The Partnership Activation Rising Stars

The Partnership Activation Rising Stars initiative is designed to recognize the rising, future leaders of the sports business industry. All of the individuals honored below have been nominated by their peers and supervisors in the industry for their commitment to enhancing the sports business marketplace.

Each quarter, four (4) Rising Stars are featured in the Partnership Activation Newsletter, where they become part of an exclusive group designed to help them build relationships with other young sports industry leaders.

The individuals in the Partnership Activation Rising Stars Network represent leading brands, agencies, sports properties, and rights holders worldwide, including:


Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Farmers Insurance, PwC, Unibet, PepsiCo, Target

Agencies / Service Providers

GMR Marketing, Octagon, CAA, Premier Partnerships, IMG, Glideslope, Wasserman Media Group, The Marketing Arm, Leverage Agency, Shapiro Negotiations, Fenway Spots Group, TwentyTen Group, Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group, Chaney Group Holdings, HKS, Navigate Research, REPUCOM, Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, SponsorPitch, the Aspire Group, QCue, and more

Sports Properties / Rights Holders

College Football Playoff, NitroCircus, Major League Soccer (MLS), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), Madison Square Garden, San Francisco 49ers, NCAA, WWE, UFC, Manchester City, FELD Entertainment, IMG College, VOX Media, ESPN, AEG, IndyCar, Sporting KC, Richard Childress Racing, the PGA of America, Fenway Sports Group, Churchill Downs, Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Red Wings, Western & Southern Open, the Professional Hockey Players Association, Indiana Pacers, Cincinnati Bengals, Iowa Speedway, Richmond FC, and more

Here is a complete listing of the Rising Stars that have been recognized by Partnership Activation since the inaugural class was formed in July 2009.  


Would you like to nominate a Rising Star in the Industry for their Exceptional Work? Send a two (2) paragraph nomination to