SBJ/October 10-16, 2011/Game Changers
Game Changers: Kit Geis
Published October 10, 2011, Page 34A
The game ball proves Geis’ MVP status at Genesco Sports Enterprises.
Senior Vice President
- First job: Ad sales for Golf magazine.
- Biggest professional disappointment: Not winning that certain piece of new business and just knowing we could have done the best job.
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received?: Never say “We’ve tried that before and it doesn’t work.”
- Person who had the biggest influence on your career in sports: Mark Bingham hired me at the Mets and away from the publishing world. That solidified my career path in sports.
- Woman in sports business you’d most like to meet: Billie Jean King. A real pioneer.
- The biggest challenge I face working in the sports business is …: Keeping up with clients’ businesses, inside and outside the company.
- One attribute I look for when hiring is …: Office experience, writing skills and a get-it-done attitude.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“She’s just got this incredible energy and passion that never wavers. She’s just always working hard and with great purpose. As a result, all the clients she worked with loved her.”
- Mark Bingham, executive vice president, sales, New York/New Jersey 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee; was senior vice president, marketing and broadcasting, at the New York Mets when he hired Geis there as director of marketing.