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For the Love of the Games Speaker Series

The “For the Love of the Games Distinguished Speaker Series” is a platform for leading personalities in the world of sport to discuss contemporary issues related to the business of sport, on the campus of Western New England University. In the fall of 2007, the CISB launched the Speaker Series as part of its Distinguished Visitor Program, with World Anti-Doping Agency chair and International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. 

Upcoming Speakers:

For the Love of the Games: FIFA Broadcast Marketing
Thursday, November 15, 2017 
12:30-1:30 p.m., Sleith Hall Wood Auditorium 

Hidenori Arai, senior executive at FIFA TV Services, began his sport career as vice president at ISL, a Swiss sports marketing company with close ties to FIFA, before being named general manager of broadcast rights for Dentsu, a global advertising and public relations firm headquartered in Tokyo.

Past Speakers:

Kevin Codey '97, Physical Education Teacher,Herberg Middle School and NFL Line Judge
Buster Olney, Baseball Analyst at ESPN and Columnist for ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com
Katey Stone, U.S Women's Ice Hockey Coach
Chris Prescott '01, NFL Scout
Dan Dutcher, NCAA Vice President for Division III

Don Porter, former President, International Softball Federation
Danny Morrison, President, Carolina Panthers
Doug Ingram, United States Olympic Committee senior director for international games
Peter Diamond, Senior Vice President for Programming, NBC Olympics
Deane Swanson ’75, Senior Director, ESPN’s X Games
Jay Grossman, President of Puck Agency, LLC, and NHL Sports Agent
Roderick Jackson, the Alabama girls’ high school basketball coach and plaintiff in a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education
Richard Ensor, Commissioner, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Sandy Alderson, General Manager, New York Mets
Sunil Gulati, President of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the New England Revolution
Greg Harney, President, Global Sports Partners (GSP), and Former Managing Director of International Affairs, USOC
Mike Trombley, former Major League Baseball pitcher
Lynn Zinser, Sports Writer, The New York Times
Dr. Donna Lopiano, President and Founder, Sports Management Resources, and former CEO, Women’s Sports Foundation
Bobby Valentine, Manager, Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League of professional baseball
Bob Beamon, Olympic long jump record holder
Ron Froehlich, President, International World Games Association
Dick Pound, Chairman, World Anti-Doping Agency