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Volume 21 No. 30
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Forty Under 40 Class of 2017 revealed

Introducing the fresh face of this year’s Forty Under 40.

SportsBusiness Journal/Daily is pleased to announce our annual list of 40 executives who will be recognized for excellence and innovation in their careers, all before the age of 40. All but one of the honorees are new to the list.

The lone returning class member is Connor Schell, senior vice president and executive producer for ESPN Films and Original Content. This marks Schell’s third appearance on the list, a distinction that places him in our Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame. Schell was named to the list in 2012 and again in 2016.

All 40 executives will be featured in the April 10 issue of SportsBusiness Journal, where the stories of their career paths and successes will be shared. They also will be honored at our annual Forty Under 40 gala, April 20, at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. That event comes at the conclusion of our annual CAA World Congress of Sports, April 19-20.

This year marks our 18th year for Forty Under 40.

Forty Under 40 Special Section: Published April 10
Awards event: April 20 (Dana Point, Calif.)
For more info:

Seth Bacon, Major League Soccer
Derek Belch, Strivr Labs
Ilan Ben-Hanan, ESPN
Jimmy Bruns, GMR Marketing
Lisa Campos, Northern Arizona University
Daniel Cherry III, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center
Jason Cohen, Dallas Cowboys
Sakiya Daniel, MKTG
Will Dean, Tough Mudder
Rob DeAngelis, CAA Sports
Bill Fagan, The Aspire Group
Cole Gahagan, Fanatics
Rocky Harris, Arizona State University
Jeff Ianello, SeatGeek
Martin Jarmond, Ohio State University
Katherine Johnson, Visa
Nick Kelly, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Elena Klau, Momentum Worldwide
Brandon Lloyd, Bypass
J.B. Lockhart, NBA
Olek Loewenstein, Univision Deportes
Matthew Nussbaum, Major League Baseball Players Association
David Oxfeld, Excel Sports Management
Dan Parise, Scout Sports and Entertainment
Anthony Perez, Orlando Magic
Ashwin Puri, University of California, Berkeley
Alex Radetsky, Radegen Sports Management
Ann Rodriguez, Atlanta United FC
Jeffrey Roth, Bruin Sports Capital
Connor Schell, ESPN Films and Original Content
Brandon Schneider, Golden State Warriors
Vishal Shah, NFL
Gretchen Sheirr, Houston Rockets
Tobias Sherman, WME-IMG
Justin Toman, PepsiCo
Jeremy Walls, Miami Dolphins
Danny White, University of Central Florida
Chip Wile, Daytona International Speedway
Mike Zabik, RedBird Capital Partners
Tim Zue, Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management