JR DUBLER

JR DUBLERMr. J.R. Dubler – Marketing Consultant in Business and Sports.

During the past 45 years J.R. has worked with national and international companies related to business and sports promotions.  In business his company Marketing Management USA has represented international companies from Brazil to Germany assisting in marketing and promotion of their products in the U.S.  His professional record encompasses more than forty successful years in domestic and international marketing, advertising and business management.  Experienced in mass communication, media planning and buying, public relations, management of communication and graphics.   Created and managed new business opportunities with the marketing of current and new product mix. 

In Sports Marketing  J.R. has worked with America’s Cup Yacht racing representing a Russian Federation St. Petersburg Yacht Club in the 1995 America’s Cup Challenge held in San Diego.  Traveled worldwide to develop funds and support from Fortune 500 companies creating a $15 million dollar project fund.  Total package developed was over $120 million dollars.  In other sports programs J.R. represented LPGA professional Women golfers, bowlers and volleyball players in corporate sponsorship presentations and promotions.  In addition develop programs in local communities which included golf related charity events.

Marketing Management USA also owned a Public Relations company in Arizona  – J.R.  supervised all aspects of the public relations group , directed client contact and presentations related to all media  functions including releases, event coordination, budgets and promotional activates. Developed business opportunities and promotional material for client promotional successes.  Major clients were Cushman-Wakefield and Ringling Bros.

Current projects include marketing sevices for an international jewelry company representing them to the global cruise ship business.

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Allen Berrebbi

allen-berrebbiPartner, Digital Strategies – ABE, LLC

Allen is the President & CEO of KRB Media and co-founder of Complete Network Services, a managed IT services provider. He has over 18 years’ experience in business management, digital marketing, web development and branding. His specialties include technology forecasting and projections. He applied his expertise when he served as the host and producer of “Your PC Hero”, a successful technology radio show.

Allen serves as an advisor on digital strategies for several companies such as Big Bang Comics, a long time comic book publisher, and Checkm8tes, LLC., a new startup aiming to revolutionize the online dating world. 

With his current responsibilities for ABE, LLC, Allen is eager to embrace the challenge of applying new technologies to change the landscape of professional sports.   

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Richard Packer

Richard PackerCo-Managing Partner, Basketball – ABE, LLC.

Using the basketball term analogy of “triple threat position” Richard’s career history within professional sports and business includes executive accomplishment and leadership in private, public and entrepreneurial settings. 

As President & COO of the American Basketball Association (ABA) created, developed and oversaw corporate business plans of over 60 league teams while directly overseeing day to day league operations to include regular season and playoffs.  The League doubled in size during his tenure. As a College Head men’s basketball coach, his teams produced a still standing school record winning percentage of .781 while producing 2 regular season championships, 4 tournament championships and Pennsylvania Junior College State Championship. 

As a nonprofit Executive Director of a United Way organization and a Florida public school districts nonprofit organization, revenues under his leadership witnessed increases of over 800% (United Way) and 688% (School district). In the private sector as Vice President of an Atlanta based financial services firm he recruited, hired, field trained and supervised over 150 financial services field agents competent in both insurance as well as investment advising. Richard holds a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.

Lloyd Ward

Lloyd WardCo-Managing Partner, Business – ABE, LLC. Lloyd has served as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of the United States Olympic Committee, Chairman and CEO of Maytag Corporation, President of Frito-Lay, Vice President of Pepsi Cola and Vice President and General Manager of Procter & Gamble. Lloyd has served as a member of the Board of Directors of General Motors Corporation, JP Morgan Chase Co. and Central, Belo Corporation and Southwest Utilities Corporation. He has also served on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Ronald McDonald House, Dallas YMCA, Paul Quinn College, Jimmy Johnson Foundation, and Inroads of Southwest Ohio.

Lloyd’s leadership has been publicly recognized by several honors and achievements, including being named Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Executive of the Year”, one of Business Week Magazine’s “Top 25 Executives”, and BrandWeek Magazine’s “Marketer of the Year”. Not only was he was embraced by Business Week Magazine as its cover story and had his life story included in the Good Morning America Millennium “Y2K” Time Capsule. He, also, received the “Outstanding Leadership Award” from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Jack Breslin “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the MSU “Alumni of the Year Award”. Lloyd holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from Xavier University.