Collegiate Sports Summit

Governing Body

Governing Body members are responsible for the strategic direction of the Global Sports Summit. The support and participation of franchise leaders ensures that each of the conference sessions, speakers and best practice vendor sponsors are relevant, timely and structured to deliver maximum value.


David Blitzer

Co-Managing Partner Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Crystal Palace FC

Edward L. Cohen

Principal Owner Washington Nationals

Jerry Colangelo

Former Owner Arizona Diamondbacks & Phoenix Suns, Former Chairman USA Basketball, Chairman Basketball Hall of Fame, Special Consultant Philadelphia 76ers

Clark Hunt

Chairman & CEO Kansas City Chiefs & FC Dallas

Stan Kroenke

Owner Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Majority Shareholder Arsenal Football Club

Joe Lacob

Co-Executive Chairman, CEO & Governor Golden State Warriors

Jerry Reinsdorf

Chairman Chicago Bulls & Chicago White Sox

Stephen M. Ross

Chairman & Managing General Partner Miami Dolphins

Al Guido

President San Francisco 49ers

Luc Robitaille

President, Business Operations Los Angeles Kings

Governing Body

Michael Alter

Principal Owner Chicago Sky

Linda Alvarado

Co-Owner Colorado Rockies

Peter Angelos

Chairman & CEO Baltimore Orioles

Paxton Baker

Founding Partner Washington Nationals

Chris Christian

Owner/Vice Chairman Dallas Wings

Raul Fernandez

Owner, Washington Capitals, Mystics & Wizards
Washington Wizards

Dan Gilbert

Majority Owner Cleveland Cavaliers

Ruben Gnanalingam

Owner Westports KL Dragons

Peter Guber

Chairman & CEO, Mandalay Entertainment; Co-Owner, Golden State Warriors; Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers; Owner, Los Angeles FC; Owner, Mandalay Sports Media; Owner, Dick Clark Productions

Andrew Hauptman

Owner Chicago Fire

Robb Heineman

President, CEO & Co-Owner Sporting Kansas City

Sheila Johnson

Owner and Vice Chairman Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Josh Kroenke

President & Governor Denver Nuggets Craig Leipold
Owner & Governor Minnesota Wild Robert Nutting
Chairman Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Pallotta
President & Chairman A.S. Roma

Craig Leipold

Owner & Governor Minnesota Wild

Robert Nutting

Chairman Pittsburgh Pirates

Jim Pallotta

President & Chairman A.S. Roma

Larry Paul

Ownership Pittsburgh Steelers

Merritt Paulson

Owner & President Portland Timbers and Thorns

Tom Penn

President & Owner Los Angeles FC

Peter Seidler

Owner San Diego Padres

Herb Simon

Owner & CEO Indiana Pacers

Dan Snyder

Owner Washington Redskins

Joe Tacopina

Chairman Venezia F.C.

Vincent Tan

Owner, Cardiff City FC, Los Angeles FC
Cardiff City Football Club

Larry Tanenbaum

Chairman Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership

Mark Wan

Ownership San Francisco 49ers

John Angelos

President & COO, MASN; EVP & COO
Baltimore Orioles

George Barrios

Chief Strategy & Financial Officer WWE

Amy Brooks

EVP, Team Marketing & Business Operations
National Basketball Association

Kerry Bubolz

President of Business Operations Organization
Vegas Golden Knights

R.C. Buford

President & GM San Antonio Spurs

Chris Canetti

President, Business Operations
Houston Dynamo

Bill Chapin

SVP, BUsiness Operations
Kansas City Chiefs

Kevin Cheveldayoff

EVP & GM Winnipeg Jets

Joie Chitwood

COO International Speedway Corporation

Ned Colleti

Senior Advisor to the President Los Angeles Dodgers

Kevin Demoff

COO & EVP/Football Operations Los Angeles Rams

Thomas Dimitroff

GM Atlanta Falcons

Mark Donovan

President Kansas City Chiefs

Wayne Embry

Senior Basketball Advisor Toronto Raptors

Tom Fox

CEO San Jose Earthquakes

Tom Garfinkel

President & CEO Miami Dolphins

Mike Golub

President of Business Operations Portland Timbers and Thorns

Rob Heineman

President, CEO & Co-Owner Sporting Kansas City

Mike Helton

Vice Chairman NASCAR

Sean Henry

President, CEO & Alternate Governor Nashville Predators

Shawn Hunter

President & CEO USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Neal Huntington

SVP & General Manager Pittsburg Pirates

Joe Januszewski

EVP, Business Partnerships & Development Texas Rangers

Dave Kaval

President Oakland Athletics

Atul Khosla

COO Chicago Fire

Leon Komoroski

CEO Cleveland Cavaliers

Steve LaCroix

EVP & CMO Minnesota Vikings

Mark Lamping

President Jacksonville Jaguars

Bill Manning

President Toronto FC

Jim Martin

President & CEO Kroenke Sports Enterprises

John McDonough

President & CEO Chicago Blackhawks

Peter McLoughlin

President Seattle Seahawks

David Morehouse

CEO & President Pittsburgh Penguins

Daryl Morey

GM & Managing Director Basketball Operations Houston Rockets

Venky Mysore

CEO & Managing Director Kolkata Knight Riders (Indian Cricket)

Neil Olshey

GM & President of Basketball Operations Portland Trail Blazers

Scott O’Neil

CEO, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, Prudential Center
Philadelphia 76ers

Scott Pioli

Asst. GM Atlanta Falcons

Sam Presti

EVP & GM Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Pritchard

GM & EVP of Basketball Operations Indiana Pacers

Brad Pursel

VP, Club Services Major League Soccer

Jamey Rootes

President Houston Texans

Howie Roseman

EVP of Football Operations Philadelphia Eagles

John Schneider

EVP & GM Seattle Seahawks

Rick Spielman

GM Minnesota Vikings

Rick Sund

Senior Advisor, Basketball Operations Atlanta Hawks

John Tortora

COO San Jose Sharks

Arno Trabesinger

Managing Director F.C. Barcelona

Rudolf Vidal

Managing Director FC Bayern Munich

Pat Williams

SVP Orlando Magic

Brett Yormark

CEO Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

Gillian Zucker

President of Business Operations Los Angeles Clippers

Tim Zue

SVP, Finance, Strategy, and Analytics Boston Red Sox

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