Inspiring thought leaders who have joined us over the last few years.
VP, Global Sports Video
Marie Donoghue is Vice President of Global Sports Video at Amazon, overseeing Amazon’s global sports content business. In her role, Marie leads Amazon’s worldwide sports strategy, identifying and evaluating new opportunities, and enabling customers to access live and on-demand sports content, on hundreds of devices, in over 240 countries and territories.
Prime members from around the world can now watch live sporting events like Thursday Night Football, the Premier League, US Open (tennis), and Next Gen ATP Finals, and can subscribe to streaming services such as MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, and PGA TOUR LIVE through Prime Video Channels. Rights and availability vary by country.
Over the course of her career, Donoghue has received numerous recognitions, including “Most Influential People in Sports” (Sports Business Journal), “Power 100 Women in Entertainment” (The Hollywood Reporter), “New York Impact List” (Variety), “The Most Powerful Women in Cable”(CableFax: The Magazine), “Women to Watch” (Advertising Age and Advertising Women of New York) and “Game Changers” (Sports Business Journal).
Prior to joining Amazon, Donoghue was at ESPN for more than 18 years, where she most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Business and Content Strategy, leading the ongoing development and implementation of ESPN’s enterprise-wide business and content strategy. She also headed ESPN’s Business Affairs, Business Development and Partnership groups (including gaming partnerships).
Donoghue earned a J.D. degree from Columbia University and a B.A. from Columbia College.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Transformation Officer
Michael Sutherland is the Chief Transformation Officer at Real Madrid, which is consistently ranked as the highest earning european football club and is one of the most valuable sports brands in the world. Prior to Real Madrid, Michael was the Director of Virtual Reality and Director of Product and Design for Emerging Technologies at HP Inc in Silicon Valley. He has been an active angel investor, founder and advisor in early stage companies and has led the growth and commercialization of technology startups in Silicon Valley. He is a global technology leader and expert in corporate innovation and commercialization of new technology products.
Shane has over 28 years’ experience in technical innovation and operational management covering all aspects of Sports Media.
Combining Rights knowledge with all types of Data, Production and Broadcast technology, he has had experience in all areas including Outside Broadcast, Studios, Post Production, Transmission and Distribution, as well as Media Asset Management (MAM / DAM), Sports Data (including Biometrics), Digital OTT and Rights.
As CTO, his role is to keep ATP Media at the leading edge of media technology and excellence, pushing the boundaries of production, distribution and content management to enhance quality, service and value for global Broadcast Partners, Tournaments and tennis superfans on ATP Media’s Tennis TV platform.
VP, Broadcast & Media Rights
EVP, Chief Product & Technology Officer
Rajan Mehta is Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at WWE. He is responsible for WWE’s Digital Products, which include the WWE Network & WWE.com. In addition, he provides oversight for their enterprise technology strategy & operations, including Cybersecurity, Big Data, & Information Technology.
Mehta joined WWE in 2013 as Vice President, Digital Technology and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Media Technology in 2015. Prior to joining WWE, Mehta was with NBC Universal where he held leadership roles with NBC Sports and served as the Chief Technology Officer for Dyle Mobile TV. Mehta has also held technology positions for General Electric, and Sitetrends, an east coast based internet company.
Mehta has been recognized with numerous industry awards including a 2008 Emmy Award for “Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Broadcasting,” for his work with NBC Olympics and a 2016 Webby Award for “Online Sports Channel,” for his work with the WWE Network.
Mehta resides in Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters.
Chief Customer & Innovation Officer
EVP, Digital Media
Senior Vice President, Production Operations
A California native, Dustin Myers has happily worn many hats in the media and entertainment industry. A graduate of the American Film Institute, and a multiple Emmy winner, he has worked across documentaries, broadcast, and digital media. Myers has been with Fox Sports Media Group since 2003, leading the teams for Super Bowls in New York, Houston, and Miami, as well as FIFA World Cups in Canada, Russia, and France.
