January 22 2021

OCTAGON EXECUTIVES LOU KOVACS AND CRISTINA ACKAS NAMED TO MINORITIES IN SPORTS BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD

Octagon

Kovas and Ackas to Serve Alongside Eight Other Industry Leaders on 2021 MiS Advisory Board

Stamford, Conn. – January 21, 2021 – Minorities in Sports Business (MiS) today announced that Lou Kovacs, President of Marketing North America, Octagon, and Cristina Ackas, Vice President of Inclusive Diversity, Octagon Sports & Entertainment Network (OSEN), have been appointed to serve on the organization’s 2021 Advisory Board.

Designed to serve as a primary resource for diverse business individuals in the sports industry, the Minorities in Sports Business network aims to support, connect, provide insight, and offer a competitive advantage to more than 1,000 professionals across the sports industry.

The advisory board was created to help advance the mission of MiS by redefining and reimagining sports as a more equitable industry. In their new posts on the board, Kovacs and Ackas will join eight other leaders across the sports industry to help build MiS and its members into a more diverse, stronger, and more connected sports business.

Octagon is a proud partner of Minorities in Sports Business, joining founder Shaina Wiel in promoting a more diverse and equitable environment across the sports industry. In addition to serving on the organization’s advisory board, senior executives from across Octagon, including Ackas and Kovacs, regularly participate in MiS panels and work with MiS members to help inform, educate, and inspire the next generation of industry leaders.

Learn more about the Minorities in Sports Business by visiting: https://minoritiesinsports.com/.

ABOUT OCTAGON:

Octagon is the preeminent integrated marketing and talent management agency in global sports and entertainment. The agency creates distinctive marketing campaigns for some of the largest brands and Fortune 500 companies across the globe and represents more than 900 of the most prominent and influential athletes, talent, and properties in the world.

With more than 1,000 employees worldwide, based in 50 offices, in 20 countries, Octagon is positioned in virtually all areas of sports and entertainment.

For more than 40 years, Octagon has consistently pushed the boundaries of the industry with ground-breaking marketing campaigns, experiential and hospitality services, industry-leading data, insight, and strategy capabilities, as well as an unmatched talent management portfolio of the most high-profile and successful athletes and personalities.

ABOUT MINORITIES IN SPORTS BUSINESS:

The Minorities in Sports Business Network (MiS) and its affiliates are a national invite-only digital hub of 1000+ (growing daily) sports professionals. The goal is to connect, exchange resources, obtain insight, as well as to gain a competitive advantage in the careers of sports professionals of color. The network serves as a primary source for diverse business men and women in the sports industry.

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