Our Staff

Ron Seaver

President

Ron Seaver founded the National Sports Forum in 1996 as a way for the different teams, leagues, and events in North America to come together to share best practices in ticket sales, marketing, sponsorship sales, business development, and fan entertainment.

As President of the National Sports Forum, Ron works closely with the NSF Steering Committee on the planning of the agenda as well as selection of speakers, panelists, and session leaders for the annual conference.

Ron's career in the sports industry spans over 25 years. Prior to starting the Forum, Ron worked on the team side as well as the agency side of the sports industry.

Mitch Heimbach

Vice President of Business Development

Phone: (949) 363-3144 | Email: mitch@sports-forum.com

As Vice President of Business Development for the National Sports Forum, Mitch oversees all of the NSF's Sponsorship, Tech Tank, and Trade Show initiatives, as well as new program development and implementation.

Prior to joining the National Sports Forum in the summer of 2018, Mitch graduated from UCLA with degrees in Business Economics and Political Science. He is originally from Dana Point, CA.

Peter Staab

Business Development Manager

Phone: (858) 204-1341 | Email: peter@sports-forum.com

As Business Development Coordinator for the National Sports Forum, Peter is responsible for generating sales leads and selling Attendee Badges and Trade Show Booths, as well as developing sponsorship packages for the NSF Conference & Trade Show.

Prior to joining the National Sports Forum in the summer of 2020, Peter graduated from Ohio University with degrees in Sport Management, Finance, and Business Analytics. He is originally from San Diego, CA.

Katie Orr

Events & Operations Coordinator

Phone: (214) 534-5768 | Email: katie@sports-forum.com

In her role as Event & Operations Coordinator, Katie oversees the planning and logistics of all NSF Events including the Annual Conference, Spring & Fall Summits, and the 4-part Meet-Up Series, as well as on-site execution of the conference.

Prior to joining the National Sports Forum, Katie graduated from the University of Alabama with degrees in Hospitality & Management. She is originally from Mckinney, TX.

Hunter Howell

Business Development Coordinator

Phone: (757) 572-0003 | Email: Hunter@sports-forum.com

As Business Development Coordinator for the National Sports Forum, Hunter is responsible for generating sales leads and selling Attendee Badges and Trade Show Booths, as well as developing sponsorship packages for the NSF Conference & Trade Show.

Prior to joining the National Sports Forum in the Fall of 2021, Hunter graduated from Concordia University, Irvine with a degree in Sports Management and continued his studies at Durham University with a Masters in Marketing. He is originally from San Diego, CA.

Nick Mallozzi

Business Development Coordinator

Phone: (203) 273-6070 | Email: Nick@sports-forum.com

As Business Development Coordinator for the National Sports Forum, Nick is responsible for generating sales leads and selling Attendee Badges and Trade Show Booths, as well as developing sponsorship packages for the NSF Conference & Trade Show.

Prior to joining the National Sports Forum, Nick graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Masters degrees in Sport Management. He is originally from Stamford, CT.

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