Head of Business Development & Broadcast Partnering
Louisa has worked at BT (Consumer) since the evolution of BT TV and was heavily involved in the launch of BTSport after BT secured its first set of key rights for the Premier League. Working in Business Development across the BT business, but with a core focus on Sport and TV, Louisa has negotiated commercial agreements with all sizes of partners critical in delivering amazing customer experiences across devices and channels. Building long-term partnerships with rightsholders, broadcast infrastructure suppliers and social media partners with a view to developing new ways to deliver content (Subscription, Free-to-Air, Pay-per-view), whilst bringing value to consumers and the BT TV and BT Sport businesses. Born and raised in the north-east of England but living with her two children in Hertfordshire who keep her on her toes and in touch with what today’s younger consumers demand from content and the viewing experience.
Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
Tim Clark is Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, leading the operation of NASCAR’s digital platform including NASCAR.com, the NASCAR Mobile app, fantasy games, subscription products, UX and fan engagement.
Clark is also responsible for managing the NASCAR eSports business and creating opportunities for fan engagement and driver development via partnerships with 704 Games, iRacing and others. Additionally, he oversees NASCAR’s growing sports betting initiative, introducing new and unique ways to engage fans across the emerging space.
He joined NASCAR in July 2012 to help oversee the re-launch of the digital platform after NASCAR brought its digital rights back in-house.
Under Clark’s leadership, NASCAR Digital Media introduced fans to emerging engagement platforms such as augmented reality, virtual reality and 360-degree video.
In 2018, Clark spearheaded the redesign of NASCAR’s fantasy game, NASCAR Fantasy Live. The game, which allows players to adjust driver rosters in real-time during races, increased total entries 100% year-over-year.
Additionally, Clark leads the organization’s direct marketing efforts, NASCAR Fan Database and digital and social analytics.
Following active duty enlistment in the U.S. Army, Clark joined Circuit City in a marketing role in 1998. He later helped launch the company’s e-commerce efforts, leading media buying and performance channel marketing.
Within two years of introducing e-commerce, Circuit City was generating more the one billion dollars in annual, online sales revenue.
In 2009, Clark joined GSI Commerce to lead marketing for online retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hanes and Toys R Us. Shortly after, he was responsible for managing sports league partnerships with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NASCAR.
A native of Mechanicsville, Va., Clark attended NASCAR races at Richmond Raceway as a child. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kansas State University in 1998.
Clark and his wife, Bita, live in Charlotte, N.C. with their son, Myles.
Chief Sports Officer
Richard Verow is beIN MEDIA GROUP’s Chief Sports Officer. He joined the global media group in February 2020 from Sky Sports, where Mr Verow held the position of Commercial Director since 2012 – overseeing major negotiations with the Premier League, the International Cricket Council, Formula 1, UEFA, England Cricket, England Rugby, the NFL, the NBA and more. Richard Verow is now responsible for beIN’s unrivalled global sports acquisitions and distribution portfolio.
Prior to his work for major broadcasters, Richard Verow was a senior commercial lawyer for the International Cricket Council; Senior Counsel for UEFA; and has played a major role in other leading organisations in entertainment, media and sport over the past two decades.
EVP & Head of International
John Brody is Executive Vice President, Global Head of Sales and Partnerships at WWE, a publicly-traded (NYSE: WWE) global media company.
As Head of WWE’s Global Sales and Partnerships division, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, Brody is a key member of the company’s Executive Committee and is responsible for providing strategic vision for WWE’s global Sales operations while also growing and expanding the company’s global media partnerships. Under Brody’s leadership, WWE’s global sales revenue increased 110% from 2015 to 2019 driven by multiplatform partnerships with blue-chip brands including Procter & Gamble, Cricket Wireless, Coca-Cola, Mars, Hyundai, and Unilever.
During his time with WWE, Brody also successfully led the company’s International organization and oversaw the growth and development of its eight regional offices (London, Munich, Dubai, Mexico City, Mumbai, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore). He also established and fortified partnerships with top international partners, expanded the company’s global footprint, and grew international revenue to more than $300 million for the first time in history.
Prior to joining WWE, Brody held senior leadership roles with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the Boston Celtics. He is a three-time winner of Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award and a member of the publication’s Hall of Fame. Brody graduated with honors from Tufts University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
EVP, Global Platform & Revenue Innovation
Joseph Markowski serves as Executive Vice President at DAZN, overseeing Partnerships, Rightsholder Activation, Marketing, Communications and Strategy for the North American business.
