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Nina King

Senior Deputy Director Athletics, Administration and Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff, Duke University

Nina King joined Duke Athletics in September 2008 and serves as the department's Senior Deputy Director of Athletics for Administration/Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff. 

 

In this capacity, she facilitates daily operation/oversight of the department, has responsibilities for the Human Resource operation, the Recreation and Physical Education program, and all legal matters, including the development and execution of department contracts while serving as the liaison to the University Legal Counsel Office.  She leads the senior staff/sport administrator group which is responsible for administration of Duke's 27 varsity sports.  In addition, she assists with oversight and planning for special projects within the department, coordinates strategic planning initiatives and is the primary contact between Duke Athletics and the university administration, including the Board of Trustees, President's office, and senior administration. She has sport oversight for football and women's basketball. 

 

In addition, King co-teaches a sports business course in Duke's Fuqua School of Business as part of Duke's MBA program alongside Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. She also championed the creation and launch of the Rubenstein-Bing ACE program, a collaboration between Stanford and Duke for global civic engagement for student-athletes from both athletic departments.

 

In February of 2018, King was named to SportsBusiness Journal's Forty Under 40 Class of 2018. The annual list honors 40 executives for excellence and innovation in their respective careers, all before the age of 40. That year, she was also tabbed to the Leaders Under 40 Class of 2018, honoring sports business executives from around the world.

 

King is currently serving a three-year term on the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee and will chair the Committee in 2020-2021.  King also serves on several ACC Committees, Duke University Committees, and the Arizona State University College of Law Sports Law and Business Program Advisory Board.

 

King received her bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and her juris doctor degree from Tulane Law School. 

Thursday, December 12

An Analytical Approach: Understanding the Fan and Personalizing Their Experience

Moderator: Robert Schneider, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Learfield IMG College

Steve Hank, Senior Vice President, Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics, SSB
Nina King, Senior Deputy Director Athletics, Administration and Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff, Duke University
Drew Martin, Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs, University of Texas
Jeff Rubin, CEO, SIDEARM Sports
Jason Schlafer, Executive Associate AD and Chief Revenue Officer, University of Kentucky