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Director of Partnership Development – Los Angeles Clippers (Completed)

The L.A. Clippers play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Clippers have won two division titles (2013, 2014) and are coached by Doc Rivers. Under the vision of owner Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have emerged as one of the most innovative franchises and business partners in basketball.

In addition to on-court success, the Clippers are committed to making a difference in Southern California through numerous community programs and the L.A. Clippers Foundation. On September 11, 2015, the Clippers Foundation made a historic three-year, $3 million commitment to City Year Los Angeles, providing City Year the capacity to improve the lives and graduation rates of students in five of L.A.’s highest need elementary schools. This is the largest donation City Year has received from the private sector, and is also the single largest cash gift in the history of the L.A. Clippers.

SUMMARY

The Director, Partnership Development will generate new revenue for the Los Angeles Clippers through the development of new corporate partnership sales. The new hire will engage new and existing strategic partners to drive business value across all platforms. Additionally, this position will be responsible for partnership strategy, business development and management of key relationships to ensure and bring value and profitability to the organization.

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Director, Partnership Development – Churchill Downs (Completed)

BACKGROUND

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is looking for team members who have great ideas and can bring smiles to our guests. We do our best to recognize those who work hard and contribute to the success of our business. Our many locations and various businesses provide opportunities for growth and advancement. We are big on collaboration, ethical work practices, diversity, and having fun!
Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, KY, owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as racetrack and casino operations in Miami Gardens, FL; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, LchurchilldownsA; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, IL; a casino resort in Greenville, MS; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, MS; a casino in Oxford, Maine; and a 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, in Lebanon, Ohio. CDI also owns Big Fish Games, Inc., one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of casual games; the country’s premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Additional information about CDI can be found online at churchilldownsincorporated.com.

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Director, Corporate Partnerships- Orlando Solar Bears (COMPLETED)

BACKGROUND

The Orlando Solar Bears are a professional ice hockey team that play in the East Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference. They are the development team for the Toronto Maple Leasolar bearsfs and play their home games at the Amway Center, also home to the Orlando Magic. The Solar Bears “came out of hibernation” beginning their first season in 2012 as a part of the ECHL. Since entering the league, the Solar Bears have had tremendous success on the ice bringing 700,000 fans to the Amway Center and making the playoffs in the 2013-14 season. In addition, the organization has collectively raised and donated more than $1,100,000 to the Central Florida community since 2012.

This February the Solar Bears Family announced the ground breaking of a 125,000 square foot hockey and training facility in Winter Garden, FL, that will be called the Orlando Hockey Center. The multi-purpose community center will include two sheets of ice and will be developed on 16 acres of land on East Crown Point Road off of the Plant Street exit from State Route 429, which is only a 15 minute drive from downtown Orlando. The team will continue to play in the Amway Center and will move its practices, locker room facilities, and offices to the new facility.

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