In 2018, Markowski orchestrated the commercial and operational launch of DAZN in the United States. Under his guidance, DAZN became an immediate player in the media landscape by challenging the combat sports pay-per-view model and offering fights from Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Anthony Joshua, Bellator MMA and others at a low subscription price. In March 2018, DAZN expanded into the big four sports American leagues by launching ChangeUp, a nightly MLB whiparound show featuring live look-ins from all 30 teams.
VP & General Manager
Former Managing Director, Sky Sports
Former CEO Future Sports at Comcast/Sky and Managing Director of Sky Sports from 2009-2019.
Transformed Sky Sports from 4 channels to 11, adding such premium rights as F1, The Open, The Masters and NBA to the portfolio as well as securing 3 x Premier League renewals, 3 x EFL renewals and 3 x ECB renewals in the face of increased competition. Also restructured Boxing alongside Matchroom with a strategy that led to the reintroduction of PPV, creating £250m+ in additional revenue.
Developed the Sky Sports digital and social platforms to be industry-leading, as well as the Sports streaming services on Sky Go and Now TV. Also ensured Sky Sports used its investment and presence to become a force for good with schemes such as Living for Sport in State schools and support for Sky’s wider Ocean Rescue project, eliminating plastics from sports venues and Production facilities.
In 10 years Sky Sports won 3 BAFTAs, 6 RTS Awards, 2 Broadcast Awards and 2 Global F1 Broadcaster Awards.
Following Comcast’s purchase of Sky, Barney was promoted to the role of CEO, Future Sports, to look at growth areas for the Comcast sports businesses on both sides of the Atlantic before choosing to take a career break in January. Currently advising a couple of Boards, one large charity and a family ebike start-up with two younger brothers.
Director of Brand & Strategy
Co-Founder & General Manager
Esmeralda Negron has made a name for herself – on and off the pitch – at every stage of her career.
Negron is one of Princeton University’s all-time most decorated female athletes where she led the Tigers soccer team to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and was twice named Ivy League Player of the Year. A 2004 first-team All-American selection, she was a member of the U21 US Women’s National Team before playing professionally in Division 1 Féminine (France) and Bundesliga (Germany).
Following her playing career, Negron held D1 coaching positions for the women’s soccer programs at Seton Hall and Princeton University. She then applied her soccer savvy and business acumen as part of a prominent role at Relevent Sports Group, one of the leading soccer events and media companies. At Relevent, she served as Senior Director of Global Soccer Properties where she helped launch and direct the Women’s International Champions Cup, a women’s professional club tournament featuring the best clubs in the world including the North Carolina Courage of the NWSL, along with England’s Manchester City, France’s Lyon and Spain’s Atlético de Madrid.
Negron’s experience led her to team with co-founder and former Relevent colleague Hannah Brown to conceptualize and launch Atalanta Media. Having experienced life as a professional soccer player from all angles, Negron understood that the journey can only go so far without an increase in awareness, exposure and further commercialization. For Negron, a company like Atalanta Media, that was focused on bringing the best in international women’s club soccer into more homes and onto broader platforms, addressed a gaping hole. Negron’s deep network and connections across the global soccer community has been instrumental in laying the foundation for unprecedented access to the very best women’s football for fans, broadcasters, sponsors, publishers and influencers.
Anouk oversees ELEVENS’ market & business operations globally. Anouk joined ELEVEN when the platform launched in 2015 to lead the Belgium division, before taking on the role of Group COO in 2019. She has previously held senior roles with cable platform Telenet and media company Sanoma in Belgium.
VP, Research & Insights
Renata Policicio leads the Research and Insights group for ESPN’s Global Markets. Based at the company’s New York offices, she leads the research and analytics international team, providing guidance to advance ESPN’s brand, understanding of the sports landscape, and drive growth and innovation in more than 30 different countries.
She is a multi-cultural professional with over 20 years of experience at major Fortune 500 companies such as Disney ESPN, Warner Media, Microsoft and advertising agencies, holding an MBA in Business and Marketing and a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and a speaker at key conferences around the globe.
Jon Miller is President, Programming, NBC Sports Group where he oversees acquisitions, as well as linear and digital programming for the NBC Sports Group. An innovative and resourceful leader, Jon has been with NBC for over four decades. Starting as a Sales Account Executive, he was named Vice President, Programming for NBC Sports in 1988, promoted to Senior Vice President, Program Planning & Development, NBC Sports in 1998, then Executive Vice President of NBC Sports in 2006.
