2023 BDSE Cohort


Meet the 2023 BDSE Cohort!


The NSF and Legends, a global premium experiences company, are proud to announce the 10th BDSE cohort class. This year the program had a record-breaking number of applicants, which made for a competitive selection. The 2023 Cohort is listed below:

Adrienne Starr: Talent Relations; Turner Sports at Warner Bros Discovery

Antoine Burrell: Founder; BeCollective+

Cara Holdsclaw, Ph.D.: Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Affairs; Columbia University, Athletics

Caryn Grant: Director, Diversity & Inclusion; NASCAR

Corey Hicks: Marketing Coordinator, Legends

David Manley: Partnership Strategy Senior Manager, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx

Elise Rankins: Director of Events; Overtime Elite

Imani Clenance: Senior Manager, Partnerships; Athleta

Jarrell Canty: Sports Brand Partnerships Coordinator; FOX Sports

Jerrell Price: Sr. Director, Partnerships, RISE

Jessica Afriyie: Sales Director, Inside Sales; SportRadar

Jillian Fraccola: Manager, Data & Analytics; Legends

Juliet Kesilyas: Senior Buyer, Hardgoods & Co-Chair of the Global Black Alliance FAN (Fanatics Ally Network); Fanatics, Inc.

Kelli Frazier: Sr. Asst. Manager, Teams, OVG, Regional Activation, and Events; Genesco Sports Enterprises

Kevicia Brown: Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations /SWA; The Citadel Athletics

Laron Davis: Corporate Partnerships Manager; Chicago Bears

Latisha Hanna: Manager of People & Community; NVE Experience Agency

Liz Wardlow: Director, Fan Development; Washington Wizards/ Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Lyn Midcap: Manager, Global Partnerships; Legends

Mak Nong: Program Director; Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Micale Allen: Director of NFL Player Relations; X10 Capital

Morgan Taylor: Director, Business Ops; NY Liberty

Nathaniel Hemingway: Sr. Partnership Manager; Dapper Labs/NBA Top Shot

Nicholas Mutebi: Associate Manager, Business Development; NBA

Nicole Mahzoun: Player Manager, NFLPA

Sarah Minkoff: Assistant Athletic Director, Revenue Strategy; Wisconsin Athletics/Legends

Sean Penix: Senior Director, Collegiate Partnerships; Legends

Taylor Johnson: Sr. Manager, Partnership Marketing; New Orleans Saints & Pelicans

Tiffany Lam: Manager, Global Partnerships; Los Angeles Dodgers

Timara Gore: Account Executive, Club Memberships; Tennessee Titans

Victoria Weber (Leahy): Manager, Partnership Sales; New Orleans Saints & Pelicans


Legends serves as a presenting partner of the NSF’s BDSE program, having aligned on a multi-year partnership announced in February 2022.

For more information on the BDSE program and committee members, please visit www.sports-forum.com/bdse/.