Recognizing that there aren’t enough programs supporting the importance of diversity in the front office, the National Sports Forum (NSF) aims to increase the opportunities for up-and-coming ethnic minority and/or women sports professionals to have access to the senior-level best practices of revenue generating responsibilities within the industry and networking opportunities that have set the NSF apart.
The National Sports Forum welcomed 29 new BDSE Cohort members to the program at the 2015 National Sports Forum in Cincinnati, OH February 8-10, 2015.
2015 BDSE Committee
The BDSE program is organized and run by a committee of 12 individuals in the industry who have a strong desire to support and grow the diversity initiative within the sports and entertainment industry. The committee is responsible for reviewing and selecting the 32 members of the 2015 BDSE Cohort. The 2015 BDSE Committee members are:
Christina Wright, NCAA
Jose Duverge, Soccer United Marketing/MLS
Bruce Wimbish, Greater Columbus Sports Commission
Keith Harrison, UCF
Andy Dolich, Odger Berndston
Lisa Boaz, St. Louis Rams
Mike Boykin, Bespoke Sports & Entertainment
DeAnna Holland, Dick's Sporting Goods
Sheri Barros, Career Sports and Entertainment
Juan Delaroca, Equipo Roca
Tara Jackson, Octagon
Mackenzie Hodge, National Sports Forum
BDSE Cohort
The NSF is proud to present the twenty-nine members of the 2015 BDSE Cohort! Click on their names to learn more!
Alexa Linger, Arizona Sports Radio
Keisha Wyatt, Dallas Mavericks
Cesar Sanchez, Leyendas/Legends
Kylee Barnett, Cincinnatti Reds
Charles Nieves, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
LeeAnne Looney, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Cheray Haynes, Georgia State University
Lindsey Arnold, Monumental Sports
Chris Grant, Conference USA
Deandra Duggans, Events DC
Melissa DeJesus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Heather Lawrence-Benedict, Ohio University College of Business
Michael Carrasquillo, Johnny Marines Enterprises
Hosei Maruyama, St. Louis Cardinals
Morris White, Northern Illinois University
Nikki Bowey, Jacksonville Jaguars
Randall Harris, Fenway Sports Management
Jessica Harbison Weaver, Mercer University
Rishi Lal, S&E Sponsorship Group
Jose Arnau, Grupo Chespirito
Stephanie Holland, University of San Francisco
Karim Fathi, Ohio University College of Business
Theophilus Mitchell, Stanford Recreation - Stanford University
Keira Durrette, New Orleans Saints
Tiffany White, St. Louis Rams
To see a full list of all BDSE members to date CLICK HERE
How To Become a Member of the 2016 BDSE Cohort
The application to become a member of the 2016 BDSE Cohort will be available beginning Fall 2015. Continue checking back for updates throughout the year.