Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award Presented by TeamWork Online

A breakthrough award recognizing the 25 best sports business students and professionals 25 years old and under!

Award to be presented at the 2nd Annual University of Miami Sports Industry Conference, March 23-24th, 2017.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST


Must be born on or after March 25, 1991.


The committee of judges will seek to recognize extremely talented and accomplished rising stars who are responsible for significant achievements and success in the sports business while still in school or during the first few years of their professional career. 

We stress the importance of including, on the nomination form, specific and detailed information of what the nominee has accomplished, as well as examples on the amount of influence he or she has within their area of work and why the nominee deserves to win the award.

We weigh a variety of factors when determining whether a nominee should be a Rising 25 winner, including, but not limited to:

  • Size & scope of work responsibilities.
  • Accomplishments over their school or professional career up to this point. 
  • Leadership roles. Ascending levels of responsibilities.
  • Out of Work Activities - professional organizations, volunteering, etc.
  • The scope of influence within their area of expertise.
  • More specific business results driven by ideas/execution of the nominee.


Nominees will not be notified.
Only those selected as winners will be contacted. Notification will come in early March 2017.

*Nomination information is kept private. 

** No member of Front Office Sports LLC is eligible to win

Rising 25 Judges

Matt Kittle


TeamWork Online

Ishveen Anand



Bob Hamer


Sports Business Solutions

Mark Hodgkin

Product Manager

NeuLion College Sports

Blake Lawrence

Co-Founder & CEO


Brian Fitzsimmons

Digital Leader & Award-Winning Author

David Cohen

General Counsel

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Karen Freberg

Assistant Professor

University of Louisville

Pam Chvotkin

Broadcast Sports Production Coordinator

Various Networks