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Volume 21 No. 43
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SBA winners list, judges panel

Best in Digital Sports Media

ESPN Digital Media


Sports Breakthrough of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Food & Beverage Experience


Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services

AEG Global Partnerships


Best in Mobile Fan Experience

15 Seconds of Fame


Best in Sports Technology



Athletic Director of the Year

Jim Phillips, Northwestern University


Best Talent Representation of the Year



Best in Sports Social Media

Major League Soccer


Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing

Endeavor Global Marketing


Sports Event of the Year

2017 NFL Draft: Philadelphia


Sports Facility of the Year

Little Caesars Arena


Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services

CAA Sports


Best in Sports Media

NBC Sports Group


Sports Team of the Year

Vegas Golden Knights


Sports Sponsor of the Year

Dr Pepper


Sports League of the Year

National Basketball Association


Sports Executive of the Year

Arthur Blank, AMB Group


Lifetime Achievement

Michael Eisner


Celebration of Service

PeacePlayers International



Judges Panel

Twenty-four independent, outside judges sat on various committees to help determine the winners of the 2018 Sports Business Awards. Earlier this month, the committees met and deliberated on 15 of the 17 categories. Two categories (Athletic Director and Sports Executive) were selected solely by a SportsBusiness Journal/Daily editorial committee.

David Abrutyn, Bruin Sports Capital

Lee Berke, LHB Sports, Entertainment & Media

Marc Bluestein, Aquarius Sports and Entertainment

Karen Brodkin, Endeavor

Kathy Carter

Saj Cherian, Kynetic

Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Baseball and Softball

Eric Fernandez, 4Front

Jessica Gelman, Kraft Analytics Group

Howard Handler, h2 media marketing

Michelle Harrolle, University of South Florida

Isaiah Kacyvenski, Sports Innovation Lab

Matt Kauffman, The Montag Group

John Kosner, Kosner Media

Steve Lauletta

Molly Mazzolini, Infinite Scale Design Group

Scott McCune, McCune Sports & Entertainment Ventures

Liz Moulton, Korn Ferry

Molly Mullady Arbogast, POV Sports Marketing

Heidi Pellerano, Wasserman

Lara Price, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment/Philadelphia 76ers

Alec Scheiner, RedBird Capital Partners

David Schwab, Octagon

Tina Shah, Turner Sports