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Thursday, August 30 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Why cities win when pro teams come to town: a Tennessee case study

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Hear leadership from the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, Memphis Grizzlies and newly formed Nashville Soccer Club on the economic impact of pro stadiums built in cities. Plus, the surprising reason that strong pro sports and vibrant downtowns are key contributors to startup ecosystems.

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Mary Cavarra

EVP & CFO, Ingram Industries Inc.
Mary currently serves as EVP & CFO for Ingram Industries Inc.  She has been with Ingram for over 20 yrs.  Mary also serves as VP for Nashville Soccer Holdings LLC and has been extensively involved with Nashville’s winning MLS bid and start up operations.  She also has leadership... Read More →
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Sean Henry

President & CEO, Nashville Predators & Bridgestone Arena
In 2016-17, his seventh season in Smashville, Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena President & Chief Executive Officer and Alternate Governor Sean Henry proudly watched the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena complete their most successful season to date. Led by the passion... Read More →
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Stuart Spears

Sr. Vice President/Chief Revenue Officer, Tennessee Titans
Stuart Spears is in his 32nd season with the organization and his fourth as the team’s Senior Vice President/Chief Revenue Officer. Previously, he spent six years as Vice President of Business Operations and Sales for the organization.In his current role, he is responsible for the... Read More →
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John Walker

EVP Business Operations, Memphis Grizzlies
John Walker is entering his fourth season with the Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum as executive vice president of business operations. Walker manages day-to-day operations of the business, including ticket sales and service, arena operations, corporate partnerships, and marketing... Read More →
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Rashaun Williams

General Partner at Allstar Fund, Manhattan Venture Partners
Rashaun Williams is a former investment banker turned venture capitalist who works with influencers as an investor and advisor focused on tech, consumer products and media companies. With over 100 investments under his belt and over 20 exits, Mr. Williams is currently a general partner... Read More →


Thursday August 30, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Wildhorse Saloon (Main floor) 120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

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