Leading Edge Strategies for Managing and Marketing the Business of Sport
The 12th Annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference and Trade Show
November 17-19, 2019 Westin Harbour Castle Hotel Toronto, Canada
Commissioner – NHL
Gary Bettman has been the commissioner of the National Hockey League since 1993. During this time, Bettman has established rapid growth in league revenues that continue to grow today. He has overseen the expansion of the NHL across the United States, with six new teams added during his tenure. Over the course of his time with the NHL, he’s negotiated several lucrative, long-term broadcasting deals, bringing the NHL to televisions to all corners of Canada and the United States.
In May 2014, SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily named Bettman “Sports Executive of the Year.” Prior to assuming his role as commissioner of the NHL, Bettman served as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel to the NBA.