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2019 Sports Business Awards judges panel

The red carpet was the place to see and be seen.
Photo: marc bryan-brown
The red carpet was the place to see and be seen.
Photo: marc bryan-brown
The red carpet was the place to see and be seen.
Photo: marc bryan-brown

Twenty-nine independent, outside judges sat on various committees to help determine winners at the 2019 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 Sports Business Journal/Daily editorial committee.

 

Jessica Berman, National Hockey League

Denis Braham, Winstead PC

K. Don Cornwell, PJT Partners

Ann Wells Crandall, Big East Conference

Blaise D’Sylva

Rob DiGisi, The Wharton School

Rosalyn Durant, ESPN

Eric Fernandez, Bowlsby Sports Advisors

Katie Haas, Western & Southern Open

Haynes Hendrickson, Turnkey Intelligence

Steve Herbst

Scott Horowitz, YouGov Sport

Jason Kohll, Professional Sports Partners

Brian Lafemina, LA 2028

Steve Lauletta, Pigeon Sports Marketing

Michael O’Hara Lynch, 3 Emerald Marketing

Danielle Maged, Zelnick Media Capital

Jaymee Messler

Ann Rodriguez, Borinquen Management

Stephanie Rudnick, XFL

Angela Ruggiero, Sports Innovation Lab

Patrick Ryan, Eventellect

David Schwab, Octagon

Bobby Sharma, Electronic Sports Group / GACP / Foley & Lardner

Rob Simmelkjaer, Persona Media

Renata Simril, LA84 Foundation

Doug Smoyer, Smoyer Commercial Strategies

Tracie Speca-Ventura, Sports & The Arts

Miheer Walavalkar, LiveLike