Miller, credited for creating the NHL Winter Classic – an event that the New York Times said “has stolen New Year’s Day” – oversees nearly 10,000 hours of annual programming for The NBC Sports Group, including The Triple Crown, the NFL, the NHL, French Open, Notre Dame Football, Tour de France, IndyCar and NBC’s PGA, PGA TOUR and USGA golf properties, which include The Player’s, the U.S. Open and President’s Cup, as well as the Ryder Cup. Miller is also responsible for NBC Sports’ original programming and works closely with SKY Sports on international programming opportunities.
Having built and maintained some of the strongest relationships in the industry, he’s responsible for acquiring the Premier League, the preeminent soccer league in the world and recently orchestrated NBC’s reacquisition of the USGA Championships. He was also instrumental in acquiring multi-year agreements for the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR, Premier Lacrosse League and the Rugby World Cup.
He is also actively involved with the programming and execution of several major NBC Sports’ properties (i.e. Premier League, USGA, Rugby, Tour de France, Supercross, PLL) on PEACOCK, a vertical streaming extension.
Co-Founder & President
Zack Weiner is the Co-Founder and President of Overtime, the sports network for the next generation, with over 40 million social media followers and 1.5 billion video views per month.
Weiner is a recipient of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and Sports Business Journal’s “New Voices Under 30.”
Prior to founding Overtime, Weiner was the CEO and Founder of The Sports Quotient which he started at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a 3x Ivy League Chess Champion and still tries to play when he can!
Weiner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics.
Chief Marketing & Growth Officer
Global Head of Marketing | A modern CMO specialized in digital who builds brands, drives revenue and catalyzes growth.
Nuno is currently the Chief Marketing & Growth Officer at Portugal´s Football Federation. His role involves managing teams across marketing, brand, sponsorship, merchandising & licensing, esports, ticketing, digital transformation and fan engagement.
Nuno is also a member of UEFA´s Marketing Advisory Committee.
Formerly Global Digital Director at Nike, Nuno is a modern CMO specialized in digital who builds brands, drives revenue and catalyzes growth. He has led breakthrough brand campaigns and digital innovation projects, including those around tournaments such as the 2012 and 2016 European Championships, the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, Olympics and more.
Nuno is an innovator and native storyteller who inspires communities, everyday athletes and sports lovers to fulfil their passion through passion and hard work.
Nuno Moura was awarded “Leader under 40” in 2016 and 2019 by the prestigious Aspire Academy and Leaders in Sport organizations.
With over 16 years industry experience Nuno has led successful global brand and business growth for top global enterprises, including developing e-commerce, driving media and CRM. Leading and setting strategic direction for all geographies and markets globally. Overseeing all of Nike´s digital portfolio (Nike.com, Social Media, Mobile, Apps, Content & Digital Services).
Agency-side (Fullsix & TAG) managed large teams, delivering web & mobile products, innovation and digital brand strategy for clients such as: P&G – Coke – Fiat – Alfa Romeo – Aussie – Olay – Vicks – Pantene – Head n´ Shoulders – Maxfactor – T-Mobile – Orange – Hertz – Sky – L’Oreal Professional – Reckitt Benckiser – Betclic – Whirlpool – Thomson Reuters – Ballantines – Chivas Regal – Malibu – Absolut – Nestlé – Eurostar – Veet – DHL – Clearasil.
Head of Consumer Strategy
Olivia Archanco is Head of Consumer Strategy in the Digital Team at LaLiga. She is a Digital Marketer with a Master’s degree in eCommerce from ESIC Business School (Madrid, 2001). She is proficient in Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, CRM and Data insights. Olivia joined LaLiga in 2018 to contribute to the Digital & Data driven transformation of LaLiga and its professional football clubs in Spain. Previously she worked for 5 years at Puig SA, building the consumer vision strategy for Luxury brands, and before that, 6 years at Warner Bros. Spain, in charge of digital distribution and ecommerce. Olivia has worked across different industry sectors such as Fashion, Luxury, Banking and Entertainment Industry.
