NLL Tabs Berman Highest Ranked Woman in Men’s Pro Sports

Jessica Berman was not looking to leave the National Hockey League (NHL). But the National Lacrosse League (NLL) presented a perfect opportunity she could not pass up.

Not only was she departing a role she enjoyed at the NHL (VP, Community Development, Culture & Growth and Executive Director, NHL Foundation), she was saying good-bye to a place she loved and worked at for the past 13 years.

With her new NLL role -- Deputy Commissioner and EVP, Business . . .

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Chris brings deep sports business experience to his role as publisher of TMR. He first put his sales, experiential marketing, PR, sales and valuation skills to work in sporting goods retail in 1986. He has since worked for brands and agencies across all major league sports, plus golf, college athletics, marathons and motorsports. Chris is also the proud founder of Painless Networking.