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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.

Chris Wilson

Vice President, Member Services
Portland Timbers

Chris has worked within the MLS for 11 years spending time with Columbus Crew SC prior to joining the Portland Timbers in 2010 as part of their launch into the MLS. In his 7 years with the Timbers, they have sold out every home match, have established a 13,000-person waitlist for season tickets, led the MLS in each season in renewal rate and successfully launched the Portland Thorns of the NWSL.   

Session Description:  How well is your organization connecting, not just contacting, your fans and season ticket holders? Providing personal service representatives is a crucial first step, but maximizing and personalizing connections is a daily battle in our current age of social media and short attention spans. Join us to see how the Timbers re-tooled their touchpoint approach by partnering with ZipWhip to include texting as a new and impactful way engage and retain their members.

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