It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the Rising 25 Class of 2019, presented by AB InBev.
This year, we received more than 350 nominations from across the industry, making this the single most competitive of the three years that the award has been given out.
Before we get to this year’s winners, we’d like to point out that J’Ron Erby, one of the members of the Class of 2019, lost his job yesterday when the AAF decided to suspend operations.
If you are looking to hire a talented social/marketing person, he would be one to consider.
Now, for the announcement of the rest of the Class of 2019.
Manager of Business Development & Strategy, LA Kings
Senior Coordinator, Club Business Development, NFL
Account Manager, Event Sales, Miami Dolphins/Hard Rock Stadium
Manager, Partnership Management – National Sales, Learfield IMG College
Content Marketing Coordinator, Alliance of American Football
Manager of Sales, Austin FC
Senior Manager, Rights Acquisition Operations, FloSports
Manager, Marketing Integration & Operations, Atlanta Hawks
Vice President of Business Development, National Sports Forum
Diversity Marketing Coordinator, Atlanta Braves
Licensing Coordinator, NFLPA
Manager, Special Events & Affiliate Programming, MiLB
Social & Digital Director, MASN
Account Coordinator, Bespoke Sports & Entertainment
Digital Content Manager, ISM Raceway
Coordinator, Partnership Marketing, LA Clippers
Manager of Production, Seattle Seahawks
Global Partnerships Coordinator, Legends
Assistant Director, Marketing, Stanford Athletics
Sports Property Sales Assistant, CAA
George Michael Steinbrenner IV
Owner, Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Head of Social, The Checkdown (NFL)
Elites Sales Representative, Hudl
Producer, LA Clippers
None of this would be possible without the 10 industry judges who devoted their time to help select the 25 individuals you see here today.
A huge word of thanks to the following individuals:
Head of US Sports Marketing, AB InBev
Managing Director & Co-Founder, BFWD
Director, Managers on a Mission
Head of PR and Comms, FC Bayern – Americas
Director of Sponsorship Operations, Twitch
Managing Director, Partnerships & Strategy, R/GA
GM, Thirty Five Ventures
Head of US Sports Partnerships, Twitter
General Manager, Reno Aces
Finally, we couldn’t do all of this without the generous support of AB InBev. Thanks to their support, we are able to deliver a lifetime opportunity to all of the winners.
Be sure to stay on the lookout for plenty of content to come over the course of the next few days as the Class of 2019 is treated to the first-ever Rising 25 Summit, a one-day immersive learning experience that will give Class of 2019 the chance to hear from Nick Kelly, David Picioski, Heather Breen, Anna Rogers, Alissa Gordon Heinerscheid, Chelsea Phillips and Shawn Morrissey, and participate in hands-on projects with the AB InBev team.
On Friday, the first-ever Rising 25 Gala will be held at Marquee NYC and will see 200+ industry professionals and family members come together to celebrate the next generation of rising stars. The night will be highlighted by a keynote given by Uzma Rawn, Vice President of Sponsorship Sales for Major League Baseball.
For those interested in the Class of 2017 and Class of 2018, they can be found here and here respectively.