Chicago Sports Summit 2022

Episodes airing Tuesdays this fall:
10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, and 11/8
Free and open to the public.

This year’s Summit, once again featuring high-profile guests and thought leaders in the sports industry, will be presented in a first-ever series of episodes. Thanks to host Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and support from sponsors, the event continues its legacy of giving through the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation

2022 beneficiaries include: orthopedic research at Rush and Good Sports.

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This year’s line-up includes:


Crane Kenney

President, Business Operations, Chicago Cubs

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Matt Kalish

Matt Kalish

President/Co-Founder, DraftKings North America

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Solomon Wilcots

NFL media analyst and former NFL player

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Mickey Pruitt

Director of Athletics, Chicago Public Schools and former NFL player

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Jesse Compher

2022 Olympian and member, U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team

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Dr. Brian Cole

Dr. Brian Cole

Managing Director, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Head Team Physician, Chicago Bulls

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Ishwara Glassman Chrein

Ishwara Glassman Chrein

Chicago Fire FC President of Business Operations

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David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Host, ESPN 1000 and NBC Sports Chicago

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Dionne Miller

Dionne Miller

Weekend Sports Anchor, ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sports Team

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Danny Ecker

Danny Ecker

Reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business

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Jeff Kearney

Jeff Kearney

Global Head of Gatorade Sports Marketing

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Hosted By:

Midwest Orthopaedics At Rush

Presenting Sponsors

Leopardo Logo


Gold Coast SugicenterLogo
Wintrust Bank
AlloSource Logo
Integrated Ortho LLC.
SCA Health


Viso Graphic logo
Cannon Design
Impact Physical Therapy - Chicago Sports Summit 2022 sponsor
Van Bruggen Signs
Get Garvey's
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Bulls
Ten Thousand
Genesis Technologies
Athena Health

Missed the 2021 Summit? View the live, virtual event here:

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For information on becoming a sponsor, see the sponsor opportunities here or contact Ann Pitcher at


Summit 2021 beneficiary representatives John Boddie, Founder, ChiGivesBack, and Derek Lambert for Rush orthopedic research

Summit 2021 beneficiary representatives John Boddie, Founder, ChiGivesBack, and Derek Lambert for Rush orthopedic research

Past Participants


Mark Bartelstein, Founder & CEO, Priority Sports & Entertainment
Brooks Boyer, Vice President of Marketing, Chicago White Sox
Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big 10 Conference
Mike Ernst, Senior Vice President Ticket Sales, Service, Marketing & Club Operations, Chicago Fire
Beth Grabowski, Director of Marketing & Analytics, Chicago White Sox
Pete Hassen, Senior Executive Director of Marketing, Chicago Blackhawks
Mark Kaufman, President, Athletico Physical Therapy
Crane Kenney, President of Business Operations, Chicago Cubs
Atul Khosla, General Manager, Chicago Fire
Alison Miller, Vice President of Marketing, Chicago Cubs
Gordon Nuber, M.D., NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute; Team Physician, Chicago Bears
Ted Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Bears
Joel Quenneville, Head Coach, Chicago Blackhawks
Michael Reinsdorf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Bulls
Scott Sonnenberg, Director of Corporate Sales, Chicago Bulls


Tim Anderson, MLB Shortstop, Chicago White Sox
Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., RD, CSSD, LD, Sports Dietician, Abbott Nutrition
James Carter, Ph.D., Director, Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Jonathan Coyne, MBA, Senior Director, Customer Marketing, Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Father Scott Donahue, President & CEO, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Kimberly M. Foxx, J.D., Cook County State’s Attorney
Horace Grant, Special Advisor to COO & President, Chicago Bulls
Wally Hayward, CEO, W Partners
Rami Jabaji, Senior Brand Director, Nike
Grant Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Athletico Physical Therapy
Jamal Mayers, Community Liaison, Chicago Blackhawks
Jarrett Payton, TV & Radio Broadcaster, Former NFL Running Back
David Schwab, Executive Vice President, Octagon Sports & Entertainment Agency


Mike Adamle, Former NFL Player & Sports Anchor, NBC5 Chicago
Kristen Balboni, Studio Host, Stadium
Will Carroll, Director of Media Relations, Motus Global
Kendall Coyne, U.S. Olympic Hockey Player
Brian Cole, M.D., M.B.A., Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Matt Forte, Former NFL Player
Rick Hahn, Vice President & General Manager, Chicago White Sox
Shawn Hunter, Founder & Managing Partner, Chicago Dogs
Jack O’Callahan, U.S. Olympic Hockey Player
Julie O’Connell, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, Athletico Physical Therapy
Michael Reinsdorf, President & COO, Chicago Bulls
Nelson Rodriguez, President & General Manager, Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Diane Simpson, U.S Olympic Gymnast
David Strickland, Chief Commercial Officer, Optimum Nutrition
Lindsay Tarpley, U.S. Olympic Soccer Player
Dara Torres, U.S. Olympic Swimmer


James Andrews, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Andrews Sports Medicine Institute
Mark Bartelstein, Founder, Priority Sports & Entertainment
Emmett Cleary, Former NFL Player
Jonathan Coyne, VP of Sales Operations, Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Ian Epstein, Founder, PropSwap
Joe Flanagan, Sports Agent, BTI Sports
Napoleon Harris, Illinois State Senator
Frank Ignatius, Founder, BetChicago
Jeff Kearney, Global Head of Sports Marketing, Gatorade
Nick Mangold, Former NFL Player
Ryan Mertz, DPT, Athletico Physical Therapy
Alan Nero, Managing Director-Baseball Division, Octagon
Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Director of Athletics, DePaul University
Darren Rovell, Sports Business Reporter, The Action Network
Allen Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Chicago
Nik Verma, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush


Dr. Allen Sills, Medical Director, NFL
Erika Nardini, CEO, Barstool Sports
Denise White CEO, EAG Sports Management and subject of an upcoming film
Dr. Brian Cole, Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
David Kaplan, Cubs Pregame and Postgame Host, NBC Sports Chicago
DeWayne Peevy, Athletic Director, DePaul University
Adam White, Founder and CEO, FOS, parent company of Front Office Sports
Cortney Hall, Host, Chicago Today, NBC5 Chicago