Sam Kennedy, of the World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox is entering his 18th season with the club and his third as president and chief executive officer. In addition to his role with the Red Sox, he also acts as chief executive of Fenway Sports Management, a sports marketing and sales agency that is a sister company to the Red Sox under the Fenway Sports Group family. Outside of the 81 days a year of baseball, Kennedy has also been instrumental in the transformation of Fenway Park into a year-round venue, including concerts, hockey, soccer, football and even a “Big Air” skiing and snowboarding competition requiring construction of a 150-foot high ramp from centerfield to home plate. Kennedy has received many recognition's during his time with the Red Sox, placing him in the company of the most influential and creative young professionals in the business of sports.
Moderator: Steve Burton
Steve Burton is a sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News on WBZ-TV and on sister station myTV38 in Boston. A New England native, he joined WBZ-TV in August 1994. Prior to that Burton worked as a sports anchor and reporter for New England Sports Network (NESN) since 1988. While at NESN, Burton hosted the pre and post-game shows for the Red Sox.