6/26/2013 12:00 P.M. ET
Jennifer Flynn Named General Counsel Of Fenway Sports Management
By / MLB.com
BOSTON - Fenway Sports Management (FSM), the sports marketing agency of Fenway Sports Group, today announced that Jennifer Flynn has been named General Counsel. She will continue to serve the Boston Red Sox as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.
Flynn will oversee FSM's strategic legal initiatives, including FSM's venture activities, and negotiate contracts relating to its exclusive property representation and sponsorship sales business: NBA MVP LeBron James; PGA TOUR Playoff event the Deutsche Bank Championship; Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) and Boston College Athletics.
Flynn will continue to work closely with Fenway Sports Group Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy/General Counsel Ed Weiss on legal matters across the company's portfolio of sports properties, including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, Roush Fenway Racing and New England Sports Network (NESN). Among other duties, Flynn leads negotiations for content rights deals, provides counsel in connection with original programming initiatives, and serves as Fenway Sports Group's lead senior lawyer for all transactional matters.
"Jen's keen ability to handle and advise on a broad range of complex matters has been key to our business growth and success," said Weiss. "Her counsel is widely sought after within the company and respected throughout the industry. This promotion rightly recognizes her role as an important member of senior management at FSM, and her increasingly broader management abilities."
Flynn's career began with the Boston Red Sox after receiving a law degree from Boston College. With the Red Sox, Flynn is responsible for handling a broad range of legal matters pertaining to its day-to-day operations, including the franchise's activities and special events at Fenway Park. She has worked on contract negotiations for the NHL Winter Classic, Frozen Fenway, an NCAA Division One outdoor ice hockey series, professional football friendlies, and annual summer concerts.
Flynn's role also includes negotiating arrangements with all Red Sox rights holders, including their television and radio partners, and their more than 100 corporate sponsorship partners. In addition, she advises on club specific and league-wide licensing and intellectual property rights matters.
About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
Fenway Sports Management specializes in sponsorship sales and brand management consulting, and serves as the global sports sponsorship sales arm of Fenway Sports Group. FSM creates successful integrated sponsorship programs for some of the world's most prestigious brands including: the Boston Red Sox, Boston College Athletics, Liverpool Football Club, NBA MVP LeBron James, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, New England Sports Network (NESN), PGA TOUR Playoff event the Deutsche Bank Championship and Roush Fenway Racing. FSM's consulting clients include Athletes' Performance, Dunkin' Donuts, Gulf Oil & JetBlue. For more information, visit www.FenwaySportsManagement.com.
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