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Volume 26 No. 231
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Forty Under 40: SBJ Offers A Closer Look At Industry's Top Young Execs

SportsBusiness Journal this week published its annual Forty Under 40 issue, celebrating some of the best young execs in the industry. Each of this year’s honorees was asked to complete a survey, with some of the results reflected on a statistics page. As part of the survey, they also offered hashtags for their lives and advice for students wanting to break into the industry. The pages of this week's SBJ feature a more detailed look at each exec and their individual stories. The selection process began in November with more than 500 nominations and recommendations, with the final trimmed down to 40 individuals after three months of deliberations. This marks SBJ's 17th year for Forty Under 40, and the issue includes a look back to the class of 10 years ago.

'16 FORTY UNDER 40 CLASS
Fast Forward Sports Group Founder Ken Babby
Big Ten Network VP/Human Resources & Business Operations Kim Beauvais
Second Spectrum Co-Founder & COO Yu-Han Chang
Patent Seven Productions Writer Aaron Cohen
SeatGeek Co-Founder Russ D'Souza
Intersport Senior VP/Digital Strategy Shannon Dan
Devils and Prudential Center Chief Revenue Officer Adam Davis
Rams COO & Exec VP/Football Operations Kevin Demoff
Nickelodeon Senior VP/Sports Marketing & Development Anthony DiCosmo
Jets Senior VP/Business Affairs & General Counsel Hymie Elhai
E15 CEO Jaime Faulkner
GMR Marketing Senior VP/Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting Todd Fischer
Winston & Strawn Partner David Greenspan
49ers President Al Guido
NFL Senior VP/Licensing & Consumer Products Christopher Halpin
Tampa Bay Sports Commission Exec Dir Rob Higgins
Fox Sports National Networks President Jamie Horowitz
America East Conference Commissioner Amy Huchthausen
SEC Associate Commissioner Charlie Hussey
Visa Head of Olympics Management Zaileen Janmohamed
Catapult President/North America Brian Kopp
Temple Univ. AD Patrick Kraft
StubHub Head of Partnerships & Business Development Geoff Lester
MLB Senior VP/League Economics & Strategy Chris Marinak
WME-IMG VP/Global Partnerships, Strategy & Activation Kevin McSherry
U.S. Bank Senior VP and Head of Sports & Entertainment Group Bill Mulvihill
The Raine Group VP Colin Neville
Red Sox Exec VP/Partnerships Troup Parkinson
Starwood Hotels & Resorts VP/Global Strategic & Marketing Partnerships Dana Rosenberg
DLA Piper Partner Richard Rubano
Wasserman Senior VP & Head of Experience/EMEA Paul Saville
ESPN Senior VP and Exec Producer/ESPN Films & Original Content Connor Schell
MLS Senior VP & GM/Digital Chris Schlosser
AEG Senior VP/Global Partnerships Russell Silvers
ESPN VP/League Sports Programming Julie Sobieski
Rep 1 Sports Partner Ryan Tollner
NBA VP & Assistant General Counsel David Weiss
ACC Senior Associate Commissioner & Chief Of External Affairs Amy Yakola
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Exec VP/Global Partnerships Mike Zavodsky
AMB Sports & Entertainment Senior VP & Chief Commercial Officer Tim Zulawski