Head of WWE Studios
Susan Levison joined WWE in March 2019 from CBS Television Studios, where she was Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, responsible for all unscripted development and production across cable and digital platforms. Prior to CBS, Levison served as Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production at VH1, overseeing more than 350 hours of original programming and development each year. During that time, Levison ramped up their scripted efforts, developing the critically acclaimed drama, Hindsight. Previously, Levison helped to launch FishBowl Worldwide Media, a startup production company, where she developed, sold and produced scripted and unscripted series for Bravo, Discovery, TruTV, Animal Planet, Fuse and VH1. She began her career at Fox Broadcasting Company in the Alternative Development where she worked on shows such as American Idol, Temptation Island and The Simple Life.
Jean Manuel Jiménez
VP Content, Digital & Broadcast
Jean Manuel Jimenez has been integral to Inter Miami CF’s expansion journey, playing a key role in establishing its digital content identity and reputation for bold digital and broadcast ideations. Jimenez brings a wealth of industry experience, having lead content and digital for Concacaf for 7 years prior where he significantly redefined their digital platforms to better connect with the game and fans across the region. He has worked numerous global tournaments including Copa America, Concacaf Champions League and Gold Cup.
The Dominican Republic native comes from a solid sales and business development background, stemming from years servicing brands across the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America with Mobile Messaging Solutions (MMS), a mobile marketing agency.
Most recently, Jimenez worked for OZ leading the commercial department for Oz Sports, a broadcast, OTT and production company that leverages robotics and artificial intelligence. He holds a degree from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and lives in Miami with his wife and three kids.
Mallory Rubin is the Executive Editor of The Ringer, and one of the founding editorial members of the site. She is one of the co-hosts of the company’s live-streaming Twitter Game of Thrones after show Talk the Thrones, where she serves as one of the Ringer’s experts on the land of ice and fire (and is the resident direwolf enthusiast). She and Jason Concepcion also co-host the Binge Mode podcast, which has covered Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, among other pop culture and literary obsessions, and which was named Time magazine’s no. 1 podcast of 2017 and no. 4 podcast of 2018. Before joining The Ringer, Rubin was a senior editor at Grantland and Sports Illustrated’s website, SI.com. A Baltimore native and Syracuse alum, she loves fantasy literature, disappointing sports teams, food delivery apps, and her cat, Halo.
Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations at Buzzer, Melissa is responsible for the organization’s daily operations, as well as manages various aspects of product development, go-to-market planning, monetization, partner management, marketing, finance, forecasting, and human resources.
Prior to Buzzer, Melissa led the Pet Services division of Independent Pet Partners (an independent digital, retail, education, and services platform for pet owners) where she implemented digital scheduling tools and consistent customer experience across 170 pet retail locations.
Her tech experience is further derived from Uber Eats, where Melissa led Restaurant Strategy and Operations at a city and regional level. As a founding member of the company’s first Enterprise-level Partner Management business unit, Melissa operationalized thousands of enterprise chain locations (including McDonald’s, Red Lobster, TGI Friday’s) launching on the Uber Eats platform, increasing revenue and partner retention through hands-on partner management and operational processes. Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
General Manager, Americas
Géraldine runs the Americas operations of LIVENow, the OTT destination for premium live events that brought the Maroon 5, Dua Lipa, Gorillaz livestreams to the global audience. Previously, she was leading the strategic Enterprise and Consumer content partnerships at Magic Leap. Prior to her time with the mixed reality pioneer, she leaded the International Business Development initiatives for the media distribution of the NBA. Géraldine has an MBA from the University of Hong Kong, a Masters degree from the Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris and more recently, she completed the Business of Entertainment Media and Sport executive education program of Harvard Business School.
SVP, Product & Operations
SVP, Operations & Engineering
Dave Zur was promoted to General Manager of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment’s Network Operations Center in early 2014. Zur oversees all facility operations and engineering activities surrounding channel originations for Altitude Sports, World Fishing Network, Outdoor Channel and ROOT Sports Southwest.
Since 2008, Zur has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering with technical oversight supporting all of the KSE Media Ventures assets. Zur joined Altitude at the launch of the network as Vice President of Operations, and previously was the Chief Engineer of Pepsi Center Broadcast Services from 2001 through 2004.
During his tenure, Zur has been involved in almost all aspects of venue, network operations and growth initiatives including the acquisition, build-out and live-transition of Altitude Sports to the KSE Network Operations Center in Centennial, Colorado. Starting in 2008, the 40,000sq ft. building was transformed into a multi-channel origination and uplink facility and currently houses four networks servicing approximately 60m homes, complete studio facilities and over 30 technical bays for edit and media prep.
