John Gassner joined the Sports & Society Program in February 2017. He is a sports marketing veteran who has held executive positions at ESPN, the New York Road Runners and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. Throughout his career, John has created and executed go to market strategies on behalf of major U.S. sports properties, overseen the international commercial development of the X Games franchise, and developed and managed some of the biggest partnership in the sport of running. John will draw upon both his experience in sports and as a long-time youth advocate to advance Project Play’s efforts.
John Gassner joined the Sports & Society Program in February 2017, bringing a unique skill set that will serve him in advancing Project Play's work to grow access to early positive youth sports experiences.