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2013 DARREN BUTLER SPORTS BUSINESS FORUM OVERVIEW
The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration is proud to present the 2013 Darren Butler Sports Business Forum on October 18, 2013 in Grover and Walter Halls. Designed for undergraduate students, the event gives an in-depth look at various professions within the sports industry. In essence, the Forum is an opportunity for Ohio University to bridge the gap between the undergraduate, graduate, and professional sports administration students, providing a chance to gain further insight on the industry and professional development. There will be a career fair for students from 10 am - Noon in the Walter Hall Rotunda. The following organizations will be present:

 

Legends • IMG • Columbus Blue Jackets • Detroit Red Wings • Cincinnati Reds • Columbus Crew • Cleveland Indians • Cleveland Cavaliers • Cleveland Browns • Cincinnati Bengals • Cleveland Sports Commission • Mid Ohio Racing • Teamwork Online • Huddle • Marketing Activation Group • Disney • SCA Promotions • Digital Edge Sports • JRV Management • Ice Arena Institute of Management • Southern Ohio Copperheads • Pittsburgh Pirates • Landmark Event Staffing

 

SPEAKERS

 

2 PM - GROVER HALL
Room 109 - Corey Breton, VP of Sales and Service, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx
Room 125 - Jack Vivian, President JRV Consulting & Director, Ice Arena Institute of Management
Room 209 - Chelsea Wilson, Brand Marketing Manager, Worth Fastpitch; Rawlings Sporting Goods & Worth Sports

 

3 PM - GROVER HALL
Room 109 - Kevin Griffin, VP of Fan Experience & Marketing, Cleveland Browns
Room 125 - Don Hardman, Chief Stadia Officer at FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 - National Organizing Committee
Room 209 - Jarrod Krisiloff, Sr. Director of Marketing – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 

4 PM - GROVER HALL
Room 109 - Dan Hauser, Sr. VP of Sponsorship Sales, Philadelphia 76ers
Room 125 - Diana Sabau, Sr. Associate Athletics Director for External Relations at The Ohio State University
Room 209 - Paul Kruger, Coordinator of Minor League and International Operations, Texas Rangers

 

KEYNOTE: SONNY VACCARO - 5:30 - 7:30 PM - WALTER HALL
Vaccaro is probably best known for his tenure with Nike, Inc., and signed Michael Jordan to his first sneaker deal. Vaccaro left Nike for Adidas, then Reebok. He founded the ABCD All America Camp, an elite showcase of high school basketball standouts, which ran from 1984 to 2007. It featured future stars Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Sebastian Telfair, and LeBron James. Vaccaro cofounded the first national high school All-Star game, The Dapper Dan Roundball Classic, with concert promoter and boyhood friend Pat DiCesare in Pittsburgh in 1965. The game endured for 43 years and its alumni includes such greats as Calvin Murphy, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Chris Webber, Alonzo Mourning, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Patrick Ewing, Rasheed Wallace and Stephon Marbury.