Filtered by author: PRO Admin Clear Filter

Pro Sports Assembly Partners With Intello Sports Partners For Season 5 Of Women Blazers

New Season Will Feature 20 Women Blazing Trails Across Sports & Entertainment

Austin, TX - April 4, 2024 – Pro Sports Assembly (PRO), the association for professional sports business leaders, is partnering up with Intello Sports Partners and Women Blazers to produce a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Dionna Widder, Chief Revenue Officer for the Nashville Predators, and founding Governing Board member of PRO. Season five of Women Blazers will feature in-depth interviews with female senior executives in sports. As a gesture of gratitude, Intello Sports will provide each guest with a one-year PRO Premier membership. 

Women Blazers season five is set to feature 20 more inspirational women executives sharing their insights and journeys growing within our industry. The first episode, featuring Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in Sports is now available on Spotify and Apple Podcast. Season five will continue through December featuring leaders such as: 

Read More

BOD Members Peter John-Baptiste & Laura Dixon Discuss Inclusive Leadership with Tom Friend for SBJ In-Depth

Teams, leagues, venues and unions have found a safe place to unite: Pro Sports Assembly. No other place in the athletic ecosystem has the NFL, NBA, MLB and NWSL, among others, assisting each other in body, mind and purpose. When there were shootings at the Kansas City Super Bowl parade, and grief and guilt permeated the Chiefs franchise, its front office could lean on other teams across leagues — through Pro Sports Assembly — on how to handle the aftermath. Read more on SBJ

Read More

Pro Sports Assembly Hosts C-Suite Circle with Novus Global

C-Suite Circle, Cohort 2 is Open for Applications and Nominations Through March 22nd

Austin, TX - March 19, 2024 – Pro Sports Assembly (PRO), the association for professional sports business leaders, is partnering up with best-in-class executive coaching firm, Novus Global to host “Cohort 2” of Pro Sports Assembly’s C-Suite Circle. The cohort will be comprised of up to 20 leaders in professional sports (teams, leagues, unions, venues) who are near the President, CEO or Commissioner roles. Ami Galani of Elysian Park Ventures, Rob Kaplan of the Kansas City Royals (investor) and former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank (Dallas) and Michele Roberts former Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association will guide the Cohort through seven monthly sessions with professional sports industry CEO’s and Commissioners. Novus Global will provide the Cohort with training that will lead to creating maximum value among cohort relationships, coaching to create a successful capstone project, access to world-class coaches in person, and a library of exceptional resources.

Sessions Include:

Read More

2024 PRO Medal of Leadership Honoree Class Introduced

Pro Sports Assembly Members Have Selected Four Leaders for their Exceptional Leadership Contributions and Impact on the Industry

Austin, TX - March 12, 2024 –  Pro Sports Assembly (“PRO”), the association for professional sports business leaders, will present the 2024 class of honorees for the PRO Medal of Leadership Awards on June 5, 2024 at The Assembly: Pro Sports Leadership Retreat and Workshop. The four Medal of Leadership Award honorees were selected by members of PRO for elevating the standards of leadership excellence in professional sports. 

The Jason Jenkins “Victory for Humanity” Award was created in honor of Jason Jenkins, the late Senior Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs for the Miami Dolphins and a founding member of PRO, serving on the Governing Board as the Chair of Communications. Jason epitomized inclusive leadership, unifying people in sport and in the community. 

Read More

Pro Sports Assembly Names Oracio Galindo of Los Angeles Rams As 2024/2025 Board Chair and 10 New Leaders Join Board of Directors

Pro Sports Assembly Names Oracio Galindo of Los Angeles Rams As 2024/2025 Board Chair and 10 New Leaders Join Board of Directors

 January 29, 2024 | (AUSTIN, TX)  Pro Sports Assembly, the association for professional sports business leaders announced today that Oracio Galindo has been named the 2024/2025 Board Chair. Galindo has been on the leadership team at the Los Angeles Rams since 2016. He leads Employee Experience for the NFL club and has served as a founding member of the Pro Sports Assembly Governing Board since 2020. Galindo earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and his Master of Human Resources from Claremont Graduate University. He is succeeding Ann Seeney, Chief People & Diversity Officer at the US Soccer Federation, who served as the inaugural Board Chair for Pro Sports Assembly. 

In addition to electing a Chair, Pro Sports Assembly elected Marina Carpenter, SVP and General Counsel of the Arizona Coyotes as Vice-Chair; Nicolas Somoano, Director of Finance for ASM Global at NRG Park as Treasurer; Evan Whitfield, Vice President of Supporter & Alumni Relations, Engagement at Chicago Fire FC as Secretary and announced 10 new Directors have joined the governing board (see roster below).  Their work is focused on identifying the challenges facing professional sports, convening thought leaders to explore these issues and producing learning & development, research and growth opportunities for inclusive leaders across the industry. 

Read More

The Professional Body of Sports Leadership (PBSL) and Pro Sports Assembly form a strategic partnership

PBSL and Pro Sports Assembly form strategic partnership to create international opportunities in the sports industry

The new partnership will provide members with coaching, mentoring, training and support to aid career progression 

Read More

Cleveland Cavaliers Become Founding Members of Pro Sports Assembly

The Cleveland Cavaliers have become Founding Members of Pro Sports Assembly (“The Assembly”), a first-of-its-kind, industry-wide, and mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization for people who work in professional sports.

Designed to keep leagues, teams, unions and venues both knowledgeable and accountable for delivering an equitable and profitable future in professional sports organizations – The Assembly is a member-led community that challenges its industry to advance truly inclusive leadership. It believes that by developing cultural and gender intelligence, as well as setting best practices of stewardship, mentorship and allyship, professional sports properties can drive innovation, bolster financial performance, capture new markets and increase brand loyalty. The Assembly is aggressive in its vision and stance to enhance the future of its industry through the #PowerofProSports and aims, by 2030, to achieve parity in opportunity, pay and leadership across the industry.

Read More

SBJ Op-ed: Through hiring we prove actions speak louder than words by Laura Dixon

LAURA DIXON via Sports Business Journal

The first time I wrote a letter to the editor as a young professional it was to Abe Madkour at Sports Business Journal. My letter went straight to the point and I had zero expectation it would be published. It spotlighted the power of optics, position, and fraternity.  Read more on Sports Business Journal.