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Social Responsibility of Sports Conference - Agenda

Social Responsibility of Sports Conference

Social Responsibility of Sports Conference

The Social Responsibility of Sports Conference provided a forum for top leaders from major sports leagues and entities to share research on social responsibility in sports and engage in an open dialogue about the ways in which they can develop lasting programs that lead to societal change.

Agenda

1:30–1:35 p.m.

Arthur R. Miller

Arthur R. Miller, CBE
Associate Dean and Director, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business; Founder and Chairman, NYU School of Professional Studies Sports and Society

1:35–1:40 p.m.

Tony Ponturo
CEO, Ponturo Management Group; Director of Industry Relations, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

1:40–2:00 p.m.

Adam Silver

Adam Silver
Commissioner, National Basketball Association

2:00–2:45 p.m.

Responsibility of Sports?

Today, sports team ownership can cost billions of dollars. How are team executives and key decision-makers of teams and organizations addressing social responsibility to grow the value of their assets while also doing the right thing?

Marc De Grandpre

Marc De Grandpre
General Manager, New York Red Bulls

Wyc Grousbeck

Wyc Grousbeck
Managing Partner, Governor, CEO, and Co-Owner, Boston Celtics

Sam Kennedy

Sam Kennedy
President, Boston Red Sox

Tanya Mruck

Tanya Mruck
Director, Foundation Operations, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Stephen M. Ross

Stephen M. Ross
Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner, Miami Dolphins; Founder, Ross Institute for Sports and Equality (RISE)

2:45–3:30 p.m.

and Organizations Get Involved?

Sports have a powerful voice in the media and in influencing action and change in our society. When does influence move from the symbolic and intangible to the level of public policy?

Arthur R. Miller

Moderator

Arthur R. Miller, CBE
Associate Dean and Director, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business; Founder and Chairman, NYU School of Professional Studies Sports and Society

Val Ackerman

Val Ackerman, JD
Commissioner, The BIG EAST Conference

Charles Baker

Charles Baker, JD
Partner, DLA Piper (US)

Brian Ellner

Brian Ellner, JD
Executive Vice President, Group Head; Public Affairs, New York, Edelman

Domonique Foxworth

Domonique Foxworth
Former National Football League Players Association President

Pat LaFontaine

Pat LaFontaine
Vice President for Development and Community Affairs; National Hockey League; Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

John Sexton

John Sexton, PhD, JD
President Emeritus, New York University

3:30–3:45 p.m.

Highlights from NYU's groundbreaking research project in professional sports with the NFL, NBA/WNBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, PGA Tour, and LPGA.

Sam Marchiano

Presenter

Sam Marchiano
Conference Research Chair; Adjunct Instructor, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

3:45–4:10 p.m.

Network with industry leaders as you reenergize with refreshments.

Sweet Unity Farms

Coffee provided by Sweet Unity Farms

David Robinson, son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, founded Sweet Unity Farms in Tanzania, Africa.

Sweet Unity Farms represents family owned, cooperatively organized coffee farms. Its mission is to enhance the economic position and quality of life for coffee farmers and their communities through direct trade with consumers and the international coffee industry.

4:10–4:40 p.m.

Young sports leaders explore innovations and opportunities in social responsibility as the field responds to the changing perspectives and values of a new wave of fans.

Kostya Kennedy

Moderator

Kostya Kennedy
Award-Winning American Sportswriter; Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

Harrie Bakst

Harrie Bakst (NYUSPS '07)
Partner, Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group

Colleen Doran

Colleen Doran (NYUSPS '09)
Development Coordinator, Harlem RBI

Felicia Ganthier

Felicia Ganthier
Manager, Community Relations, New York Rangers

Fran Kirmser

Fran Kirmser
Producer

Doug Smoyer

Doug Smoyer
Vice President, Business Development, National Football League; Adjunct Instructor, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

4:40–4:50 p.m.

Kathy Behrens

Accepted by

Kathy Behrens
President, Social Responsibility and Player Programs, National Basketball Association

The Social Responsibility in Sports (SRS) Impact Award is presented annually by the NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business to a foundation (or an individual) that has put SRS at the heart of its daily operations in its work with stakeholders and outside communities.

5:00–5:45 p.m.

Presents: Agents of Change

Agents of change in social responsibility come from many walks in the sports industry: athletes, executives, sponsors, and many others. How do these stakeholders make a difference?

Carl Quintanilla

Moderator

Carl Quintanilla
Anchor, CNBC's Squawk on the Street; and Squawk Alley; Correspondent, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Billy Bean

Billy Bean
Vice President for Social Responsibility and Inclusion, Major League Baseball Office of
the Commissioner

Sharlee Jeter

Sharlee Jeter
President, Turn 2 Foundation

David Nelson

David Nelson
CEO and Cofounder, i'mMe; Player, National Football League

5:45–5:50 p.m.

Tony Ponturo

Tony Ponturo
Conference Chair; CEO, Ponturo Management Group; Director of Industry Relations, NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

5:50–7:30 p.m.