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MEET THE JUDGES

The selection committee of marketing & content leaders, comprised of members from The Engagement Academy of Sports x Entertainment—the prestigious judging body for the Hashtag Sports Awards presented by Budweiser—independently selected the inaugural Creators of Color cohort.

THE SELECTION COMMITTEE


Sarah Crennan
VP & Head of Content, DTC
NBA
Sarah Crennan
x

Sarah Crennan

VP & Head of Content, DTC, NBA

Keith Dorsey
Founder
Collab Crib
Keith Dorsey
x

Keith Dorsey

Founder, Collab Crib

Kazeem Famuyide
Host & Content Creator
MSG A.M
Kazeem Famuyide
x

Kazeem Famuyide

Host & Content Creator, MSG A.M

Josh Hart
Podcast Host & NBA Athlete
LightHarted
Josh Hart
x

Josh Hart

Podcast Host & NBA Athlete, LightHarted

Dakota London
Video Producer
Sports Illustrated
Dakota London
x

Dakota London

Video Producer, Sports Illustrated

Marissa Daly
VP & General Manager, Media
Los Angeles Rams
Marissa Daly
x

Marissa Daly

VP & General Manager, Media, Los Angeles Rams

Brandon Rhodes
VP, Business Development
Overtime
Brandon Rhodes
x

Brandon Rhodes

VP, Business Development, Overtime

Jessica Robertson
Chief Content Officer
TOGETHXR
Jessica Robertson
x

Jessica Robertson

Chief Content Officer, TOGETHXR

Raleigh Gray
Business Development
DraftKings
Raleigh Gray
x

Raleigh Gray

Business Development, DraftKings

Selena Castillo
Creative Director
Duke Women's Basketball
Selena Castillo
x

Selena Castillo

Creative Director, Duke Women's Basketball

Jimmy Spencer
VP Athlete Relations
SpringHill Company
Jimmy Spencer
x

Jimmy Spencer

VP Athlete Relations, SpringHill Company

Erica Loh Jones
Head of Product Design
Yahoo Sports
Erica Loh Jones
x

Erica Loh Jones

Head of Product Design, Yahoo Sports

Jennifer Davis
CMO
Learfield IMG College
Jennifer Davis
x

Jennifer Davis

CMO, Learfield IMG College

Walt Brock
Founder
Crossovr Collective
Walt Brock
x

Walt Brock

Founder, Crossovr Collective

Mike Stricoff
Sports Programming
Snap
Mike Stricoff
x

Mike Stricoff

Sports Programming, Snap

Nyerr Parham
GM, SB Nation
Vox Media
Nyerr Parham
x

Nyerr Parham

GM, SB Nation, Vox Media

Jennifer Van Dijk
CEO
Hoonigan
Jennifer Van Dijk
x

Jennifer Van Dijk

CEO, Hoonigan

Bryan Harper
VP, Content & Production
Minnesota Vikings
Bryan Harper
x

Bryan Harper

VP, Content & Production, Minnesota Vikings

Ariel Johnson Lin
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
JPMorgan Chase
Ariel Johnson Lin
x

Ariel Johnson Lin

Sports & Entertainment Marketing, JPMorgan Chase

Erick Estrada
VP, Sports & Entertainment
Endeavor
Erick Estrada
x

Erick Estrada

VP, Sports & Entertainment, Endeavor

Aleia Taylor
CMO
Women's Sports Foundation
Aleia Taylor
x

Aleia Taylor

CMO, Women's Sports Foundation

Ghislaine León
Creative Strategy Director
REVOLT
Ghislaine León
x

Ghislaine León

Creative Strategy Director, REVOLT

Sara Toussaint
Managing Director
Underdog Venture Team
Sara Toussaint
x

Sara Toussaint

Managing Director, Underdog Venture Team


Interested in joining The Engagement Academy?

Video Production

Social Media

Podcasting

Marketing & Revenue

Storytelling & Editorial

On-Camera Talent

Design & Art

Photography

Judges

FAQ

Nominations

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