Chicago Sports Commission Business of Sport Speaker Series

About the Business of Sport Speaker Series:

The Chicago Sports Commission Speaker Series showcases the business side of the sporting world by bringing together Chicago's leaders and executives from all different areas of sports. The series provides compelling content and invites knowledgeable panelists to discuss a variety of current business trends in the industry. Past topics include: Technology & Sports, Sports Medicine, Business of Soccer, Baseball, Hockey, Golf, etc., Sports Media & Production, Enhancing Community Through Sport, Sport Sponsorship and many more. 

Previous Speakers Include*:

Jay Blunk, Executive Vice President, Chicago Blackhawks
Brooks Boyer, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Chicago White Sox
Stan Bowman, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Chicago Blackhawks
Hon. Anne M. Burke, Justice, Illinois Supreme Court, First Judicial District
Annie Camins, Senior Director Fan Development, Chicago Blackhawks
Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference
Kristin Fasbender, Director of Championships & Alliances, NCAA
Colin Faulkner, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Chicago Cubs
Eric Finkelstein, Director of Event Operations, National Football League
Justine Fedak, Head Social & Sponsorships Marketing, BMO North America
Jenny Fortner, Board Chair, Special Olympics Illinois
Marilynn Gardner, President & Chief Executive Officer, Navy Pier
Daniel Glantz, Global Head of Sponsorship, AIG
Susan Goodenow, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Chicago Bulls
Julian Green, Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs, Chicago Cubs
Marge Hamm, Director of Bears Care, Chicago Bears
Lori Healey, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority (MPEA)
Michael Kelly, General Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Park District
Atul Khosla, Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Fire Club
Alyse LaHue, General Manger, Chicago Red Stars
Rich Levin, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
George McCaskey, Chairman, Chicago Bears
Dan Payne, Chief Executive Officer, USA Rugby
Vince Pellegrino, Senior Vice President, Tournaments, Western Golf Association
Jorge Ramirez, President, Chicago Federation of Labor
Brian Remedi, Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Soccer Federation
David Robbins, Project Administrator, Chicago Department of Aviation
Terry Savarise, Senior Vice President of Operations, Chicago White Sox and United Center
Steve Skinner, CEO, KemperSports & KemperLesnik
Kurt Summers, Treasurer, City of Chicago
Tanesha Wade, Director of Events & Entertainment, Chicago Bears
Carrie Williams, Executive Director, PGA of America Illinois Section
Jessica Yavitz, Executive Director, Chicago Fire Foundation & Vice President of Community Relations, Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Amy Yuhn, Chief Marketing Officer & Head Communications, US, CIBC
*Companies and titles listed reflect positions held at the time speakers participated

To receive event invitations, including to the CSC Business of Sport Speaker Series, please sign up here.



Arena Partners Bank of America BMO Harris Bank logo Chicago Cubs Grosvenor 178x81 Logo Hiltons of Chicago Hyatt Regency Chicago Kemper Sports - Kemper Lesnik OnPeak rEvolution TGI Logo Bulls, Blackhawks and United Center Lockup 178x81   


Absolute Production Services Aon Athletico 178x81 Chicago Fire Chicago Match Race Center Chicago Sky 178x81 Chicagoland Speedway logo Chicago Sport & Social Clubs CIBC logo 178x81 FFC logo Freeman GoGround 178x81 Logo Intersport JLT logo 178x81 Latham and Watkins MillerCoors Monterrey Security PRA 178x81 Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services TSMGI logo Endeavor Logo Bannerville bKl Architecture Bucksbaum Retail logo Mayer Brown Logo McHugh - CSC Credit Union 1 Arena 


Choose Chicago Chicago Federation of Labor Chicago Park District Logo MPEA - McCormick Square Navy Pier Logo World Business Chicago

All Blacks vs Ireland 2017
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Stay in the know - learn more about new events coming to Chicago, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to be involved.