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High Performance in Business & Sports Panel Discussion

April 25th, 2009 12:03PM by Brendon Kensel
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From left to right: Brendon Kensel, Managing Partner of Kensel & Co.; Kyle Sherman, EVP of Advertising & Sales of Fox Sports Network; David Meltzer, COO of Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment; Ed Arnold, anchor at KOCE-TV; Dennis Kuhl, President of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; and Bob Wagner, CMO of the Anaheim Ducks & Honda Center.

In February I chaired a panel focused on high performance in business and sports that was hosted by Pepperdine’s Graziadio Alumni Network of Orange County. The panelists included: Dennis Kuhl, President of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Bob Wagner, CMO of the Anaheim Ducks & Honda Center; Kyle Sherman, EVP of Advertising & Sales of Fox Sports Network; and David Meltzer, COO of Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment. The panel was moderated by Ed Arnold, anchor at KOCE-TV and longtime sportscaster for KTLA-TV and KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

Dennis Kuhl discussed his philosophy on building a winning organization – a topic he knows well having participated in the Angels playoff run that resulted in winning the MLB World Series in 2002. Bob Wagner also shared insights on building a high-performing unit. The Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007. These two panelists also discussed cultivating sports fans in Southern California, navigating attendance challenges in a down economy, and their paths into pro sports leadership roles.

Kyle Sherman discussed the advertising environment and working with franchises to create authentic sports content and experiences for local fan bases. David Meltzer described working with mega-agent Leigh Steinberg and the rapidly changing world of athlete representation.

Ed Arnold, a veteran sportscaster, said it best when discussing maintaining performance, “hire winners and you will keep winning.”

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