Established in 2017, the Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award was created to honor up and comers in working in sports business. To date, we’ve honored 100 individuals and will add another 25 young professionals from around the world this summer.
In celebration of the next class of winners, who were born in the mid-90s, Front Office Sports will pay homage to a decade filled with unforgettable sporting moments. Think the 1992 Dream Team, Tiger winning his first major, U.S. Women’s World Cup victory, Michael Jordan’s retirement and Derek Jeter’s first season with the New York Yankees.
As we continue to navigate the pandemic, we look forward to celebrating the class of 2021 later in the year. Event details will be announced at a later date.
Winners are selected through two rounds of judging.
During the judging process, a variety of factors are weighed to determine whether a nominee should be a Rising 25 winner, including but not limited to:
All nomination information is kept private. No member of Front Office Sports is eligible to win. Only the winners of the award will be notified.
Associate Athletic Director, SOAR/ Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer,
Rice University R25 '17
Senior Director of Strategy, United Soccer League
Senior Director of Global Basketball Brand Communications, adidas
Head of U.S. Sports Marketing, Anheuser-Busch
Marketing Manager, Coolray Heating & Air Conditioning, R25 '19
Head of Corporate Partnerships, MGM Resorts
Senior Manager, The Collective, Wasserman
Digital Platform Manager,
New York Knicks, R25 '18
GumGum Sports, R25, '20
25 and under (Born on or after March 23, 1995).
No. All nominations must be filled out by someone other than the person being nominated.
Nominations are open from February 22 - March 23, 2021.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be notified by the week of April 26, 2021 and publicly announced in May.