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Volume 23 No. 17
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Jim Host’s executive tree

Jim Host has played a role in the careers of many executives across the sports industry. The following are among the people who Host either hired, worked with or brought into the fold during his three decades at Host Communications. Executives are listed with their current titles and companies.

Eric Barnhart, general manager, Oklahoma property, Learfield Sports
Craig Baroncelli, president, A.E. Engine
Tad Brown, CEO, Houston Rockets
Kevin Bryant, managing director, business development, AIM Marketing Solutions
Tim Campbell, CEO, iHigh.com
Kelly Carney, associate commissioner, Conference USA
Tim Cline, senior vice president, Learfield Sports
Pete Derzis, general manager, ESPN Regional Television
Brooks Downing, executive vice president, collegiate properties, BEST
Sam Dunn, owner, Bluegrass Management Group
Mark Dyer, senior vice president, IMG
Devron Edwards, director of NCAA marketing, CBS Sports
Rick Ford, president, iHigh.com
Jai Giffin, CEO, Provations Group
Peter Griffin, executive vice president, MTV
Ward Headley, founder/president, Direct Sportslink
Sean Johnson, director, national sales, ISP Sports
Terry Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing, 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Marc Kidd, president of media sales, Outdoor Channel
Ralph McBarron, principal, Anthony James Partners
Pete McDevitt, director, college sports sponsorship, ESPN
Tom McGrath, senior associate athletic director, University of Colorado
Joyce Myers, vice president of sales and marketing, Washington Redskins
T.J. Nelligan, CEO, Nelligan Sports Marketing
Clint Overby, senior director, events, ESPN Regional Television
Chris Sanders, COO, Helios Partners
Dan Shoemaker, vice president, ESPN Regional Television
Dave Stephenson,founder, Titus Sports Marketing
Tom Stevens, vice president, new business, Learfield Sports
Tom Stipes, founder, SponsorshipPRO
Philip Tate, senior vice president, Luquire George Andrews
Rob Temple, vice president, sports management, ESPN
Jeff Tennant, senior vice president, national sales, Learfield Sports
Mike Wallace, president, Media Works Advertising
Pat Wood, vice president of industry relations, Sporting News