2020 Officers & Board of Directors

BESLA’s Board consists of legal professionals who work in and/or have an interest in sports, entertainment, and media.  The regionally diverse Board members are engaged in their local communities and work to develop partnerships and programming what will uplift, educate and empower BESLA members.


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Financial Risk & Compliance Advisor, IBM

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Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Esq.


Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs ViacomCBS/BET Networks

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Partner, Entertainment & Sports Law, Fox Rothschild


Vice President

Senior Advisor, Production & Investment Planning, The Walt Disney Company

Board of Directors

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Mason P. Ashe, Esq.

Founder & CEO, Ashe Sports & Entertainment

Consulting, Inc.

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Angela Y. Ball, Esq.

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, NBCUniversal

Tony Brackett, Esq.

Director, Business Affairs Original Series Sitcom, Kids & Interactive, Netflix

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Brian K. Broughton, Esq.

VP & Associate General Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Viacom Media Networks

Inga Dyer, Esq.

SVP Business & Legal Affairs, MACRO

Lawrence C. Hinkle II, Esq.

COO and General Counsel, UrbanflixTV, Inc.

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Darrick J. Hooker, Esq.

Partner, Akerman LLP

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Endi Piper, Esq.

General Counsel of Complex Media, Inc.

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Lita T. Rosario, Esq.

Principal, WYZ Girl Entertainment Consulting

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Joseph K. West, Esq.

Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Duane Morris LLP

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Donald Woodard, Esq.

Deputy General Counsel of USA Track & Field, Inc.

Darrell Thompson, Esq.


Marjorie Williams, Esq.

Senior Business Affairs Executive, Amazon Studios

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