Advisory Board

The Sports Video Group Advisory Board

The Sports Video Group is comprised of leading industry figures who are committed to technical excellence in the sports industry. Over the coming years, members will help guide the direction of the organization, consult on various group initiatives, and enable more dialogue across different industry segments.

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Sahara_Tom Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, Vice President of Operations & Technology


Advisory Board Members

  • Ken Aagaard, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Production Services
  • Adam Acone, NFL Network, Director, Media Operations & Planning
  • Glenn Adamo, NFL ,VP, Media Operations and Broadcasting
  • Peter Angell, IEC in Sport, COO
  • Andrea Berry, Fox Network Engineering and Operations, SVP, Broadcast Operations
  • Chuck Blazer, Blazer Entertainment, Sports & Technology
  • David Catzel, Microsoft, Platform Services Adviser, DPE
  • Chris Calcinari, ESPN, VP, Event Operations
  • Jason Cohen, HBO Sports, Director
  • Joe Cohen, HTN Communications, Chairman and CEO
  • Michael Cohen, Industry Consultant
  • Don Colantonio, ESPN, Senior Director of Production Enhancements
  • Cindy Cortell, Industry Consultant
  • Michael Davies, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations
  • Scott Davis, CBS Sports, VP of Broadcast Operations
  • Jim DeFillipis, Industry Consultant
  • Ed Delaney, Fox Sports Media Group, EVP Operations
  • Jed Drake, ESPN, SVP and EP, Event Production
  • Dave Dukes, PGA Tour Entertainment, Senior Director, Technical Operations
  • Russell Gabay, Major League Baseball International, VP and Executive Producer
  • Jerry Gepner, L5 Media Services, Media and Technology Executive
  • Steve Gorsuch, USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Director of Broadcast Operations
  • Mark Haden, MLB Network, VP, Engineering and IT
  • Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP, Operations and Technology
  • Ed Holmes, Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, Director of Engineering
  • Deb Honkus, NEP Broadcasting, Chairman of the Board
  • George Hoover, NEP Broadcasting, CTO
  • Jeff Jacobs, MTV Networks, SVP, Production Planning, Strategies and Operations
  • Robert D. Jordan CFE, Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment, Senior Vice President
  • John Kvatek, University of Central Florida Athletics Association, Director of Video Services
  • John Leland, PSL International, LLC, Principal
  • Louis Libin, Broad Comm, President
  • Jodi Markley, ESPN, SVP, Operations
  • Michael Meehan, NBC Sports, VP
  • Ken Norris, UCLA, Director of Video Operations
  • Gary Olson, GHO Group, Managing Director
  • Chuck Pagano, ESPN, EVP and CTO
  • Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group, VP, Engineering and Operations
  • Patty Power, CBS Sports Network, SVP, Operations
  • Paul Puccio, Industry Consultant
  • Scott Rinehart, Fighting Irish Digital Media, Lead Technologist
  • Larry Rogers, FirstInTV, President
  • Mike Rokosa, Independent Consultant
  • Bob Ross, CBS, SVP, East Coast Operations
  • Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology
  • Chuck Scoggins, Industry Consultant
  • Bruce Shapiro, Broadcast Consultant
  • Jack Simmons, Fox Sports, SVP, Production
  • Don Sperling, New York Giants Entertainment, VP and Executive Producer
  • Jerry Steinberg, Fox Sports, SVP, Field Operations
  • Susan Stone, MLB Network, SVP, Operations
  • Patrick Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President
  • Larry Tiscornia, Major League Soccer, Vice President, Broadcasting
  • Jacob Ullman, Fox Sports, Vice President, Production
  • John Ward, DIRECTV Entertainment, SVP, Production & Traffic Operations
  • Ernie Watts, Turner Studios, Senior Director of Technical Ops, Live Events
  • Jeff Willis, ESPN, Coordinating Technical Manager of Events
  • Richard Wolf, The Switch, EVP
  • Dave Zur, KSE Media Ventures, Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and Engineering

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