator:
- David Juday, ESPN Radio 1000


MAY 2004
THE BUSINESS OF SOCCER
Panelists:

- Dan Flynn, Secretary General/CEO, U.S. Soccer Federation
- Dan Levy, Olympics/Women’s Sports, Octagon (Agent to Mia Hamm)
- Brad Rothenberg, Partner, BRC Group
- Peter Wilt, General Manager, Chicago Fire
Moderator:
- Jim Moorhouse, Director of Communications, U.S. Soccer Federation


JANUARY 2004
PUTTING FANS IN SEATS: WHY SELLING MORE THAN TICKETS KEEPS THEM COMING
Panelists:
- Chris Boyer, Asst. Athletic Director, Marketing & Sponsorship, Northwestern University
- Ron Contorno, President, Full House Entertainment Database Marketing
- Dan Migala, Editor, The Migala Report
- Jeff Morander, Director, Stadium Sales & Services, Chicago Bears
- Doug Ryan, Director of Ticket Sales, Chicago Blackhawks
Moderator:
- Jim Sofranko, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, Chicago Blackhawks


NOVEMBER 2003
SPONSOR SHOWCASE WITH THE CHICAGO BEARS
Panelists:

- Dave Greeley, Chief Marketing Officer, Chicago Bears
- Rich Reider, Event Marketing Manager, Miller Brewing Company
- Scott Voris, Promotions Director, GMR Works (Cadillac)
Moderator:
- Jim Kirk, Columnist, Chicago Tribune


OCTOBER 2003
AFTER THE FALL: ATHLETE MARKETING IN THE POST-KOBE BRYANT ERA

Panelists:
- Ray DeThorne, Executive Vice President/Account Director, Leo Burnett USA
- Nova Lanktree, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Lanktree/CSMG Sports
- Gary Swain, Senior Vice President, North American Events & Managing Director, IMG
- Karen Uhler, Senior Marketing Manager, Allstate Insurance
- Bob Williams, President, Burns Sports & Celebrities
Moderator:
- Wally Hayward, CEO, Relay Sports & Event Marketing


SEPTEMBER 2003
TECHNOLOGICALLY SPEAKING: INSIGHTS INTO THE CHANGING WORLD OF SPORTS & TECHNOLOGY
Panelists:
- Jeff Eberwein, Chief Information Officer, United Center / Chicago Bulls / Chicago Blackhawks
- Walter Lis, Director of Marketing, STATS Inc.
- Tracy Schoenadel, Vice President, TNSSPORT / Executive Director, ESPN Sports Poll
- Dan Migala, Editor, The Migala Report


AUGUST 2003
THE BUSINESS OF GOLF

Panelists: 
- Scott Cassin, Vice President, Sports Marketing, LaSalle Bank
- John Kaczkowski, Tournament Director, Western Golf Association
- Robert Markionni, Executive Director, Chicago District Golf Association
- Nick Paul, Vice President, Management Director, 361° Chicago 
Moderator: 
- Jeff Rude, Senior Writer, Golfweek Magazine 


JULY 2003
AN OLYMPIAN EFFORT: SALES AND MARKETING OF THE GAMES

Panelists:
- Jeannie Goldstein, Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Frankel
- Mike Moran, Olympic Consultant, Edelman Sports & Entertainment Marketing  (former USOC Chief Communications Officer)
- Rob Prazmark, President, Olympic Sales & Marketing, IMG
Moderator: 
- Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, Sports Business Daily/Sports Business Journal


JUNE 2003
SUMMER NETWORKING NIGHT 


MAY 2003
CHICAGO WHITE SOX & U.S. CELLULAR
Panelists: 

- Alan Ferber, Vice President of Marketing, U.S. Cellular
- Rob Gallas, SVP, Marketing & Broadcasting, Chicago White Sox
Moderator:
- Jim Kirk, Columnist, Chicago Tribune 


APRIL 2003
THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN SPORTS
Panelists: 

- Kevin Adler, Vice President, Relay Sports & Event Marketing
- Tom Buerger, Midwest Ad Sales Director, Sports Illustrated
- Dan Curran, Midwest Director, Sports, Westwood One Radio
- Steve Fapka, Vice President, ESPN/ABC Sports
- John McNamara, Vice President, Turner Sports
Moderator:
- Walter Lis, Director of Marketing, STATS, Inc.


