SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week: Paul Hemingway

It’s time for the SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week. Instead of featuring a top job posting, I like to feature a qualified industry professional who is looking for their next opportunity. If you are interested in being a future SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week, you can apply here.

Now it’s time to introduce our next free agent, Paul Hemingway! Let’s learn more about him.

Goal: To continue to help a professional sports team/entity to find new revenue opportunities, while at the same time providing top notch partner value and superior customer service.

Experience:

Senior Director, Sales and Marketing – Watkins Glen International Speedway (NASCAR, IndyCar)

  • Directed entire marketing and sales efforts for large motorsports events, including, but not limited to, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series
  • Oversaw sales, public relations, consumer marketing, ticketing & retail staff
  • Managed marketing partnerships with regional/national media

Sports Management Instructor/Director of Marketing – Keuka College (Division III)

  • Designed and implemented curriculum for concentration with 50+ students
  • Instructed and evaluated all classes in sports management

Other Previous Positions Include

  • Director of Communications – Manchester Monarchs (American Hockey League)
  • Public Relations Manager – Nashua Pride (Atlantic League of Professional Baseball)
  • Public Relations Assistant – Boston Celtics (NBA)

Education:

  • Master of Science, Sports Management – University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications – University of New Hampshire

Greatest Professional Accomplishment:

I take great pride in the accomplishments of the students that I have taught/mentored and enjoy to this day hearing of their successes in the world of sports business.

Sell Yourself in 3 Sentences or Less:

  1. I’m a sports marketer who compels people to take action.
  2. I’m a proponent of over-the-top customer service.
  3. I believe in challenging a team to take risks because the price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.

You can connect with Paul through LinkedIn, Twitter, or via email at PaulHemingway2010@yahoo.com. If you have an open opportunity with your organization or know of another company that can benefit from Paul’s experience, please reach out to him. I want to see this weekly feature really help some great people places into the industry positions they deserve.

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