May 14 - 20: Sponsorship Connect: In Support Of Feeding America & Second Harvest

May 14 - 20: Sponsorship Connect: In Support Of Feeding America & Second Harvest

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May 14 - 20: Sponsorship Connect: In Support Of Feeding America & Second Harvest

Are you wondering ‘what’s next’? Join Avish Sood and Justine Fedak (Former Head of Social & Sponsorships at BMO North America) as we host an open forum conversation series with leading executives, sharing how they are managing challenges, identifying opportunities and re-thinking strategy.

Access live conversations with ALL 35+ speakers starting at just $10 CDN (or $7 USD) with 100% of proceeds going to Feeding America and Second Harvest in the battle against COVID-19.

Thursday, May 14th (5pm – 5:45pm EST) “Breaking Into SportsBiz”

Tony Perez (Director of Partnerships at Miami Heat)

Adam White (CEO at Front Office Sports)

Jessica Leung (Sr. Global Brand Manager at Electronic Arts)

Erica Bernadas (Sr. Manager, Corporate Partnerships at New Orleans Saints)

Thursday, May 14th (5:45pm – 6:30pm EST) “Breaking Into SportsBiz”

Lou Frangella (Sr. Manager, Partnership Activation at Major League Baseball)

Jose Duverge (Director, Brand Partnerships at The Players’ Tribune)

Katie Carew (Director, Corporate Partnerships at New York Football Giants)

Kirby Porter (NBA Partnerships at PepsiCo)

Thursday, May 14th (6:30pm – 7:15pm EST) “Behind The Brand Lens”

Adam Friedman (Marketing Sponsorship Manager at Verizon)

Azim Akhtar (Marketing Manager, Reese’s at The Hershey Company)

David Picioski (Sr. Manager, Global Sports Experiences & Partnerships at American Express)

Kristen Gambetta (Senior Director of Sports and Entertainment at Rakuten)

Friday, May 15th (10:30am – 1:30pm EST) “Executive Fireside Chats”

Andrew Miller (Chief Operating Officer at Minnesota Vikings) at 10:30am

Marc Kielberger (Co-Founder at WE) at 11am

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Jacqueline Ryan (Chief Brand & Commercial Officer at Canadian Olympic Committee) at 12pm

Zachary Leonsis (Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment) at 12:30pm

Michael Rossi (President at adidas Canada) at 1pm

Tuesday, May 19th (11:00am – 1:00pm EST) “Executive Fireside Chats”

Chris Shewfelt (Vice President, Business Operations at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment) & Lori Nikkel (CEO, Second Harvest) at 11am

Matthew Diamond (Executive Vice President at Mosaic) & Julie Haferkamp (Sr. Account Director at Mosaic) at 11:30am

Peter Laatz (Global Managing Director at IEG) at 12pm

Anuk Karunaratne (Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations at Toronto Blue Jays) at 12:30pm

Tuesday, May 19th (4:00pm – 7:00pm EST) *Executive Fireside Chats & Panel Discussions*

Brian Gordon (Founder & CEO, Engine Shop) at 4pm

Phillip Haid (CEO, Public Inc.) at 4:30pm

“Digital Pivot: Rethinking Social & Digital Sponsorship Models” at 5pm – 6pm

Dewayne Hankins (Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer at the Portland Trail Blazers)

Shahbaz Khan (Director, Digital Content at the Minnesota Timberwolves)

Jonah Ballow (Vice President, Digital at MKTG)

“Sharing Career Perspectives In Different Fields” at 6pm – 7pm

Mike Minnella (Senior Manager, Business Development & Sponsorship at National Football League)

Paul Beckles (Global Brand Director, Converse)

Drew McGowan (Communications Lead, Clif Bar & Co.)

Wednesday, May 20th (10:30am – 12:30pm &EST) “Executive Fireside Chats”

Deirdre Drake (Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at U.S. Cellular) at 10:30am

Dan Migala (Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at 4Front) at 11am

Matt Pazaras (Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy at Milwaukee Bucks) at 11:30am

Andrea Carter (Vice President of CSR at Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena) at 12pm

Wednesday, May 20th (3:30pm – 4:30pm EST) “Executive Fireside Chats”

Matt Bruhn (General Manager, Pabst Brewing Co.) & Luke Atkinson (Chief Marketing Officer, Pabst Brewing Co.) at 3:30pm

Tyrrell Schmidt (Global Brand & Customer Experience Officer at TD Bank) at 4pm

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