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Speakers

 
Each year the National Sports Forum features 80+ speakers from a variety of leagues, organizations, agencies and top spokespeople within the sports industry.
 
Below are the speakers for the 2017 National Sports Forum.

David Brown

Executive Vice President
idegy, inc.



David Brown has been working in college athletics in sales and marketing for over 23 years and currently has his own business which provides a wide range of marketing and sales related consulting services in the sports and entertainment industry to help companies connect to their customers.  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 for two years from 2009 until 2011.  In this role, David 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 from 1991 to 1993. He then served as Director of Marketing at Indiana University for six years (1993 to 1999).
 
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.  He currently serves on the Steering Committee for The National Sports Forum.

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