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Alumni-Faculty Forum: From the Locker Room to Boardroom: Navigating the Business of Sports

May 27, 2023 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am

From the Locker Room to Boardroom- Navigating the Business of Sports

Location: McCosh Hall, Room 50

 

Moderator:

John Mack ’00
Ford Family Director of Athletics, Princeton University


Panelists:

Martin Edelman ’63
Of Counsel, Paul Hastings LLP, Consultant, Mubadala LLP; Founding Director, Jackie Robinson Foundation

William Duffy ’78
CFO/COO Goal Acquisitions Corp.

Dina Taylor Brewer ’88
Managing Partner, Princeton Law Partners, LLC

 

 


 

Moderator

John L. Mack ’00
John Mack’s career in college athletics began at his alma mater, where he served as assistant director of intercollegiate programming, responsible for coordinating facility use and competition schedules for all varsity programs, as well as event operations for home contests. In 2004, he moved to the Big Ten, where he served as associate director of championships and was heavily involved in the site selection, budget management and event oversight for the conference’s 23 annual championships. From 2006 to 2011, he worked at Northwestern University, where he was senior associate director of athletics for sales and marketing, overseeing the development and implementation of marketing plans for all 19 varsity programs. After graduating with from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law with cum laude honors in 2014, Mack spent 7 years as a practicing attorney in Michigan, with a focus on complex commercial litigation and products liability cases. He returned to Princeton in 2021.

 

Panelists

Martin Edelman ’63
Marty is a director and member of the board of City Football Group, which owns and/or operates Manchester City Football Club in the Premier League and football clubs in 11 other countries. He is on the board of Major League Soccer, and co-chairs its diversity and inclusion committee, and is chairman of New York City Football Club. He is an active participant on the boards of multiple charitable organizations which support active duty military families and civil rights.

William Duffy ’78
Following graduation from Princeton, Bill Duffy worked in public accounting for four years, completed a master’s in accounting at New York University and passed the CPA exam. He worked in accounting and finance for Fortune 500 companies before joining the Miami Dolphins and the newly opened Joe Robbie Stadium. After six years with the Dolphins, where he served as director of finance and treasurer — and helped Joe Robbie Stadium land the Florida Marlins MLB franchise — he left for three years at the NFL league office to help create the NFL’s first salary cap. Subsequent career roles included leadership positions with the San Francisco 49ers, the Florida Panthers (NHL) the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA . He is co-founder and vice chairman of the Aspire Group. Duffy married Cathryn Duffy in 1981, and is the proud father of two amazing young women, Erin (Tim) and Caitlin (Jose), and “Poppa” to Penelope.

Dina Taylor Brewer ’88
Dina Brewer has been practicing corporate law for the past 30 years, first in New York with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell and then in London as the head of the legal group for Morgan Stanley’s private equity funds. She helped found and was chief operating officer of 98Strong, Inc., which represents thousands of college athletes and enables them to monetize their name, image and likeness. Dina received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1992. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, three daughters and two dogs. Dina loves to visit national parks, run, audit history and art classes and watch college athletics.

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Date:
May 27, 2023
Time:
8:45 am - 10:00 am
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Venue

McCosh 50
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Phone:
(609) 258 - 3000