Recognizing the New Voices
The 30 members of the inaugural class of Sports Business Journal’s New Voices Under 30 work in emerging fields such as esports and analytics and for properties as wide ranging as the NBA and World Surf League, the Boston Red Sox and Clutch Gaming, and Proskauer and Hoops Nation.
They are diverse and impactful leaders, entrepreneurs, risk-takers and disrupters — all under the age of 30 — who are reimagining the sports experience and the way business is done.
More than 300 nominees were considered for recognition, with the final 30 selected by a panel of judges after a day of review and discussion in New York City.
Sports Business Journal, and New Voices Under 30 founding partners Anheuser-Busch and Turnkey Search, will honor these executives at a special event on Dec. 12 at Refinery Rooftop in midtown Manhattan. A special section in the Jan. 20 issue of SBJ will profile each of the honorees.
For more information on the event and the New Voices Under 30 program, visit www.sbjnewvoicesunder30.com.
Inaugural class of New Voices Under 30
Hilary Ash Los Angeles 2028
Samantha Barkowski Fenway Sports Group / Boston Red Sox
Octavia Chambers Portland Trail Blazers
Phil de Winter FanHub Media
Tanya Downey Major League Soccer
Kevin Esteves National Basketball Association
Leslie Evans World Surf League
Bradley Fain Brooklyn Nets
Alessandro Gasparro L.A. Clippers
Emily Hejlik Octagon
Ian Hillman Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment
Claire Kaido The Madison Square Garden Company
Sarah Kettler SeatGeek
Marc Kulbersh Phoenix Suns
Keri Lenker National Basketball Association
Marie Margolius ESPN
Christina Milano Excel Sports Management
Ashton Mullinix Detroit Lions
Sebastian Park Houston Rockets / Clutch Gaming
Alex Parker Miami Dolphins
Kirby Porter PepsiCo
Megan Rand Populous
Matt Samost Tampa Bay Lightning / Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment
Kerry Scalora UFC
Buster Scher Hoops Nation / The Buster Show
Tal Shachar Immortals Gaming Club
Brandon Sosna University of Cincinnati Athletics
Nick Thimm CAA Sports
Zack Weiner Overtime
Krista Whitaker Proskauer