April 14, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA

Event Venue: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Honoring the Next Generation of Sports Leaders

Nominations Deadline
: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Awards Banquet: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Forty Under 40 Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Forty Under 40 Class of 2016!

Join us on Thursday, April 14 at the Forty Under 40 Banquet in Los Angeles, as we honor these outstanding young executives and celebrate their accomplishments.

Ken Babby, Founder and Chairman, Fast Forward Sports Group

Kim Beauvais, VP, Business Operations and Human Resources, Big Ten Network

Yu-Han Chang, Co-Founder and COO, Second Spectrum

Aaron Cohen, Writer and Screenwriter, Patent Seven Productions

Russell D'Souza, Co-Founder, SeatGeek

Shannon Dan, SVP, Digital Strategy, Intersport

Adam Davis, Chief Revenue Officer, Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils

Kevin Demoff, COO and EVP, Football Operations, Los Angeles Rams

Anthony DiCosmo, 

SVP, Sports Marketing and Development, Nickelodeon Group



Hymie Elhai, SVP, Business Affairs and General Counsel, New York Jets

Jaime Faulkner, CEO, E15

Todd Fischer, SVP, 

Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting, 

GMR Marketing 

David Greenspan, Partner and Co-Chair, College Sports, Winston & Strawn LLP

Al Guido, President, San Francisco 49ers

Christopher Halpin, SVP, Licensing and Consumer Products, National Football League

Rob Higgins, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Jamie Horowitz, President, Fox Sports National Networks

Amy Huchthausen, Commissioner, America East Conference

Charlie Hussey, Associate Commissioner, Network Relations, Southeastern Conference

Zaileen Janmohamed, Senior Director, Global Brand, Product and Sponsorship Intelligence, Visa 

Brian Kopp, President, Catapult

Patrick Kraft, Director of Athletics, Temple University

Geoff Lester, 

Head of Partnerships & Business Development, StubHub 



Chris Marinak, SVP, League Economics and Strategy, Major League Baseball

Kevin McSherry, VP, Global Partnerships, WME | IMG

Bill Mulvihill, SVP, Head of Sports and Entertainment Group, U.S. Bank

Colin Neville, Vice President, The Raine Group

Troup Parkinson, EVP, Partnerships, Boston Red Sox

Dana Rosenberg, VP, Global Partnerships, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Richard Rubano, Partner, DLA Piper

Paul Saville, VP, Wasserman Experience, Wasserman 

Connor Schell, SVP, Executive Producer, ESPN

Chris Schlosser, 

SVP and General Manager, MLS Digital, Major League Soccer 



Russell Silvers, SVP, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG

Julie Sobieski, VP, League Sports Programming, ESPN

Ryan Tollner, Co-Founder and Partner, Rep 1 Sports

David Weiss, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, National Basketball Association

Amy Yakola, Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief of External Affairs, Atlantic Coast Conference

Michael Zavodsky, EVP, Global Partnerships, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment 

Timothy Zulawski, VP, Sponsorship Sales and Service, AMB Sports & Entertainment


Highlights from the Forty Under 40 banquet

The 2016 Forty Under 40 banquet and awards show will be held on Thursday, April 14 at L.A. Live. To get an idea of what to expect at the event, check out our highlights:

Purchase Tickets to the 2016 Forty Under 40 Awards

The Forty Under 40 Awards is an annual celebration of the best young talent in sports business.

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 following the CAA World Congress of Sports, the 40 winners, their guests and industry leaders will be treated to a gala dinner and awards program at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE.

The evening is a celebration not only of the accomplishments of the class of 2015, but also of sports business. Ask anyone who has been there, the Forty Under 40 Awards is a night to remember…. and not one to be missed. Make your plans to attend by purchasing your tickets today.





Scenes from the 2015 Banquet

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Donna Johnson at 704-973-1421.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact Julie Tuttle at 212-500-0711.

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