Eric Jackson is the Sports Business Reporter for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Eric graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Journalism. While at Valdosta State he was the sports editor for the Spectator engineering the newspaper’s sports coverage and content. Eric has been an Game Day intern with the Atlanta Dream, a media coordinator for the Atlanta Tennis Championships, freelance writer for Appen Newsletter, a contributing writer for Peach State Sports and a sports reporter for Lake City Reporter.
David Adler is the Chairman and Founder of BizBash. BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and human resource executives.
Dennis Dodd has covered college football for CBS Sports since it was CBS SportsLine in 1998. He is one of only seven media members to attend all 16 BCS title games and has chronicled conference realignment as well as the start of the College Football Playoff. Dennis has dabbled in NFL, MLB and NHL and believes the College World Series is severely under appreciated. He is a Missouri grad and former award-winning FWAA president. Dennis previously worked for numerous outlets including The National and the Kansas City Star.
Robert Irvine is a world class chef, fitness authority, author and philanthropist. Robert pioneered a new genre of programming for Food Network with his extreme cooking challenge show, Dinner: Impossible, which ran for 7 seasons and over 100 episodes. He parlayed that success into the even more popular Restaurant: Impossible, which continues today. Robert doesn't just renovate restaurants and retrain staff in record time, he counsels owners through personal problems that were destroying their businesses. On average, 1.2 million viewers tune in on a weekly basis.
Darryl Cobbin is the CEO and Managing Partner for the Brand Positioning Doctors. The Brand Positioning Doctors are a specialized brand building and brand positioning firm that focuses exclusively on developing a laser sharp Brand Architecture and Positioning. He is also Co-Host and Executive Producer for “Brands, Beats, and Bytes” – Covers insightful points of view and incredible stories on what’s popping and not popping in marketing, tech, and culture you can use to win immediately.
Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Crash, the career launch platform. He previously founded and currently serves as an advisor to Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. Isaac is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom.
John has worked for the Alabama Media Group for six years. During those six years he has filled the roles of college sports editor and a sports reporter. John also has received many awards for his writings including first place in sports non-deadline reporting in the largest newspaper category.