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Duke Sports Business Conference

March 25, 2021 6:00 - 9:00 PM EST

DSBC is committed to inspiring students to explore the intersection of sports and business. 

Speakers

 

Closing Keynote Speaker

Alex Rodriguez

Chairman & CEO, A-Rod Corp

Opening Keynote Speaker

Jason Robins

CEO & Co-Founder, DraftKings

TJ Adeshola

Head of U.S. Sports, Twitter

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Sydney Colson

Veteran Player & Social Justice Council Member, WNBA

Laura Gentile (T '94)

Senior Vice President, Marketing

& Social Media, ESPN

Mike Levine

CAA Board Member &

Co-Head, CAA Sports

Panelists

Closing Keynote Speaker

Alex Rodriguez

Chairman & CEO, A-Rod Corp

Jamie Shea

Vice President, Sportsbook Operations, DraftKings

Nolan Smith (T '11)

Director of Operations & Player Development, Duke Men’s Basketball

Jason Sondag

Vice President, Strategy and Development, Chicago Cubs

Zack Weiner - Overtime Co-Founder and Pr

Zack Weiner

Co-Founder and President, Overtime

 

Agenda

6:00 PM EST

Opening Keynote

Fireside Chat with Jason Robins (CEO & Co-Founder, DraftKings).

6:30 PM EST

Sports Media Panel

No longer do television broadcasts and print newspapers dominate the sports media landscape. The seismic shift toward social media and digital streaming has provided unprecedented coverage for fans to access athletes and teams, transforming the industry like never before.

7:00 PM EST

Sports Marketing Panel

The crux of the sports industry is the marketing of athletes, products, teams, and networks. As audiences and mediums evolve, the focus is shifting to digital marketing and promoting athletes' voices.

7:30 PM EST

Future of Sports: Gambling Panel

The legalization of sports gambling has revolutionized the sports viewing experience worldwide, expanded new viewership, and transformed fan engagement of every property.

8:00 PM EST

Social Justice in Sports Panel

From Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, athletes have continually advocated for social justice. 2020 was an unprecedented year marked by a shift in how athletes and organizations promote change through their unique platforms. Sports is an arena where key stakeholders can inspire change to dismantle systemic racism and other forms of social injustice.

8:30 PM EST

Fireside Chat with Alex Rodriguez (Chairman & CEO, A-Rod Corp).

Closing Keynote

 

Alumni Advisory Board

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Ben Berchuck (T '04)

Sports Programming & Partnerships, Facebook

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Joby Branion (T '85)

Founder & CEO, Vanguard Sports Group

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Laura Gentile (T '94)

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Social Media, ESPN

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Ezra Kucharz (MS '97)

Adjunct Professor, Duke University & CBO, DraftKings

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Charlie Neiman (T '10)
Head of Sports Partnerships, Amazon Prime Video

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Prim Siripipat (T '03)
PhD Student & Former ESPN Anchor/Host

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Christine Wixted (T '14)

Senior Partner Manager, Sports Content Partnerships, Twitter

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Departmental Advisory Board

Kristen Brown

Associate Vice President,

Duke University Communications

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James E. Coleman Jr.

John S. Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke Law

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Ryan Craig (T '05)

Executive Director of Digital Strategy, Duke Athletics

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Greg Dale

Director of Sports Psychology & Leadership Program, Duke Athletics

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Gerald Harris

Senior Director, Campus and Student Engagement, Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

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Johnny Moore

Assistant Visiting

Professor/Lecturer

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Tony Sales

Assistant Director of Athletics/Student-Athlete External Affairs, Duke Athletics

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Ali Shumar

Career Advisor, Arts and Media, Duke Career Center

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Quinton Smith

 Interim Director, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

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Orin Starn

Professor of Cultural Anthropology and History

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Ed Tiryakian (T' 82, MBA '03)

Visiting Associate Professor, Markets and Management

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Amy Unell (T '03)

 Senior Director, Arts Engagement and Partnerships, Duke Arts & Alumna in Residence, Duke Career Center

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Sue Wasiolek (T '76, G '78, L '93)

Adjunct Faculty, Program in Education & Faculty-in-Residence (Gilbert-Addoms, Bell Tower, Keohane, WaDu), Duke University & Executive-in-Residence, Arcadia University

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Scott Yakola

Chair - Health, Wellness & Physical Education, Duke Recreation & Physical Education

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Student Team

Executive Board

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Miles Feuer
President & Co-Founder

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Bryan Edwards
Vice President & Co-Founder

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Harrison Yue
Vice President & 
Co-Founder

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Chris Simmons
Partnerships Director

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Amanda Stull
Marketing Director

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Nate Tewell
Content and Creative Director

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John Antonelli
Digital Strategy Director

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Alexis Williamson
Campus Relations Director

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Content, Events, and IT

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Evan Kolin
Journalist

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Taylor Perlman
Journalist

Jackson McManus
Ticket Sales Coordinator

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Brandon Lee
Finance Coordinator

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Programming Assistance Team

Jocelyn Chin 

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Blade Clarke

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Andrew Danowitz

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Caroline Howley

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Spencer Hubbard

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Simi Bleznak
Technology/IT Coordinator

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Justin Holmes
Senior Web Designer

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Tom Barbaro
Assistant Web Designer

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Merrill O'Shaughnessy
Graphic Designer

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