Liz Boardman Joins Korn Ferry Sports
Korn Ferry has announced that Liz Boardman has joined as Senior Client Partner of its Sports Practice, which is led by Jed Hughes.
Joining from an international executive search firm, Ms Boardman has led senior executive assignments for sports organizations, sports leagues, teams, conferences and educational institutions. Based in New York, she will regularly work with foundations and other nonprofits focused on sports, education and wellness.
“I am honored to join Jed Hughes and grow the Global Sports Practice at Korn Ferry,” said Ms Boardman. "Under Jed's leadership, the firm has successfully led searches at the pinnacle of the sports industry. Korn Ferry is unparalleled in its ability to serve clients globally and to be at the forefront of the evolution of sports.”
Ms Boardman’s recent work includes searches for the commissioner of a collegiate sports conference, chief revenue officer for a professional sports team, senior vice president, sponsorship sales, for a sports league and chief marketing officer of an Olympic organization.
“Liz Boardman is a rising star and brings an impressive skill set and track record of accomplishment that she has developed through building outstanding relationships with key leaders in the industry,” said Jed Hughes, Vice Chair and Leader of Korn Ferry’s Global Sports Practice. “I am thrilled in her being a core part of our continued effort to expand our global sports practice. The credibility she has gained in the industry in just two years is unparalleled.”
Ms Boardman worked as business development and client relations director for the Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm focused on serving executives at higher education and health care institutions, and began her career as a teaching fellow and coach with the Coalition of Essential Schools, funded by the Gates Foundation.
Ms Boardman received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her M.A. in Leadership from Harvard University, where she was the recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership in Education Award and Merit Scholarship. At Georgetown, she was a member of the varsity women’s field hockey team.
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