The 2021 Chicago Sports Summit was presented in its first-ever live, virtual format. Thanks to sponsors and donors, the event continued its legacy of support to Chicago-based not-for-profit organizations and orthopedic research through the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation.


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Chicago Sports Summit 2022
Monday, October 3, 7pm
The Geraghty, Chicago
Live, virtual with a studio audience

For information on becoming a sponsor or joining the live audience, 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


Allen Sills

Dr. Allen Sills

Medical Director, NFL

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Erika Nardini - Barstool Sports

Erika Nardini

CEO, Barstool Sports

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Denise White

Denise White

CEO, EAG Sports Management and subject of an upcoming film

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Dr. Brian Cole - Chicago Sports Summit

Dr. Brian Cole

Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

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David Kaplan - Cubs Pregame and Postgame Host, NBC Sports Chicago

David Kaplan

Cubs Pregame and Postgame Host, NBC Sports Chicago

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DeWayne Peevy, Athletic Director, DePaul University

DeWayne Peevy

Athletic Director, DePaul University

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Adam White, Founder and CEO, Front Office Sports

Adam White

Founder and CEO, FOS, parent company of Front Office Sports.

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Cortney Hall, Host, Chicago Today, NBC5 Chicago

Cortney Hall

Host, Chicago Today, NBC5 Chicago

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Hosted By:

Midwest Orthopaedics At Rush

Presenting Sponsors

AlloSource Logo
Leopardo Logo


Medical Risk Services
SurgCenter development
GT Genesis Technologies
SCA logo
Athena Health Logo


Optimum Nutrition
Chicago Bulls
BKD LLP logo
Horton Group Logo
Fire logo
Wintrust Bank
MKS Attorneys At Law, LLC
Cannon Design
Rush logo


Gold Coast Logo
Chicago White Sox
Integrated Ortho LLC.
Rössur logo


Stratus Superior Solutions
Van Bruggen Signs
Viso Graphic logo
ISME - logo

Highlights from the 2019 Chicago Sports Summit

2019 Event Photos

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