Digital and Radio Facts: (Left to Right): Lawrence C. Hinkle II, Matthew J. Middleton, Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, L.A. Reid, Leron E. Rogers, Lita T. Rosario, Emily M. Dickens, Brian K. Broughton, and Elke F. Suber at the 2016 BESLA Mid-Year conference(NEW YORK) – April 12, 2016 – Last week, the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association held their Mid-Year conference at Fordham Law School with an incredible line-up of Entertainment and Sports Executives, including DeMaurice Smith (Executive Director, NFLPA), Michele Roberts (Executive Director, NBPA) among others.Executives DeMaurice Smith (Executive Director, NFLPA), and Michele Roberts (Executive Director, NBPA) spoke frankly about “Running a Major Sports Union” in a discussion moderated by Kenneth Shropshire (Wharton Sports Business Initiative).Senior legal and business executives shared their insights on the “General Counsel’s Roundtable” panel that included Antonious Porch (General Counsel, Shazam), Endi Piper (SVP, Business and Legal Affairs,TV One), Keyes Hill-Edgar (EVP, Business Affairs, and General Counsel, Viacom Media Networks), and was moderated by Derek Jackson (Under Armour).The first panel discussion “Navigating A Career In Entertainment and Sports” included Lori Aiken (Chief Talent Officer, Sony Pictures), Kerry Chandler (Chief Human Resources Officer,Under Armour), Jim Jones (SVP, Education and Diversity Solutions, NAMIC), and was moderated by Endi Piper (TV One).
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