Sports Summit

July 19 - 21, 2017

The St. Regis Aspen Resort

Governing Body members are responsible for the strategic direction of the Global Sports Summit. The support and participation of sports owners across all leagues ensures that each of the conference sessions, speakers and vendor sponsors are relevant, timely and structured to deliver maximum value.

A select group of CEOs and Presidents make up the Presidential Council of the Governing Body. Their unique perspective and operational expertise brings invaluable insight to the Global Sports Summit.

Governing Body


David Blitzer
Co-Managing Partner Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Crystal Palace FC

Edward L. Cohen
Principal Owner Washington Nationals

Jerry Colangelo
Former Owner Arizona Diamondbacks & Phoenix Suns, Former Chairman USA Basketball, Chairman Basketball Hall of Fame, Special Consultant Philadelphia 76ers

Clark Hunt
Chairman & CEO Kansas City Chiefs & FC Dallas

Stan Kroenke
Owner Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Majority Shareholder Arsenal Football Club

Joe Lacob
Co-Executive Chairman, CEO & Governor Golden State Warriors

Jerry Reinsdorf
Chairman Chicago Bulls & Chicago White Sox

Steve Ross
Chairman & Managing General Partner Miami Dolphins

Governing Body

Michael Alter
Principal Owner
Chicago Sky
Linda Alvarado
Colorado Rockies
Peter Angelos
Chairman & CEO
Baltimore Orioles
Paxton Baker
Founding Partner
Washington Nationals
Kirbyjon Caldwell
Limited Partner
Houston Texans
Chris Christian
Owner/Vice Chairman
Dallas Wings
Sam Combs
Founding Owner
Dallas Wings
Raul Fernandez
Owner, Washington Capitals, Mystics & Wizards
Washington Wizards
Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner
Cleveland Cavaliers
Ruben Gnanalingam
Westports KL Dragons
Peter Guber
Chairman & CEO, Mandalay Entertainment; Co-Owner, Golden State Warriors; Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers; Owner, Los Angeles FC; Owner, Mandalay Sports Media; Owner, Dick Clark Productions

Andrew Hauptman
Chicago Fire
Robb Heineman
President, CEO & Co-Owner
Sporting Kansas City
Sheila Johnson
Owner and Vice Chairman
Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Stan Kasten
Partner, President & CEO
Los Angeles Dodgers
Omar Khokhar
Bloomington Edge
Josh Kroenke
President & Governor
Denver Nuggets
Craig Leipold
Owner & Governor
Minnesota Wild
Henry Nguyen
Managing Partner & Owner
Los Angeles FC
Robert Nutting
Pittsburgh Pirates
Jim Pallotta
President & Chairman
A.S. Roma
Larry Paul
Pittsburgh Steelers
Merritt Paulson
Owner & President
Portland Timbers and Thorns
Irina Pavlova
Onexim Sports & Entertainment
Tom Penn
President & Owner
Los Angeles FC
Peter Seidler
San Diego Padres
Herb Simon
Owner & CEO
Indiana Pacers
Dan Snyder
Washington Redskins
Joe Tacopina
Venezia F.C.
Vincent Tan
Owner, Cardiff City FC, Los Angeles FC
Cardiff City Football Club
Larry Tanenbaum
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership
Mark Wan
San Francisco 49ers