MARCH 2003
THE MIX OF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT: THE POWER OF CELEBRITY AND MUSIC
Panelists:
 
- Joshua Landis, Vice President, Sports & Entertainment, POC Media
- Walter Lee, Co- President, Pro Sports Music Marketing (Marketer & Promoter: "Who Let the Dogs Out?") 
- Linda Tinoly, Foote, Cone & Belding
- Bob Williams, President, Burns Sports & Celebrities 


DECEMBER 2002
HOLIDAY NETWORKING PARTY


NOVEMBER 2002
EVENT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING: HOW TO PRODUCE, PROMOTE, AND STAGE A SUCCESSFUL SPORTS EVENT
Panelists:
- Brook Jay, President, All Terrain Productions, Inc.
- David Kennedy, Director, Sports Development Office, City of Chicago, Mayor's Office of Special Events
- Chuck Mycoff, Senior Vice President, Hospitality & Entertainment Division, Intersport
- Gary Swain, Senior Vice President, North American Events/Managing Director, IMG Chicago
Moderator:
- Howard Schlossberg, Faculty Director, Creative Sports Marketing Program, Marketing Communications Department, Columbia College Chicago 


OCTOBER 2002
TEAMS, LEAGUES, PROPERTIES: WHO'S BUYING IN THE DOWN ECONOMY?
Panelists: 

- Jeannie Goldstein, Vice President, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Frankel
- Dave Greeley, Chief Marketing Officer, Chicago Bears
- Steve Fapka, Vice President, ESPN/ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales
Moderator:
- Cathy Griffin, President, The Griffin Network


SEPTEMBER 2002
CHICAGO CHAPTER OPENING EVENT: THE FUTURE OF SPORTS BUSINESS IN CHICAGO
Event Sponsor: IEG SponsorDirect
Panelists: 
- Bob Bernstein, Senior Vice President, Client Media Director, Foote, Cone & Belding
- John Lewicki, Senior Director, U.S. Sports Marketing, McDonald's Corporation
- John McDonough, Vice President, Marketing and Broadcasting, Chicago Cubs
- Tony Schiller, Paragon Marketing Group 
Moderator: 
-Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, Sports Business Daily/Sports Business Journal

 




CHICAGO CHAPTER BOARD
Jim Andrews
IEG
Jim Biegalski
The Marketing Arm
Tom Buerger
Sports Illustrated
Jeannie Goldstein
Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners
John Guppy
Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing LLC
Chris Hibbs
Chicago Bears Football Club
Pam Hollander
Allstate Insurance Company
Atul Khosla
Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Nova Lanktree
Octagon
Jim Muno
Navy Pier
Mike Murrey
IMG Consulting
Scott Paddock
Chicagoland Speedway &
Route 66 Raceway
Mike Polisky
Northwestern Athletics
Jeff Urban
The Whistle


IN MEMORIAM:
JIM CORNO



December 10, 2013

It is with great sadness that we notify our members that NSMN Chicago Chapter Board Member Jim Corno, 66, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago & a sports TV executive in Chicago for 30 years.

While words are always difficult at a time like this --this piece produced by his station,
Comcast SportsNet Chicago shares his tremendous career with us, the advancements that he made in TV industry history – and the great legacy that Jim leaves our sports business and sports media industries.  Jim's pioneering work and advancements in media will be admired for years and years to come.

Our thoughts are with his family and staff
at this difficult time.

Please watch: 
http://www.csnchicago.com/article/jim-corno-memoriam-csn-chicago


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