Bob has spent more than 30 years in the sports and entertainment industry with executive positions at Turner Broadcasting, National Football League (Atlanta Falcons), American Le Mans Series, TRG-Aston Martin Racing N.A., three universities (Tennessee Tech, University of Richmond and The Citadel) and several start-ups. At the American Le Mans Series, he spearheaded a university campus activation initiative for the Michelin “Green Challenge” in concert with the EPA and DOE that focused on fuel efficient automotive technologies. He holds a B.A. English degree from Furman University where he lettered in baseball.
General Manager/SSG San Francisco
John is a seasoned veteran in sales, marketing, management and business development within the sports, arts, entertainment and education sectors. He was founder of Bay Area Sports Entertainment (BASE) where he provided services and programs for the San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors and Super Bowl 50. His education tentacles reach into collegiate programs at Stanford, Butler, Cal-Berkley, UCLA, USF, St. Mary’s, Santa Clara, the Horizon League and the West Coast Conference. He has also done programs in motorsports (TRG/Aston Martin Racing), music (Live Nation/Ticketmaster), the arts (SFMOMA) and high school athletics technology (CaptainU). John runs SSG’s San Francisco office.
Dave has more than 30 years of experience in multiple journalism and public relations platforms. For 12 years, he was the editorial director of INDYCAR -- the governing body of the premier open-wheel racing series in North America with the Indianapolis 500 as its marquee event -- with duties ranging from being the main writer and managing editor of websites to short- and long-range strategic public relations programs. He's been involved in the planning and execution of and written extensively about STEAM motorsports programs. He's also been a writer and editor at major metropolitan newspapers, including the Indianapolis Star and Hartford Courant.
Laura is the director of the Engineering Place at N.C. State University. A winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, Bottomley began her career with AT&T Labs. Highly regarded in the world of STEM, she was featured in Chevron STEM commercials during Super Bowl 50. Bottomley writes STEM curriculums and serves as a key advisor to SSF.