‘Inside the Business of the NFL’ Virtual Panel Set for March 25
On Thursday, March 25, former National Football League (NFL) General Manager Michael Lombardi and VaynerSports Co-CEO AJ Vaynerchuk will participate in the “Inside the Business of the NFL” virtual panel brought to you by the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida, MLE Law and SportsEpreneur.
Wharton Alumni Club members’ networking will take place from 7–7:25 p.m.; the panel discussion for all attendees will happen from 7:30–9 p.m.
Throughout the event, Lombardi and Vaynerchuk will discuss how lessons from the NFL apply to the modern business world, including building culture, decision-making, hiring, contract negotiation, creative thought processes and more. Michael Elkins, founder of MLE Law and host of the “Quarter Four” podcast, will moderate the panel.
Lombardi is a former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl-winning executive, having spent 30 years working for the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Cleveland Browns. He writes a column for The Athletic and hosts his own podcast, “The GM Shuffle.” He is the author of the book “Gridiron Genius,” through which he provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win, and discusses mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side.
Vaynerchuk is co-CEO of VaynerSports and oversees the company’s entire operation. In 2009, prior to founding VaynerSports, he and his brother Gary Vaynerchuk launched advertising agency VaynerMedia. While working on VaynerMedia, AJ Vaynerchuk was an active angel investor, counting Uber and Venmo as successful startups in his portfolio. He is currently a proud board member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. Established in 1881, the Wharton School is the world’s oldest collegiate school of business and today has more than 90,000 active alumni worldwide.
Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida members will attend the event for free. The cost for non-members to attend is $45. Members can sign up for the event, and non-members can purchase tickets for the event, at www.whartonsouthfla.com/business_of_the_nfl. Attendees will be emailed a link once they purchase a ticket.