Dawn L. Ridley is the founder and President of First Sports Job.com, a company dedicated to helping individuals secure their first position in the sports industry. She has served as the Senior Vice President for NFL PLAYERS, the marketing and licensing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association, Vice President, Business Development for D.C. United, and has held positions with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) and the Atlanta Braves. Ridley is also on the faculty at Georgetown University and American University and has served as an instructor at Johns Hopkins University and at George Washington University. Her expertise in Sports Management, Marketing, Branding, Business Development, Strategy and Innovation has made her a sought-after speaker at numerous organizations and universities, including Harvard University, the National Alliance of Youth Sports, the Virginia Association of Marketing Educators and several others.
As 2017 comes to an end, it’s a great time to take a look back at some of the highlights of the year. It has been quite a busy year, but it’s been really fun to work with students and professionals who are interesting in working in the sports industry. One of the highlights of […]
First Sports Job founder Dawn Ridley was a guest lecturer at the Georgetown University Summer Sports Industry Management Institute. Over 100 high school students gathered at Georgetown University for a behind the scenes look at the business of sports.Ridley’s presentation included an in depth discussion about sports marketing, sponsorship and licensing. She also highlighted career […]