Ed Moran

The Laver Cup: The Evolution Of Tennis’ Ryder Cup Event

In 2017, Roger Federer’s management agency Team8 set out on an ambitious goal – to create the Ryder Cup for tennis. Now, as the Laver Cup enters its third edition beginning on September 20, the tournament is in a position to achieve that. In 2017, Steve Zacks was executive vice president and chief marketing officer at NetJets, a private jet company and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. During his time at the company, he developed a relationship with Federer, who was […]

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Going From Picks To Kicks, Kam Chancellor Now Focusing On Fashion

Like many kids growing up, Kam Chancellor wished that he could wear what he wanted. From shoes to clothes, he couldn’t afford to buy the best that each had to offer. Since he retired from the NFL in 2018, Chancellor has made it a point to let others live a life he could only dream of as a child. In collaboration with his wife and business partner Tiffany, he recently unveiled the Chancellor Collection shoe line. Created in partnership with […]

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Women In Sports Roundtable: Female Executives In Big 4 Sports

Summer 2019 was an important summer for female sports leaders. With more women each year rising through the leadership ranks in professional sports, Front Office Sports spoke with female execs from MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL about how their employers embrace gender diversity and what the future holds for women in sports.  FOS: How has your respective league addressed gender diversity during your career? Lara Pitaro Wisch, executive vice president & general counsel, MLB: “I feel incredibly lucky to be […]

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Spree Of Female Executive Hires A Hopeful Harbinger For A More Diverse Future

The WNBA’s appointment of Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as its first commissioner in May was just one of the many wins during the summer of 2019 for gender diversity in the executive ranks of sports. From Jessica Berman’s hire as the new deputy commissioner of the NLL to Red Sox executive Raquel Ferriera’s promotion to co-interim president of baseball operations, the hiring of female executives in high-profile positions appears to be gaining momentum across all sports. “There’s a movement that’s […]

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Rice-Texans Latest Example Of Pro Football’s Investment Into Sports Management

Ever wonder what exactly is going on behind-the-scenes at an NFL team? The Houston Texans are teaming up with Rice University to provide students with exactly that. For the Fall 2019 semester, the Texans are partnering with the university’s Department of Sport Management to run a new course titled, “Pro Sports: Management,” which teaches students about the daily operations of a professional sports organization.  “Being located in Houston, we are fortunate to have an excellent relationship with all of the […]

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Behrens, Brooks At Forefront Of NBA’s Push For Gender Diversity

For two of the NBA’s leading female executives, their path to the league couldn’t have been more different. While Kathy Behrens was a multi-sport athlete at the University of Hartford – playing basketball and tennis – she never envisioned her sports career extending beyond college. She envisioned herself working up the ranks of the nonprofit and government sectors – and did so for nearly 20 years. Meanwhile, Amy Brooks’ earliest basketball memories were in her hometown of Sacramento, Calif. With […]

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Korn Ferry, PGA Tour Confident About Future Going Forward Together

With a career path that’s taken her everywhere from CAA to Fenway Sports Management, Alex Baldwin was always drawn to golf. Little did she know that she would eventually become the face of change for the PGA Tour.  After becoming president of the PGA Tour’s Web.com developmental tour in late January, Baldwin has already spearheaded massive changes. Less than five months after becoming the first female president of one of the PGA Tour’s six global tours, the Web.com tour changed […]

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Aurora Games Makes Important Debut But Shows Room For Improvement

Jerry Solomon is married to an Olympian, but it took another athlete to open his eyes to his next big venture. The sports agent – and husband to former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan – was in Rio during the 2016 Summer Olympics to support his client, judo wrestler, and gold-medalist Kayla Harrison. While in Brazil, Solomon paid close attention to coverage between the male and female athletes. What he saw gave him the inspiration behind an event meant to […]

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College Athletic Departments Looking To Add Revenue Going Forward

With the dog days of August making its way into September, it means the return of arguably college athletics’ biggest sport: college football. Although much has been written about college football’s attendance struggles, that trend has yet to heavily impact the coffers of athletic departments. In the NCAA’s recent financial database report put together by USA Today, the University of Texas-Austin generated $219,402,579 – more than the 229 other public schools in Division I that are obligated to release this information. Private […]

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Ole Miss On Road To Financial Freedom Post-NCAA Scandal

On Dec. 1, 2017, the University of Mississippi had its toughest loss to date – off the gridiron. That day saw the NCAA hit the university with a laundry bin’s amount of penalties – 15 Level-I infractions total. They included three years of probation, postseason bans for 2017 (self-imposed) and 2018, recruiting sanctions, and perhaps most devastatingly, vacating 33 wins from 2010 to 2016 that featured ineligible student-athletes. Now as Ole Miss kicked off its 2019 season on Aug. 31 […]

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