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.

Officers

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Treasurer

Financial Risk & Compliance Advisor, IBM

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Secretary

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

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Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Esq.

Chairwoman

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

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President

Partner, Entertainment & Sports Law, Fox Rothschild

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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

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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

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Inga Dyer, Esq.

SVP Business & Legal Affairs, MACRO

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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.

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Darrell Thompson, Esq.

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Marjorie Williams, Esq.

Senior Business Affairs Executive, Amazon Studios

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