2020 Forty Under 40 Awards
A message about this year's Forty Under 40 banquet
After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our honorees, their families, attendees, sponsors, hosts and our staff, we have postponed our Forty Under 40 Awards gala scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.
We are immediately looking for alternative dates and venues to host this celebration and will have more information shortly.
If you purchased tickets to the event, you will be given full credit toward the future event or a refund. If you would like to talk to a member of our team about your credit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Forty Under 40 winners are an exemplary group of individuals and we are working through creative ways to celebrate them now and in the future. Please look for Sports Business Journal’s special issue celebrating the Forty Under 40 Class of 2020 on Monday, March 16.
We did not make this decision lightly. But, as a team, we believe this is the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We will be in touch with you in the days ahead and wish you the best during these turbulent times.
Hundreds of Hopefuls. 40 Honorees. One Big Night.
The Forty Under 40 Awards is an annual celebration of the best young talent in sports business.
On Thursday, March 26, 2020, following the World Congress of Sports, the 40 honorees, their guests and industry leaders will be treated to a gala, dinner, and awards program in Dana Point, CA.
The evening is a celebration, not only of the accomplishments of the class of 2020, 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.
Congratulations to the 2020 Class of Forty Under 40!
TJ Adeshola, Twitter
Whit Albohm, Fox Sports
Nic Barlage, Cleveland Cavaliers / Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Michael Behan, Legends
Gabe Braselton, Populous
Austin Brown, CAA Sports
Nate Checketts, Rhone
Arjun Chowdri, PGA of America
Ishwara Glassman Chrein, Verizon Media / Yahoo Sports
Ahron Cohen, Arizona Coyotes
Wes Day, Teall Capital Partners
Bethany Donaphin, WNBA
Michael Fedele, BodyArmor
Geoff Garmhausen, Lagardère Sports
Jessie Giordano, GMR Marketing
Adam Grossman, Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management
Ben Gumpert, Sacramento Republic FC
Brian Herbst, NASCAR
David Jurenka, National Football League
Nick Kelly, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Akshay Khanna, StubHub
Francesca Leiweke-Bodie, Oak View Group
Joe Maczko, National Basketball Association
Andrea Marini, Deltatre
Joseph Markowski, DAZN
Zach Maurides, Teamworks
Maura McGreevy, IMG
Jared Merrell, Optimum Sports
Tanja Olano, LA 2028
Melissa Proctor, Atlanta Hawks / State Farm Arena
Uzma Rawn, Major League Baseball
Neema Sahni, Covington & Burling
Brent Schoeb, San Francisco 49ers
Adam Schwartz, Horizon Media
Russell Scibetti, New York Giants
Ari Segal, Immortals Gaming Club
Ryan Spoon, ESPN
Jared Stacy, Amazon
Benjamin Tario, Atlantic Coast Conference
Shelly Wilkes, Lakeland Magic