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:

  • April 17, 2024, 3pm ET - Nic Barlage, Rock Entertainment Group CEO
  • May 15, 2024, 3pm ET - Xavier Gutierrez, Arizona Coyotes CEO
  • *June 5-7, 2024 - in-person at The Assembly
  • July 17, 2024, 3pm ET - Kevin Warren, Chicago Bears CEO + Chris Granger, OVG360 President
  • August 21, 2024, 3pm ET - Mel Raines, Pacers Sports & Entertainment CEO + Kevin Demoff, LA Rams COO
  • September 18, 2024, 3pm ET - Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner
  • October 16, 2024, 3pm ET - Jessica Berman, NWSL Commissioner
  • *November 23, 2024 - in-person Capstone Presentation at NWSL Championship

The program is available to Pro Sports Assembly members with 5+ years in a Vice President role or above. Applications and nominations for Cohort 2 are open now through March 22. Interested applicants may go to HERE to apply, learn more about the program, and Pro Sports Assembly membership. Those selected will engage with one another through experiential learning and informed dialogue; with the goal of building trust founded on shared insight and mutual respect to enhance their leadership journey far into the future.

“We believe the next generation of top leaders and problem-solvers in pro sports greatly benefit from the opportunity to refine and hone their leadership skills through the C-Suite Circle with Novus Global,” said Lauren Lopez, NWSL Chief People and Culture Officer and PRO Governing Board Member. “As a member of Cohort 1, I value how this leadership circle has allowed me to build high-trust relationships with leaders from various disciplines, structures and junctions in their careers. Which is one reason I wanted the NWSL to have a more significant role and lasting positive impact on the industry.”

The goal of the C-Suite Circle with Novus Global is to create a safe, collaborative think-space for rising executives to refine their leadership skills, build new connections and avenues of communication with industry contemporaries, and engage with renowned business leaders in an intimate, recurring forum that will stimulate authentic and impactful engagement.

“At Novus Global, we believe that every leader's two greatest leadership challenges are as follows: 1) They drastically underestimate what they are capable of, and 2) They drastically underestimate what their team is capable of. We are honored to walk alongside this cohort to explore where and how this might be true for these exceptional leaders,” said Kristin Frade, Associate Partner, Novus Global

Ultimately, the cohort will produce a “Business in Crisis Continuity Plan” and present it to key leaders, investors and stakeholders at the 2024 NWSL Championship weekend. The final deliverable will stand up a structure of a plan, so it is plug and play for any PRO league/team/union to access and reference and make their own.

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