Icon Speaker Shares Tales of Team Spirit

About the Event
The presenting speaker for the Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series program was Arthur Adler, pro sports marketing icon and local philanthropic leader, who is locally prominent for founding the Boca West Charitable Foundation.

Adler was a leading entrepreneur in the media and sports industries for four decades, serving as Co-President of the New York Yankees, and as Vice President of Marketing for both the Yankees and Islanders. He shared many stories and fun anecdotes of the success both teams celebrated during his tenure.

In the 1960s, he worked at Columbia Records, producing albums for legends such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin. From 1977 to 2003, he ran his own sports advertising company, Adler Communications, acquiring radio rights for major teams including the Mets and Yankees. He also created Sportsec Marketing and later bought Spencer Sports Marketing, overseeing in-stadium advertising at 15 sports facilities nationwide.

The Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series connects a diverse group of professionals and entrepreneurs to help build business and the community. Our next Icon speaker will be former Publisher of the Sun Sentinel, Howard Greenberg on April 5th.

B&P Division Chairs are Gregory Gefen and Tracy Kawa. This year’s Industry Icon Chairs are Lauren Cohen and Jeff Shavitz. Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors, including Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith. The Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series Title Sponsor is Hotwire Communications. The Icon Series Exclusive Magazine Sponsor is Boca Raton Observer; In-Kind Printing Sponsor is Commercial Printers.

For more information, contact Sonni Simon at 561.852.3128 or Sonnis@bocafed.org.