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The Sport of Innovation

June 27th, 20225:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Top three reasons to experience this year’s Sport of Innovation event:

1) Spend a lively evening outdoors at Wrigley Field’s Gallagher Way
2) Meet our all-star speaker line-up of sports industry leaders and innovators
3) Discover “what’s next” in the world of sports, and trends that apply to us all

And for added fun, feel free to wear your favorite jersey!

Located on the lawn at Gallagher Way outside of Wrigley Field

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Speakers

Crane Kenney

President of Business Operations for the Chicago Cubs Crane is in his 29th season with the Cubs and his 20th season as the principal executive officer.

Israel Idonije

Former Chicago Bear & Founder of Impact House. 11-year NFL veteran; launched Impact House, a philanthropic working hub to gather foundations, grant makers and impact investors together.

Ishwara Glassman Chrein

President, Chicago Fire. 2020 recipient of the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award.

Kevin Cross

President and GM, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC 5 & Telemundo Chicago. Under his leadership, NBC Sports Chicago ranked in the Top 5 of the most watched regional sports networks in the country.

Robert Sereci

GM and Chief Operating Officer, Medinah Country Club. Medinah has hosted three U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships, and a Ryder Cup.

Vicky Lynch

Chief Business Officer, Chicago Red Stars . Oversees all aspects for this winningest pro women’s soccer team in the country.

Ron Gleason

Director of News & Programming, WBBM Newsradio. 40+ year career in broadcasting includes play-by-play announcing for White Sox, DePaul Basketball, and Bears football.

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