Pro Sports Assembly Introduces Professional Sports Leadership Groups

New Member Resource Groups Offer PRO Members a Space to Engage, Equip, Educate, Empower and Elevate Pro Sports Leadership 

Austin, TX - April 11, 2022 – Pro Sports Assembly (PRO), the association for professional sports business leaders, has introduced the first seven Member Resource Groups (MRG's), made up of cross-sport, cross-geographical PRO members who are committed to leading professional sports organizations into the future.

MRGs offer a think space for leaders and learners, at all levels, to gain perspectives, share best practices, ideate and problem solve. The groups are formed based on professional discipline and areas of interest including Analytics, Diversity & Inclusion, Event & Venue Operations, Finance, Human Resources & People Operations, Partnerships, and Social Impact.

Pro Sports Assembly unites leaders across sport, geography and discipline. 30 organizations joined as Founding members and partners in 2021 - elevating the collective impact of pro sports leadership for the good of the industry in new and powerful ways. From finance to innovation, operations and sales to social responsibility, marketing, human resources and analytics, PRO aims to ensure there is a diverse and talented pipeline to lead the industry into the future.

“We are not only proud to be a member of Pro Sports Assembly, but we are also pleased to provide new learning, development and leadership opportunities for our employees through PRO. What we learn and contribute through Member Resource Groups improves our team, and we appreciate the opportunity to contribute to leadership growth and development across the pro sports ecosystem,” said Oracio Galindo, Head of Employee Experiences, Los Angeles Rams and Pro Sports Assembly Board Member. .

MRG Leaders

Analytics - Brennan DiChiara (Pegula Sports + Entertainment), Christine Lawrence (WWE)

Diversity & Inclusion - Dr. Debonair Oates-Primus (Oak View Group), Laura Perez (Spurs Sports * Entertainment), Nicolas Somoano (Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, PNC Stadium), McKenzie Watts (Dallas Mavericks)

Event & Venue Operations - Jesslyn Kostopoulos (Ilitch Sports & Entertainment), Jessie Lantz (Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, PNC Stadium)

Finance - Will Gough (Dallas Mavericks), Vanessa Scott (Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, PNC Stadium), Matt Wojciechowski (Dallas Mavericks)

HR & People Operations - Amanda Czajka (Pegula Sports + Entertainment), Erin Fierle (Pegula Sports + Entertainment), Jasmine Howard (Ilitch Sports & Entertainment)

Partnerships - Margaret Grotte (Spurs Sports & Entertainment), Jared Kozinn (Arizona Coyotes), Baylor Nicole Love (Tennessee Smokies)

Social Impact - Ray Casas (Texas Rangers), Bridget Gannon (National Basketball Retired Players Association), Julie McCarty (Spurs Sports & Entertainment)

About PRO Sports Assembly
Pro Sports Assembly is the association for professional sports business leaders. Together, PRO members create and foster a strong, healthy and fair workforce for teams, leagues, unions and venues. Developing cultural and gender intelligence enables our industry to drive innovation, bolster financial performance, capture new markets, and increase customer loyalty. Collectively, PRO members are working to set the standard for leadership in professional sports. For more information on Pro Sports Assembly, please visit

Antoine Ibrahim
Unrivaled Group
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