The Engagement Academy for Sports & Entertainment | Hashtag Sports Awards

The Engagement Academy

Meet the Academy

The winners of The Hashtag Sports Awards will be selected by The Engagement Academy of Sports & Entertainment. Comprised of industry leaders and engagement experts, the Academy will play a vital role in shaping the future of sports content and experiences.

  • Taylor Rooks

    Host, Take It There

    Bleacher Report

  • Baker Mayfield

    Athlete & Partner

    Camwood Ventures

  • Nick Kelly

    Head of US Sports Marketing

    AB In-Bev

  • Sandra Lopez

    GM & VP

    Intel

  • Martellus Bennett

    Athlete & Founder

    The Imagination Agency

  • Michael Ratner

    CEO & Founder

    OBB Pictures

  • Heidi Browning

    CMO

    NHL

  • Melissa Proctor

    CMO

    Atlanta Hawks

  • TJ Adeshola

    Head of Sports

    Twitter

  • Melissa Brenner

    EVP, Digital Media

    NBA

  • Tina Davis

    SVP, Corporate Sponsorships & Marketing

    Citi

  • Jennifer Storms

    CMO

    NBC Sports Group

  • Gotham Chopra

    Founder & Storyteller

    Religion of Sports

  • Ryan Blaney

    Team Penske Driver

    NASCAR

  • Larry Weintraub

    Chief Innovation Officer

    The Marketing Arm

  • Jay Williams

    Athlete Analyst

    ESPN

  • Carola Jain

    CMO

    Spartan Race

  • Noah Syken

    VP, Global Sponsorship

    IBM

  • Jemele Hill

    Writer

    The Atlantic

  • Ashley Dabb

    CMO

    NLL

  • Evan Parker

    VP, Content

    NASCAR

  • Katie O'Reilly

    CMO

    Philadelphia 76ers

  • Andrew Hawkins

    Host, ThomaHawk Show

    Uninterrupted

  • Dennis Crowley

    Founder & Chairman

    Foursquare, Stockade FC

  • Elizabeth Brooks

    CMO

    BSE Global

  • Patrick Cassidy

    Global Dir., Consumer Marketing

    New Balance

  • Dev Sethi

    Head of Sports

    Instagram

  • Lisa Murray

    CMO

    Octagon

  • Brian Verne

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Wave

  • Ann Wool

    Partner, Chief Integration Officer

    Ketchum

  • Chris Dickerson

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Players for the Planet

  • Paul Rogers

    Head of Digital & Social Media

    AS Roma

  • MICK

    Creator & Musical Storyteller

    MICK

  • Tricia Clarke-Stone

    CEO

    WP Narrative_

  • Bonnie Bernstein

    Founder & Veteran Sports Journalist

    Walk Swiftly Productions

More academy members to be announced soon.

Mission

To continually enhance the fan experience by recognizing and celebrating excellence in fan and consumer engagement, while championing diversity and new ideas to galvanize the industry and better serve sports fans in the digital age.

Judging

The winners of The Hashtag Sports Awards will be selected by The Engagement Academy, a prestigious judging panel comprised of 70+ industry leaders and engagement experts across the global sports media and marketing ecosystem.