2017 Speakers

There will be over 30 speakers and panelists at the 2017 Sports Fan Summit. A number of these will be International Keynotes. 

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Mike Veeck (St Paul Saints)

Mike Veeck has been called the funniest man in baseball and continues to blaze new trails every baseball season. Mike has built a profitable empire of minor league baseball teams, including the St. Paul Saints with the belief that anything is possible and no idea too silly. After all, who else would hire mimes to perform instant replays or lock fans out of the stadium to set an all-time attendance record for fewest people at a game.

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Andrea Mokros (2018 Super Bowl Host Committee)

Andrea Mokros currently serves as Vice President of Communications for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Previously, Andrea served in the White House; overseeing Michelle Obama's scheduling and advance operation and executing events across the United States and around the world, planning hundreds of trips covering more than a dozen countries.

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Allen Hermeling (Chicago Cubs)

Allen joined the Cubs in September of 2013 as Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships and is responsible for overseeing the franchise's corporate partnership sales, service and activation functions. In this role, Allen helps corporations elevate their brands through strategic partnerships and experiential activations that reach their target audiences.

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Brett Clarke (Nitro Circus)

Brett is Chief Commercial Officer at Nitro Circus, which has grown to be one of the world’s leading sport and entertainment properties across live events, television, film and digital partnerships. Brett leads marketing strategy for the brand, has closed TV rights agreements with leading networks globally and has driven 1000% sponsorship revenue growth at Nitro Circus.

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Aaron LeValley (AEG Sports, LA Kings & LA Galaxy)

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Anthony Mozzicato (Miami Dolphins)

Anthony joined the Miami Dolphins in August 2016. He was previously Director of Guest Experience at Kansas City Royals for almost 4 years where he directly oversaw all Guest Services & Experience initiatives. Anthony led the Royals in guest services training and service recognition for all front office and stadium event staff and also oversaw the gameday Guest Relations staff and ambassadors.

Brian Gainor

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Jon Scammell (Chelsea Football Club)

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Jeremy Thum (Golden State Warriors)

Jeremy works as Senior Director of Digital Experience at Golden State Warriors. Previously he worked as the Director of Interactive Marketing for the Chicago Bulls.

Jeremy has extensive social media, mobile, web development, and digital content development experience.

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Jeramie McPeek (Jeramie McPeek Communications)

Jeramie spent an award-winning 24-years with the NBA's Phoenix Suns, most recently as the club's VP of Digital and Brand Strategy, plus 20 years of writing for national magazines.

In October 2016, Jeramie launched Jeramie McPeek Communications (JMc). One of JMc's first clients was the Host Committee for Super Bowl LI.

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Mark Calcote (FanThreeSixty)

Mark leads client success initiatives for FanThreeSixty's Australian clients. Mark brings an extensive understanding of the Australian sports market to help teams and properties transform fan data into actionable business intelligence strategies across sales, marketing, digital, and fan engagement.

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Dennis Cunningham (FanThreeSixty)

Dennis is Chief Revenue Officer for FanThreeSixty, a sports technology provider that helps clients identify, understand and meaningfully engage with all of their fans. With more than 20 years experience leading rapid growth technology companies, Dennis is responsible for strategic business initiatives that meet the needs of world-class teams and properties.

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Night Train Veeck

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Tim Miller (Richmond 2015)

Tim spent five years bidding on, developing, managing and producing the largest event in Richmond, Virginia’s history. As the Founder & COO of Richmond 2015, Tim was responsible for the strategic direction, development and day-to-day operations of the organization, and ultimately the event, including the full-time staff, strategic partners and numerous vendors.

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Paul Sergeant (PMY and PSE)

Paul Sergeant is principal of PSE (Paul Sergeant Events) which focusses on identifying and securing major, bespoke events for the Australian market and working with venues to help them secure much needed content. Prior to setting up PSE, Paul was CEO of Etihad Stadium delivering additional massive events such as UFC193, the Speedway Grand Prix, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Invitational Darts Challenge.

Brendan McClements (TLA Worldwide)

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Andrew Hill (RLWC2017)

Shane Harmon

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Andrew Fagan (Adelaide Football Club)

Bio details coming soon.

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Kath Tetley (Netball NSW & NSW Swifts)

Kath has been in her current role as GM of Marketing, Events & Communications at Netball NSW & NSW Swifts since February 2016. As GM Marketing, Media Community & Legacy at the 2015 Netball World Cup, one of Kath’s responsibilities was FanFest.

Danielle Bleazby (AFL)

Kelly Ryan (Western Bulldogs)

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Matt Baker (NRL)

Bio details coming soon.

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Jodie Cross (NSWRL)

Jodie Cross is now Head Of Commercial and Community for the New South Wales Rugby League. Primary to that role is to secure sponsorship revenue and promote the NSW Blues. Formerly NRL's Community Relations Manager, at the NRL Jodie managed delivery of the ‘Learning with League Centre’, branded school programmes and the highly successful creative mental health campaign "What's your State of Mind" campaign.

Paul Kind (Kind Agency)

Michael Johnstone (BOSS Marketing)

Chris Knell (Gold Coast Titans)

Mildie Meyer-Els

Darren Walls (SportsHosts)

Dr Eric Schwarz (Victoria University)

Currently Victoria University’s coordinator of the postgraduate courses in Sport Business and Integrity, Eric previously served almost 7 years as a Professor of Sport Business at Saint Leo University (Florida USA), with four of those years as the Chair of the Department of Sport Business, International Tourism and Hospitality Management.

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Patrick Skene (Red Elephant Group)

Kate Agnew (Netball New Zealand)

Nitro Athletics

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Marcel Berger (Mummu Sports)

Marcel is CEO of a growing global sports travel and logistics company, www.mummusport.com, working with major international sporting federations and events such as the Tour de France, Rugby League World Cup, Netball World Cup, UCI Road World Championships, Tour of Beijing, UCI and others.

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Adam Baldwin (AFL Players' Association)

Simon Arkwright (Sport Research Group)

Bio details coming soon.