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PHL Sports Advisory Board

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PHL Sports Advisory Board

As America’s Host City, Philadelphia is thrilled to welcome national and regional sporting events. The PHL Sports advisory board represents the best of the Philadelphia Sports community.

Chairman, Don Smolenski
President, Philadelphia Eagles

Vice Chair, Jill Bodensteiner
Director of Athletics, Saint Joseph’s University

Vice Chair, Eric Zillmer
Director of Athletics Emeritus, Drexel University

Richard Adler
Director, RA Event Consulting

Brian Baptiste
Vice President for Athletics & Recreation, LaSalle University

Chris Branscome
CEO, Eastern PA Youth Soccer

Gregg Caren
President & CEO, PHLCVB

Carl Cherkin
Director, Army-Navy Cup

John Coffman
Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund

Jim Cuorato
President & CEO, Independence Visitor Center

Anne Cutler
Services Principal, HP

Ron Davis
Director of Diversity and Community Development, Parx Casino

Dave Debusschere
Executive VP and COO, Philadelphia Union

Beth Devine
Executive Director, Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative

Harry (Skip) Dittmann
Co-Chair, Army-Navy Host Committee

Fran Dunphy
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, LaSalle University

Ned Edwards
Executive Director, Arlen Specter US Squash Center

Marshall Einhorn
Executive Director, Maccabi USA

Jim Fernberger
Senior Vice President, Raymond James

William Y. Giles
Retired Chairman & General Partner, Philadelphia Phillies

Jim Grafstrom
General Manager, Liacouras Center

Maria Grasso
Senior Vice President, Conventions, PHLCVB

Richard Groff
US Soccer Foundation

Ed Grose
Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Frank Gumienny
Chief Financial Officer, Philadelphia Eagles

Michael Harris
VP, Marketing & New Media, Philadelphia Phillies

Kenny Holdsman
President & CEO, Philadelphia Youth Basketball

Margaret Hughes
Deputy City Representative, City of Philadelphia

Mark Jackson
Director of Athletics, Villanova University

Ron Jaworski
Founder, JAWS Youth Playbook

Arthur Johnson
Vice President & Director of Athletics, Temple University

Jazelle Jones
Deputy Managing Director & Director of Operations, City of Philadelphia

Maisha Kelly
Director of Athletics, Drexel University

Phil Laws
Sr. VP & Arena General Manager Wells Fargo Center

Matt Lederer
Vice President, Branded Partnerships & Activation, Comcast

Jimmy Lynch
Director of Athletics, Philadelphia School District

Tim McDermott
President, Philadelphia Union

John McNichol
President, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Bonnie Mueller
Commodore Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia

Thomas Muldoon
President, Muldoon and Associates

Tim Murphy
Regional Vice President & General Manager, Spectra

Ron Naples
Co-Chair, Army-Navy Host Committee

Peter Neeson
Attorney at Law, Rawle & Henderson

Anne Nevins
President, PIDC

Kathryn Ott Lovell
President and CEO of the Philadelphia Visitors Center Corporation

Barbara Perry
Senior Vice President, Billy Jean King Enterprises

Lara Price
Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia 76ers

Todd Pride
President, Legacy Land & Water Partners

Mike Scanlon
Senior VP Arenas & Stadiums, Spectra

Ben Schlegel
Vice President of Events, Nerd Street Gamers

Alanna Shanahan
Director of Athletics & Recreation, University of Pennsylvania

Michael Shane
Chief Business Officer, Philadelphia Flyers

Tina Sloan Green
President, Black Women in Sport Foundation

Mike Sulkes
VP & Assistant General Manager, Wells Fargo Center

John Tierney
Retired Partner, EY

Donal Walsh
Business Development, AEG Worldwide (AEG Rugby)

Scott Ward
Senior Associate AD, Chief Operations Officer, University of Pennsylvania

Ken Wong
President, CIG Asia Ltd