THE WATCH LIST identifies Wharton people, products, services and companies that are worthy of your attention. In this case: sports business professionals.
LORI RUBINSON WG90
A marketing exec who moonlights as a sports radio host on NYC’s WFAN; got her break in broadcasting at the age of 12.
RICHARD MACK W89
Real estate exec by day, co-owner by night of Major League Lacrosse’s 2015 champions, the New York Lizards.
JOSH HARRIS W86
Josh Harris W86 is the managing owner of basketball’s Philadelphia 76ers and hockey’s New Jersey Devils, along with David Blitzer W91.
STU SIEGEL W85
Former owner of hockey’s Florida Panthers, the serial entrepreneur is now CEO of analytics and technology firm HockeyTech.
BOB BOWMAN WG79
Turned MLB Advanced Media, the interactive arm of Major League Baseball, into a digital content pioneer and cash cow.
JEFF LUHNOW ENG89 W89
Former McKinsey consultant, engineer and entrepreneur who serves as GM of the resurgent Houston Astros.
BILL SCHLOUGH WG98
Chief information officer for baseball’s recent three-peat champion San Francisco Giants.
ROBERT “BOB” CASTELLINI WG67
A businessman from Cincinnati, CEO of MLB’s Reds franchise and part of the ownership group that took over in 2006.
LEAH LAPLACA WG01
Rising in the ranks at media giant ESPN, currently as VP, Talent Planning & Negotiation for ESPN’s Talent Office.
PHILIP J. BURGUIERES WG70
Once the youngest CEO of a Fortune500 company, now vice chairman of the Houston Texans and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.