June 4-5, 2018
San Francisco, CA

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Shizuka Suzuki

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships, AT&T

Shizuka (Shiz) Suzuki

Assistant Vice President – Corporate Sponsorships, AT&T Global Marketing Organization


Shiz is known as a tenacious, results driven leader who has a consistent track record of leading teams and building the AT&T brand while pushing the envelope of innovation.


She currently leads the Sponsorship team at AT&T, which includes industry-leading partnerships across numerous sports and entertainment verticals. These include AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Cowboys, Jordan Spieth, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the AT&T Byron Nelson, NCAA, College Football Playoffs, Major League Soccer, Red Bull Racing and Tribeca Film Festival to name a few.


Prior to her current role in Sponsorships, Shiz held a wide range of roles across the corporation—a true testament to her business acumen, adaptability and leadership skills. She’s been on the front lines managing call centers and out in the field leading construction crews—consistently outperforming peer groups in productivity and accuracy. She was instrumental on the delivery of the company’s first web-based cloud product as well as designing industry leading offers in the pricing and analytics organization for the largest corporate clients.


More recently, Shiz was the chief of staff to the SVP of Brand, Advertising, Media and Sponsorships which included executive support, overseeing overall operations and organizational budgets.  Shiz also led large scale corporate workforce and workplace transformation efforts. 


In a previous role, Shiz has also supported the Chairman and CEO of AT&T, which included production of multi-location and live broadcast of major events ranging from leadership conferences, all-employee town halls to merger announcements, press tours and the Annual AT&T Shareholders’ Meeting.


She has received numerous accolades including the Asian MBA Global Emerging Leaders Award, the Women of Color STEM Magazine’s Technology Rising Stars award, AT&T Best of the Best Awards, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Shiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University.  She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Peter, and rescue dog, Bella.  She enjoys wine tasting, international cuisines and traveling. 

Tuesday, June 05

Disrupting the Traditional Sports Sponsorship and Activation Model

For a sponsorship to resonate with consumers it needs to feel authentic. Execs will discuss disrupting the traditional ways of doing business and creating a fan-focused standard for sponsorship activation. You’ll hear from:

Tom Fox, President, San Jose Earthquakes
Jason Pearl, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Business Development , San Francisco Giants
Ari Segal, President & COO, Immortals
Andy Steen, Head, Strategic Marketing, Avaya
Shizuka Suzuki, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships, AT&T
Moderator: Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, SBJ / SBD