David Brown has been working in the sports industry in sales and marketing for over 24 years and currently is Executive Vice President of idegy, a branded merchandise company that works with some of the biggest brands and professional sports teams in the world. Previously he was the Director of National Sales at FishBait Marketing, which represents the college football and basketball coaches’ associations and the Football Bowl Association. Prior to working at FishBait he was Regional Vice President at IMG College where he managed IMG College’s Big Ten and Big East properties that included Ohio State, Michigan, Cincinnati and Connecticut.
Prior to joining IMG College, David was the Associate Athletics Director of External Relations at The Ohio State University. With ten years at Ohio State he also served as Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing, and, upon his arrival in Columbus, the Director of Marketing and Promotions.
Prior to joining the Buckeyes, David worked at The University of Oklahoma as Assistant Director of Marketing & Promotions and then served as Director of Marketing at Indiana University for six years.
David received his B.A. in Journalism (Public Relations) in 1991 from The University of Oklahoma. While pursing his degree, he worked in Media Relations as a Student Assistant from 1988 to 1991.
David lives in Powell, Ohio with his wife and daughter. He is very active in the field of sports marketing. He is past President of The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) and also served on the Branding and Marketing committee for NCAA Football for several years. He currently serves on the Steering Committee for The National Sports Forum.