Steve Pacheco is the President/CEO of the American Advertising Federation. Pacheco is tasked with designing a future-forward organization consistent with the changes impacting the advertising landscape. His role will span evolution of the AAF’s programs, services and membership; volunteer engagement; and serving as the voice of the advertising industry through advocacy and lobbying on key issues from free commercial speech to the advancement of diversity and inclusion.
Edward M. Kull was named Interim Director of Athletics at Fordham on July 1, 2020. A former Senior Vice President at GENYOUth Foundation, previously served as the Senior Director of Development and Senior Associate Athletic Director at Fordham University since May of 2017 where he was responsible for leading the annual and major gift fundraising efforts supporting 22 intercollegiate and club sports.
Burke Magnus was named executive vice president, programming and scheduling, of ESPN in May 2015, having served as senior vice president, programming and acquisitions since January 2014, and senior vice president, college sports programming, since March 2008. In this role, Magnus oversees all of the company’s program acquisitions and rights holder relations, content strategy and scheduling across professional and college and amateur sports.
Kimberly Beaudin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.Kimberly graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Communication, Journalism and Related Problems. As the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, she oversees the marketing functions and revenue generation, developing strategic plans for the brand, channels, customers and communication built on consumer and market insights.
Kasia Horner is a Director in the Public Affairs and Communications function at The Coca-Cola Company. In her more than 16-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, Kasia has lead sports marketing activation for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In her role, Kasia set strategic direction, managed key college sports partnerships with the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS and led the execution of the NCAA March Madness sports marketing campaign. Her experience using multiple media platforms, including television, digital, social media, in-venue fan engagement and experiential marketing techniques to drive awareness and participation.
Cory Moss joined CLC in 1995 and been instrumental in growing the company’s licensing business, but more importantly, led its re-engineering over the last several years to better align with the changing retail marketplace. CLC represents more than 700 colleges and universities, conferences, bowls, the NCAA, the Heisman Trophy and the College Football Playoff. He was a previous member of the NCAA Football Marketing Committee, NCAA Youth Football Committee, and Board of Directors of Hampton University’s Center for Sport Leadership. Cory currently serves on the Board of Directors for the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation, and Board Chair for the Atlanta-area March of Dimes.
Randy Bernard is the currently the manager of Garth Brooks and has been for almost 5 years. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before starting his professional journey. Randy has held positions with different companies such as The CEO of Professional Bull Riders (PBR), The CEO of Indy Car and CEO and President of RMG. Randy is also a Board Member for the National Cowboy and Heritage Museum and TeamMates for Kids.
The leading reporter covering the dynamic business of college sports, Michael Smith joined Sports Business Journal in 2006 after having spent 18 years with daily newspapers, most recently covering the University of Kentucky basketball program for the Louisville Courier-Journal. His résumé also includes stints covering the University of South Carolina and the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.
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.