PHL Sports Staff & Stakeholders

PHL Sports Staff

Larry Needle

Executive Director


Brea W. Stanko

Director, Business Development & Sports Marketing


Ryan McGlashen

Project Coordinator


Anthony Nelson

Senior National Accounts Director, Convention Division


Shane Jackson

National Accounts Manager, Convention Division


Advisory Board

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

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

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

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating 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

President, 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

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

Ashwin Puri

Vice President for Athletics & Recreation, LaSalle University

Allison Schapker

Chief Projects Officer, Fairmount Park Conservancy

Ben Schlegel

Vice President of Events, Nerd Street Gamers

Alanna Shanahan

Director of Athletics & Recreation, University of Pennsylvania

Tina Sloan Green

President, Black Women in Sport Foundation

Mike Sulkes

Senior Vice President/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

Amanda Warren

Director of External Affairs, Office of Governor Josh Shapiro

Ken Wong

President, CIG Asia Ltd


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