Founders and CEOs. Entrepreneurs and executive vice presidents. You will find them and many others on this year’s Forty Under 40.
Across the sports industry, their work for media and technology companies, teams and leagues, sponsors and agencies, and more, is distinguished among their peers.
Sports Business Journal, along with presenting partners Anheuser-Busch, MGM Resorts and TurnkeyZRG, is pleased to announce the 2022 list of the 40 executives who will be recognized for excellence and innovation in their careers, all before the age of 40.
From a field of more than 300 initial candidates, these 40 stood out. Among them, there are 33 individuals we are recognizing for the first time. They are joined by six who are now two-time honorees: Daniel Cohen (2019), Brian Kantarian (2019), Zach Leonsis (2019), Colin Neville (2016), Whalen Rozelle (2019) and Morgan Sword (2019).
Tucker Kain, chief strategy and growth officer at Fanatics, becomes the 62nd member of the Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame as a three-time honoree. Kain was selected to the 2019 and 2014 classes of Forty Under 40 when he was an executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Guggenheim Baseball Management.
All 40 executives will be featured in the June 27 issue of Sports Business Journal, where the stories of their careers and successes are told. They also will be honored at our annual Forty Under 40 gala, Nov. 15 at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in New York. For more information, please visit FortyUnder40awards.com.
This year marks our 23rd year for Forty Under 40.
CLASS OF 2022
Amy Azzi, T-Mobile
Michael Bucklin, Fox Sports
Patrick Burke, National Hockey League
Katie Bynum, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Maggy Carlyle, Pac-12 Conference
Jim Cavale, INFLCR
Geoff Cheong, Populous
Daniel Cohen, Octagon
Alexa Cook, CAA Sports
Kaitee Daley, ESPN
Matt Davis, Anheuser-Busch
Juan De Jesus, Dapper Labs
Stirling Eads, Excel Sports Management
Drew Fleming, Breeders’ Cup Limited
Boris Gartner, LaLiga North America
Catie Griggs, Seattle Mariners Baseball Club
Tiffini Grimes, University of Alabama
Richard Haddad, Detroit Pistons and Pistons Sports & Entertainment
Gina Hagedorn, CSM Sport & Entertainment
Kathryn Hodel, KAGR
Moon Javaid, San Francisco 49ers
Tucker Kain, Fanatics
Brian Kantarian, J.P. Morgan Chase
Allison Katz-Mayfield, LA28
Carter Ladd, Major League Soccer
Fara Leff, Klutch Sports Group
Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Graham Neff, Clemson University
Jeff Nelson, Navigate
Colin Neville, The Raine Group
Mike Raffensperger, FanDuel
Jay Riola, Orlando Magic
Whalen Rozelle, Riot Games
Lyndsay Signor, NBC Sports Group
Kelvin Smith, Big 12 Conference
Christa Stout, Portland Trail Blazers
Morgan Sword, Major League Baseball
Brandon Thompson, NASCAR
Lindsay Ulrey, American Express
Evan Wasch, National Basketball Association