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Don Starks - Director of Operations

Background

–  18 years in movie theater ownership, operations and management –  12 years experience in investment banking

•  Education

–  BA – Business Administration –  MBA – Finance

•  Professional Experience –  ICE Development LLC

–  Young Capitol Group

–  Dean Witter Reynolds

–  Bank of Montreal

–  D.H.Brush&Associates

•  BoardAffiliations

–  Hales Franciscan High School

–  The Support Group

–  Windy City Small Fry Basketball –  Fundamentally Sound FoundationGeneral Manager /

 

 

Phone (312) 401-9141

Email don.starks@windycitygroove.com

 Adorn Lewis-Mitchell - Marketing

Background

–  35 years of public relations experience, including positions in

the corporate, agency and nonprofit sectors

•  Education

–  BA – Journalism

–  MS – Marketing Communications

•  Professional Experience

–  AB Mitchell & Associates

–  Flowers Communications Group –  Burrell Public Relations

–  Miller Brewing Company

–  National Council of Negro Women

•  Awards

–  40 industry awards for communications excellence

 

Alvin Washington - Play by Play Announcer

Veteran voice Alvin Washington returns for a second season calling Groove games. Prior to the Groove, Alvin spent summer 2014 covering the national champion North Iowa Bulls junior hockey team, making him the only African-American play by play man in all of elite-level hockey. Washington's biggest accomplishments have been calling Chicago State women's basketball games between 1995 and 2006, attaining the Sports Directorship at radio stations in three cities, and traveling across the globe for parts of 11 seasons as the Public Address Announcer of the Harlem Ambassadors Comedy Basketball Team.

 

 Ian Mahoney -Advisor

 •  Background

–  25 years of national media sales experience

–  20 years as basketball shooting coach, working with such players

as Walter Bond/Utah Jazz, Steven Bardo/Detroit Pistons and European professional, Zeke Upshaw/European Pro, Will Harenton/ Stevenson High School, Rodney Harenton Jr.,/Stevenson High School, Alex Nesbitt/Harvard University

•  Education

–  BA – Business Administration

•  Professional Experience

–  New York Knicks

–  Chicago Bulls

–  Viacom Media Networks –  Ion Television

–  Fox Network

–  NBC Universal

–  BET (Black Entertainment Television)

 

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