Duke Sports Business Conference DSBC 2022 Conference: TBA

DSBC is committed to inspiring students to explore the intersection of sports and business. 
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DSBC Spring 2021 Speakers

 

Closing Keynote Speaker

Alex Rodriguez

Chairman & CEO, A-Rod Corp

Opening Keynote Speaker

Jason Robins

CEO & Co-Founder, DraftKings

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TJ Adeshola - Twitter Head of U.S. Sport

TJ Adeshola

Head of U.S. Sports, Twitter

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Sydney Colson

Veteran Player & Social Justice Council Member, WNBA

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Laura Gentile (T '94)

Senior Vice President, Marketing

& Social Media, ESPN

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Mike Levine

CAA Board Member &

Co-Head, CAA Sports

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Closing Keynote Speaker

Alex Rodriguez

Chairman & CEO, A-Rod Corp

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Jamie Shea

Vice President, Sportsbook Operations, DraftKings

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Nolan Smith (T '11)

Assistant Coach, Duke Men’s Basketball

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Jason Sondag

Vice President, Strategy and Development, Chicago Cubs

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Zack Weiner

Co-Founder and President, Overtime

 

DSBC Spring 2021 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 Programming Manager,
Amazon Prime Video

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Departmental Advisory Board

Laura Coutts

Assistant Director of Career Services, Duke Career Center

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James Coleman, Jr.

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

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Laura Coutts

Assistant Director of Career Services, Duke Career Center

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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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Quinton Smith

 Associate 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 & CBO, Fandex

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Amy Unell (T '03)

 Senior Director, Arts Engagement and Partnerships, Duke Arts/DEMAN/StudioDuke

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

Adjunct Faculty, Duke University and North Carolina State University & Executive-in-Residence, Arcadia University

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Nina Wilder

Arts Administration Fellow, Duke Arts

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Scott Yakola

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

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Student Team

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Bryan Edwards
Co-President

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Miles Feuer
Co-President

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Alexis Williamson
VP of Marketing & Partnerships

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Blade Clarke
VP of Content & Digital Strategy

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Amanda Stull
VP of Event Management

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Jocelyn Chin
Programming Coordinator

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Scarlet Sherr
Programming Coordinator

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Marketing and Partnerships

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Jared Nii
Partnerships Director

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Taylor Perlman
Partnerships Director

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Caroline Howley
Internal Depts. Marketing Director

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Sebastian Murray
Internal Depts. Marketing Director

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Evan Abramson
Student Org. Marketing Director

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Jackson McManus
Graduate and Non-Duke Marketing Director

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Brandon Lee
Alumni Marketing Director

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Content and Digital Strategy

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John Antonelli
Digital Strategy Director

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Evan Kolin
Journalist

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Nicole Monsalve
Digital Strategy Director

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Kaya Caouki
Video Designer

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Ryleigh Katstra
Content Creator

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Will Adams
Public Relations Coordinator

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Andrew Danowitz
Video Designer

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Carter Harrigian
Journalist

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Anya Button
Content Creator

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Isabella Wang
Content Creator

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Event Management

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Daniel Belfer
Event Management Director

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Simi Bleznak
Event Management Director

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Jake Perelmuter
Hospitality Coordinator

Clayton Finney
Treasurer

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Julia Bateman
Community Engagement
Coordinator

Marvin Lobo
Community Engagement
Coordinator

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