Thursday, November 1, 2012

Notre Dame Alum Receives Global Honor!!!

Jimmy Small a 2008 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and NASCAR's Manager of Industry Marketing -- was selected as one of the 10 NEXT in the sports industry -- a spotlight on rising executives around the globe who will shape the sports industry of tomorrow.

Small, a former Irish Guardsman, will be honored in a ceremony at Columbia University on November 16th.


Here's what the ProSports Magazine press release had to say:

Launched in 2011, the 10 NEXT annually recognizes a distinct group of ten sports executives under the age of 30, from around the world, that have achieved an exceptional level of success that is truly rare at such a young age. Nominees must be under the age of 30 and must demonstrate a truly remarkable curriculum vitae.

The Selection Committee, a diverse group of leading sports executives, determines the 10 NEXT winners based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, uniqueness and exceptionality; size and scope of responsibilities; measurable accomplishments and business results as well as creativity, innovation and leadership.

This years selected individuals will be honored at the 2012 Ivy Sports Symposium on Friday, November 16 at Columbia University in New York with a special ceremony. In addition, their achievements will be profiled in an upcoming edition of SportsPro magazine and on the SportsPro website.

In the spirit of full disclosure -- Jimmy Small '08, is the oldest of our three children; Kara, St. Bonaventure '10 and Brady, Niagara University '14.  A pretty special moment for the Small, Doyle and Manhard clans...