Howard Brodwin – Founder
A sports marketing veteran of 20+ years, Howard has been actively involved with sports nonprofit organizations throughout his career. He’s provided marketing, public relations and event management services for organizations and programs such as DisAbility Sports Festival, Disney GOALS, Pay it Forward Challenge, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Blind Judo Foundation, Inner City Games and the LA84 Foundation. Howard currently serves on the Public Relations Committee for Special Olympics Southern California, and the Board of Advisors for Global Team Players Foundation.
As Founder and Executive Director of Sports and Social Change, Howard provides cause marketing, brand strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility consulting for sports brands and properties, consumer products and emerging media firms. His expertise includes brand positioning and activation, grassroots and experiential marketing programs, public relations and social media campaigns, as well as business plans, revenue modeling and partnership development.
Over the past 23 years, Howard has managed marketing programs for a diverse group of sports brands and properties including Rollerblade, Powerbar, K-Swiss, Salomon, Tour Hockey, 3BA, Bauerfeind Performance Centers, Red Star Hockey, Fred Hickman Communications, MaxXcel Sports and A-Game.
Born and raised in West Orange, NJ, Howard currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is an active roller hockey coach/player, skier and disc golf fanatic. You can connect with him on Twitter @sportsandchange
Arnold Guanco - Outreach Manager, Canada
Arnold Guanco is an experienced event marketing professional, having implemented brand activation & consumer engagement programs for global brands including Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Adidas, Warner Brothers and Subaru. He served as a Special Projects Manager for the Philippine Basketball Association, where he initiated their Corporate Social Responsibility and event marketing programs and was the lead organizer for the league’s “Bring Them Back Into the Game” campaign in partnership with UNICEF, for children in conflict with the law.
Arnold served as a Venue Systems Manager for VANOC during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and had the honor of participating in the torch relay for the Paralympic Games. He’s also been part of the operations team for events such as the Doha Asian Games, West Asian Games and the ITU World Cup.
An alumnus of The George Washington University School of Business, University of the Philippines and a J. Willard Marriott Foundation Scholar, Arnold is based in Alberta, Canada and spends his free time on the tennis & basketball court, or exploring the countryside on his mountain bike.
Cecily Jackson-Zapata – Attorney at Law
Over the past twelve years Cecily has concentrated her law practice in the areas of tax-exempt organizations and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on representing social enterprises. She formerly served as a Senior Staff Attorney in Public Counsel’s Community Development Project where she directed the Economic Development Program. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Cecily was an Associate in the Tax Departments of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C.
Cecily also serves as Program Manager for California Resources and Training, a nonprofit capacity building organization. She is a member of the board of directors of Cornerstone Theater Company and Community Services Unlimited, and currently serves as Board Chair for the Los Angeles chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance. She also serves as an advisory board member for the PACE SBA Women’s Business Center as well as Sports and Social Change.
Cecily received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California in 1994. She graduated with a J.D. from Stanford University Law School in 1997.
Ron Peck - Co-Founder, Blind Judo Foundation
Ron Peck is Co-Founder of the Blind Judo Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 that introduces blind & visually impaired children and young adults to the sport of Judo so they can build confidence, independence and strength in their lives. The Blind Judo Foundation trains athletes for the US Paralympic Judo program and works with the US Military Wounded Warrior Project, building confidence and independence for blind and visually impaired personnel returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ron has an extensive background in Healthcare, Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology and has worked in senior management for several Fortune 500 companies on three continents. He was appointed a Trustee in the Internet Broadcasting Association and became the Senior Vice President for the Internet Broadcasting Health Network. This led to accepting a position as Executive Director of the Neurological Disease Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 whose mission is to eliminate various neurodegenerative diseases, starting with Alzheimer's.
Ron graduated from Columbia Pacific University with a Bachelors Degree in Management and an MBA in Marketing.
Rosalind Jarrett - Executive in Charge of Publicity, Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Rosalind Jarrett, Executive in Charge of Publicity for the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, has contributed to the record-high ratings growth for the SAG Awards® telecasts on TNT and TBS since 1999. She began her television career at Los Angeles PBS station KCET/28. During her subsequent 13-year tenure with the ABC Television Network Group, she was honored with the Publicist Guild of America's Maxwell Weinberg Publicists Showmanship Award. She has also been a PR consultant for E! Entertainment Television and Jeff Margolis Productions.
She is a founder of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, served on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Public Relations Coordinating Committee and is a member of the Television Publicity Executives Committee and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2009, she co-produced the inaugural UBC2C HOLLYWOOD Entertainment & Media Symposium for the University at Buffalo College of Arts & Sciences, on whose Dean’s Advisory Council she serves. She honored for this contribution to UB with the 2009 Dean’s Alumni Award. Jarrett was a 2009 nominee for the ICG Publicists Les Mason Award for Career Achievement. She has lectured on Entertainment Public Relations at UCLA, USC, NYU and Loyola Marymount University.
Jarrett is a co-founder of The “Pay It Forward” Challenge with six-time Ironman, Ultrarunner and World Record-holder Lamar Sepulveda. Their mission is to push their limits in endurance sports to raise fund to fight children's cancer, support challenged athletes and inspire others to challenge themselves. She is a member of USA Triathlon’s Team USA and competed in the Sprint Distance Age Group Triathlon Worlds in Beijing, China in Olympic Distance Age Group Triathlon Worlds in Budapest, Hungary in 2011. Rosalind also competed in the 2010 Olympic Distance Age Group Triathlon Worlds in Budapest, Hungary, the 2009 Olympic and Sprint Triathlon Worlds in Gold Coast, Australia and four Aquathlon Worlds: 2010 in Budapest, 2009 in Gold Coast, 2008 in Monterrey, Mexico and 2006 in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition, she has logged over 12,000 miles racing and cruising under sail.
Drew Chafetz - Co-Founder and CEO, love.futbol
Drew Chafetz is Co-founder and CEO of love.fútbol, a nonprofit/social enterprise that empowers impoverished communities to build soccer fields where youth lack access to safe places to play. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Drew has had a soccer ball at his feet since before he can remember. He spent many of his formative years traversing the globe with his family and speaking the language of soccer along the way. These experiences cultivated a fundamental understanding and appreciation for the power of soccer.
Drew attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and the University of Colorado at Boulder, from where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Economics and Business. On the soccer field at Dickinson he met good friend and teammate Alfredo Axtmayer – together they co-founded love.fútbol in May, 2006. love.fútbol has catalyzed twelve community-driven soccer field projects that currently serve over 8,000 youth throughout Guatemala and Brazil.