Speakers 2019

Drake’s Organic Spirits

Director of Stadium Services
Green Bay Packers

Director of Service and Activation
Kansas City Chiefs

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Managing Sports Principal
Russell S.P.A.C.E. Venues Group

Speaker, Author
“Why Can’t You’” Podcast Host

Assistant Athletics Director for Development, Operations
University of Illinois Athletics

President of Interactive Gaming
MGM Resorts International

Co-Founder and Head of Business Development
3D Digital Venue

Founder & CEO
Game Face, Inc.

Duane Cummings, Co-Founder, The Speakers Guild of America and CEO, The Sensational Group LLC
Co-Founder, The Speakers Guild of America
CEO, The Sensational Group

Sean Decker
Senior Vice President of Operations and Events
Texas Rangers

Senior Director of Ticketing & Business Intelligence
Chicago Fire Soccer Club

President, Sales and Marketing
MacKenzie Corporation

Senior Director, Guest and Culinary Experience
Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Principal, Sports Practice Leader
Johnson Consulting

Crain’s Chicago Business

Paul Epstein, Director of Partnerships & Leadership Development, BW Leadership Institute 
Director of Partnerships & Leadership Development
BW Leadership Institute

Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales, Service, Marketing & Club Operations
Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing
Chicago Cubs

Assistant AD, Ticket Sales & Client Experience
University of Miami

Milwaukee Bucks

Co-Founder, Human Kind Holistic Consulting Firm;
Owner of Wolf Tribe a division of Philip Folsom Programs

Director of Premium Seating Services
Minnesota Vikings

Founder & CEO

VP, Premium Ticketing
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Carolina Panthers

Vice President, Premium Partnerships
Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils

Director, Premium, Membership, and Suite Sales
San Diego Padres

Director, Premium Seating & Season Ticket Sales
Philadelphia Union

Product Manager

Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder
Inspiration Sports Business Institute, LLC

Executive Director of Arena Operations
T-Mobile Arena

Vice President of Marketing

Executive Vice President of Fan Engagement
Fund Raisers Sports

Founder, Chief of Experience

VP, Premium Seating and Group Sales
Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, Amalie Arena

Founder & CEO

VP Commercial Operations
Arena Americas, Division of the Arena Group

Horrow Sports Ventures

Hunden Strategic Partners

Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer
Texas Rangers Baseball Club

Director of Premium Operations
Xcel Energy Center

Creative Director
Hornall Anderson

Senior Director, Premium Sales
Milwaukee Bucks

516 Business Solutions

Executive Director of Business Development & Premium Partnerships
The Detroit Lions - Ford Field

Founder + Chief Architect
Generator Studio

Senior Manager, NHL Club Business & Analytics
National Hockey League

Vice President, Premium Services

Head of Global Sports


Director of Sales
Chicago White Sox

Managing Director
Pitch Lab

Experience Technology Consultant

Co-Founder, Senior Consultant
Southwestern Consulting

Power Body Language

Complex Sports & Entertainment

Fan Experience Expert
7 Star Service

Director of Sales
Tampa Bay Rays

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer,
Hickory Street Capital

General Manager, Club Wembley
The FA Group

Vice President

Sr. Director of Ticket Sales and Premium Seating
San Francisco Giants

Founder & Design Director
Generator Studio

Director, Membership & Premium Sales
Canucks Sports & Entertainment

Vice President,
Wrigley Field Restoration and Expansion

Vice President of Global Sports and Events Sales
MGM Resorts International

Executive Vice President/COO
United Center


Vice President, Sales
Tyson Group

Premium Services Manager
Detroit Lions

Russ Simons
Chief Listening Officer, Managing Partner
Venue Solutions Group

Populous Design Build

Director of Tickets - Premium Services & Events
Indianapolis Indians

Senior Director of Training and Development
Sports Business Solutions

Senior Director, Ticket Sales and Membership Services
San Diego Padres

Director of Luxury Sales & Services
Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Special Counsel
Covington & Burling LLP

Director of Athletics
University of Illinois

Director of Premium Sales
Orlando Magic

Executive Vice President of  Development

Sports Practice Director
Dimensional Innovations

Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota United FC

Empowerment of a Salesperson