NASCAR PROMOTES NSMN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER STEVE PHELPS NASCAR IS A PATRON MEMBER
STEVE PHELPS assumes the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer at NASCAR. The business areas that he will oversee include Global Marketing, Partnership and Series Marketing, Business Development, Integrated Marketing Communications, Licensing & Consumer Products, and NASCAR Digital Media. He will continue to serve as NASCAR’s top Officer in the Charlotte office. Congratulations Steve! Read more
CONGRATULATIONS TO NSMN NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER JEFF SHIFRIN NAMED CEO OF CSM NORTH AMERICA
CSM IS A PATRON MEMBER OF NSMN
JEFF SHIFRIN, President, Octagon has left the agency after 18 years to become CSM's CEO where he will oversee the worldwide agency's North America business. A key focus of Shifrin’s role at CSM will be further building its consulting capability in the U.S., complementing the agency’s international consulting services to support both its global client brands based in the U.S. and those outside but active in North America. Shifrin will also lead and develop CSM's Activation and Delivery business areas in the U.S. including JMI and JHE. Shifrin began with CSM on August 1 and he will report to CSM’s Chairman, North America, Harlan Stone, who he worked with previously and CSM Group CEO Zak Brown. Read more
NSMN BOARD MEMBER & 49ers COO ETHAN CASSON NAMED PRESIDENT & CEO MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
ETHAN CASSON is familiar with both the Wolves and the Twin Cities, having served a previous stint from 1999 through 2010 with the Wolves, rising to the level of senior vice president. Hired by the 49ers as vice president of corporate sales in 2010, he was promoted to chief sales officer in 2013, to chief revenue officer in 2014 and most recently to COO. Congrats Ethan!
CONGRATULATIONS BRAD MAYNE!
NSMN Board member BRAD MAYNE, President & CEO, MetLife Stadium, has been named President & CEO, IAVM -- the International Association of Venue Managers. Brad will be based in the North Texas-area and he is rejoining the North Texas Chapter Board. Congratulations! Connect
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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 BIO
Founded in 1998, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the first and only trade organization in the United States for men and women who work in the sports business industry.
NSMN includes more than 11,000 individual and corporate members with chapters in major markets and members in more than 50 U.S. cities. Members enjoy daily membership benefits that focus on industry education, career development, business development and industry growth.
The national organization is dedicated to the advancement of the sports business industry through networking and the production of thought-provoking, issue-oriented seminars created to raise the level of discourse on critical sports industry issues.
In addition to producing must-attend panel discussions, NSMN offers industry-wide discounts on trade publications and complimentary job matching.
NSMN is Board-governed by sports industry leadership who oversee educational initiatives nationwide.
Sports business experience is required for membership.
NSMN was founded 18 years ago and is still directed by award-winning entrepreneur Jennifer Karpf.
Sports Tackles Cancer is an industry-wide fundraising program that unites sports business executives AND sports fans in the fight against cancer.
100% of the funds raised are donated directly to cancer research and patient advocacy.
Organized by the National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN), the industry trade association, Sports Tackles Cancer is the first charitable program of its kind to encourage sports executives across the country to use their resources to help create additional awareness about cancer and to raise money. Through national outreach to sports business professionals, teams, leagues, sports sponsors and sports fans, Sports Tackles Cancer has raised thousands of dollars since its inception in 2008. Sports Tackles Cancer encourages creative fundraising programs and recognizes the individual and corporate sports industry leaders who take a stand in their public support of the program. Individual and corporate giving is welcome.
Founded in 1998, the National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) is the trade organization for the sports business industry in the United States.
NSMN is membership-based and sports business work experience is required for participation.