18 - 19 March 2024
Marriott Marquis, New York
SportsPro New York 2024 will continue to debate industry shaping subjects, revealing opportunities in the largest sports broadcast and streaming market in the world.
Across the key themes of content, monetisation, technology, and platforms & distribution hear from the industry innovators and digital disruptors who are navigating the challenges and harnessing the unprecedented opportunities in sports media to grow, engage and monetise their audiences.
SportsPro New York will usher in the new age of sports media as we unlock the strategies that sit at its heart and share the executional tactics to thrive within it.
Be inspired and informed to shape the new age.
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Andy Goldberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the New York Mets, is responsible for developing the brand to live both on the field and beyond the diamond. His efforts to create a best-in-class fan experience have led to ballpark experiences like Timmy Trumpets playing live in-game and a Super Bowl LVII advertisement spot that aired locally in the New York area.Goldberg joined the Mets from American Express, where he served as SVP, Global Brand Content & Platforms. He led the brand forward by developing successful global brand strategies, including transforming Shop Small from a single day into a year-round global platform that supports merchants, small businesses, and card members. Before Amex, Goldberg spent over eight years at General Electric, responsible for pushing GE to reinvent its world-famous brand.
Chairman & CEO
Luis Silberwasser is Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, overseeing a premium U.S. sports rights portfolio highlighted by long-standing relationships with the National Basketball Association, NCAA, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. In addition to being responsible for growing the overall Sports business and sports rights portfolio in the US, Silberwasser is also charged with overseeing key growth strategies and global priorities for WBD Sports.
Chief Growth Officer
Colie Edison serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). A veteran strategic leader and transformative marketer, Edison became the league’s first-ever Chief Growth Officer in January 2022. She is charged with league business and strategy functions and leads efforts on all league and team revenue-generating opportunities. She is based in the WNBA’s New York office and reports directly to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.
EVP, Business Operations
Raven Jemison is a sports business executive with 14 years of experience managing multi-million business operations and generating revenue across both teams and leagues. She currently serves as Executive Vice President, Business Operations for the Milwaukee Bucks and is responsible for managing the organization’s foundational and entrepreneurial business units, including ticketing, marketing, technology, analytics, corporate social responsibility and the G-League’s Wisconsin Herd. Previously, Jemison served as Vice President in the NBA’s Team Marketing and Business Operations, an in-house group consulting on all aspects of business operations, including ticket and sponsorship sales, marketing, digital, customer retention, arena operations, staffing, analytics and expense control. Prior to the NBA, she served in several sales, marketing and business operations leadership roles with the San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Florida Panthers. Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Raven is a proud graduate of Auburn University, where she earned both B.S and M.Ed degrees.
Raven is a Steering Group member of the SportsPro New Era programme, championing female leaders in the sports industry.
Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports, News & Stations
Jeffrey Gerttula was promoted to Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports and CBS News and Stations, in May 2022, overseeing all digital properties at CBS Sports as well as CBS News and Stations. He was named Executive Vice President for CBS Sports Digital in January 2018, and in May 2022 his role was expanded to oversee the integration of digital and streaming properties with CBS News and Stations. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital, CBS Sports, and Vice President, Programming, CBSSports.com, since joining CBS Sports in 2009. Gerttula leads the media business, product, design and engineering for CBS News and Stations and all of CBS Sports’ digital properties, which include CBS Sports HQ, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports mobile and TV apps, CBS Sports Fantasy, SportsLine, 247Sports, MaxPreps, ComicBook.com and PopCulture.com. He oversees all aspects of these properties including live and on-demand video programming, editorial content, product, technology and design across all digital platforms. In conjunction with CBS Sports, Gerttula also leads the acquisition and strategy for exclusive live sports rights in the Paramount+ streaming service and supports sports content streaming on Pluto TV.
VP, Global Sports Video
As Vice President, Global Sports Video, Marie Donoghue leads all of Prime Video’s global sports content business. She oversees Prime Video’s global sports strategy, identifying and evaluating new opportunities, managing acquisitions, programming and production, enabling Amazon Prime customers to access original and live sports content on hundreds of devices, in over 240 countries and territories.Marie led the groundbreaking acquisition and production of Thursday Night Football, marking the first time a streaming service aired an exclusive national broadcast package from the NFL. In addition, Prime Video’s sports content includes Premier League in the U.K., UEFA Champions League in Germany and Italy (U.K. starting in 2024), ONE Championship (U.S. and Canada), and the WNBA.Prior to joining Amazon, Donoghue spent more than 18 years at ESPN, where she most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Business and Content Strategy. A native of the Bronx, Marie earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and a law degree from Columbia University.
Rick Cordella serves as President, Programming, NBC Sports, Peacock Sports. In this role, Cordella leads NBC Sports’ programming strategy, overseeing a team working across all properties to maximize distribution and efficiencies on broadcast, cable and Peacock. In addition, he oversees sports betting, sports fantasy and related efforts.
Former Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International
Kevin Mayer is Co-CEO and founder of Candle Media, a next generation media company, home to category-defining brands including Hello Sunshine, Moonbug Entertainment, Faraway Road Productions and Westbrook Media. Mr. Mayer is also co-founder and managing director ofSmash Capital, serves as Chairman of DAZN Group, a major global sports media company, and is on the Board of the Forest Road Company.Prior to founding Candle and Smash Capital, Mr. Mayer served as CEO of TikTok and COO of its parent company, ByteDance.Mr. Mayer is a former long-serving top executive at The Walt Disney Company where as Chief Strategy Officer he oversaw strategy and new business development as well mergers and acquisitions for the company, including the purchases of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm/Star Wars, Bamtech, 21st Century Fox, and others. Mr. Mayer subsequently served as Chairman for itsDirect-to-Consumer and International segment which included developing and launching global streaming platforms Disney+ and ESPN+, overseeing Hulu, managing global advertising, content, and channel sales and distribution, and running international media and studiooperations. Mr. Mayer is also an advisory board member at Salesforce. He is on the board of Tinuiti, a private performance marketing agency as well as Beachbody, a leading online/connected fitness company.Mr. Mayer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
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