February 25, 2010 15:18 ET

John P. McNamara Joins IMG as Vice President Business Development in Chicago

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - IMG, the global sports, entertainment and media company, announced today that John P. McNamara joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. He will be based in the company's Chicago, IL office and will report to Tom Worcester, Senior Vice President Business Development.

In his new role, John will be responsible for identifying and generating new business opportunities throughout the Midwestern Region.

Prior to joining IMG, John spent 14 years with Turner Broadcasting where he started in 1995 as Vice President of Sports Sales in Chicago. In 2003 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager. In that capacity he managed four national sales offices and developed and managed sales strategies for all Turner Sports properties.

"We are very pleased with the addition of a sales executive of John's caliber on staff," said Tom Worcester. "The experience he has garnered over nearly 15 years with Turner will be invaluable going forward. His work with all the major sports leagues will serve us well as he develops and sells integrated sponsorships and programs."

Earlier in his career, John worked for Group W Sports Marketing/Liberty Media as a sales executive from 1992 to 1995. He also served as Manager of Broadcast Sales for The Seattle Mariners Baseball Club, account executive of sports sales for Katz Television and as a sports negotiator for Backer Spielvogel Bates Advertising.

John is a 1985 graduate of Syracuse University.

About IMG Sports & Entertainment

Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year. More information is available at

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