Zur holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Media Communications from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is a Sports Video Group Board Member and also serves on the Metropolitan State University Board of Academic Advisors. Dave resides in Littleton with his wife and son.
Chief Business Officer & Head of Legal
Leander has been working for the Belgian Pro League since 2014. Started as a lawyer specialised in Sports & Entertainment law, he evolved into his current role as CBO. He was closely involved in the preparation, guidance and negotiation of several of the League’s media rights deals, including the recently concluded record-breaking exclusive 5-year partnership with Eleven Sports. Leander is one of the drivers behind Pro League Forward, bundling innovation and business projects of the League, expressing the ambition of the Belgian league to become one of the most innovation-driven leagues in Europe. Recently, in addition to the deal with Eleven Sports, collaborations with WSC Sports, STATSPerform, Sorare and 433 were announced in this respect.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Rufus has overall responsibility for the content, production, media sales, business development, strategy, finance and legal areas of the business as Chief Operating Officer.
He is also the Manging Director of European Tour Productions, which is the largest producer of live golf globally, producing all the European Tour’s events including the Ryder Cup as well as content for other rightsholders such as The Open.
Prior to joining the PGA European Tour, he was a Partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants working with other sports bodies and leisure firms to drive strategic growth.
Head of Sport, EMEA
Director of Digital & Licensing
Head of Digital Products
SVP, Turner Sports Data Strategy and Insights
Scott Doyne is the Senior Vice President of Sports Data Strategy and Insights for Turner Sports. He currently leads efforts to expand Turner Sports’ use of data and insights to enhance the division’s ability to deliver great fan experiences, strengthen the core business and support new revenue streams. Doyne reports to Tina Shah, Turner Sports Executive Vice President and General Manager.
Previously, Doyne was SVP of Product Strategy for Turner, helping advance the state of consumer-centric, data informed products across all Turner divisions. He also served as head of Business Operations for NBA Digital and NASCAR.COM and managed several award-winning products and business development partnerships.
Doyne began his career with Turner as a CNN Intern in the summer of 2002. He earned his MBA in Strategic Marketing from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and his bachelor’s degree in sports management and communications, with honors, from the University of Michigan. He lives in Atlanta with his wife of 20 years and two teenage children.
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, ELEAGUE and professional golf.
The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com.
Turner Sports launched B/R Live in 2018 as a premium live streaming sports platform, serving as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.
Head of Advanced Advertising
Head of Digital Transformation
Head of International & New Business
Chief Product Officer
President & GM, Discovery
Marketing Director, UEFA Events S.A.
Chief Media Office
Mr. Anderson has been with the PGA TOUR since 1995, when he joined as intellectual property counsel, after spending five years in private law practice. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 2001-2006, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer from 2006-2009. In 2010 Mr. Anderson transitioned from his legal role to managing all domestic and international television affairs, and in 2013 added responsibility for the PGA TOUR’s digital business and PGA TOUR Entertainment. Since 2013, he has led the effort to streamline and integrate the PGA TOUR’s media businesses into a unified PGA TOUR Media team.
With nearly 30 years of sport entertainment experience under her belt, Micky Lawler was appointed President of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in the fall of 2014 and is responsible for driving the WTA’s international growth strategy, business development, marketing, new fan engagement programs, and member & industry relations. The WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for a record $130 million in prize money at the WTA’s 57 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries.
During her nearly three decades in sport entertainment, Lawler has played an important role in expanding the geographic footprint of women’s tennis, including the development of important initiatives in China. She has driven growth in several aspects of the tennis business including athletes, events, sponsorship sales and consultancy. In addition, she has provided strong strategic leadership during her 11 years as a WTA Board member, a role to which she dedicated an enormous amount of time in recent years.
She is known for her big-thinking, innovative initiatives and ground-breaking business development skills and was on the WTA Board when equal prize money as well as record breaking sponsorship and television partnerships were secured. Lawler began her career in sports in 1986 as a Communications Liaison for the Men’s Tennis Council, the predecessor to the ATP World Tour. She joined Advantage International (now Octagon) in 1988 as one of the first female agents in the industry and quickly made her mark in the representation business with her work for Alberto Mancini, Richard Krajicek, Paul Haarhuis, Amelie Mauresmo and several other top athletes.