Advisory Board

Rich Lenkov | Founder/CEO

As a Capital Member of Downey & Lenkov LLC, Rich has been representing professional sports organizations and multiple entities in the entertainment industry for 25 years. Rich is also the co-founder of Triopolis, a production company with credits including ‘85: The Greatest Team in Football History (starring Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Mike Ditka) and John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster. Rich was also the lead producer for the very successful Las Vegas production Renegades, starring Jim McMahon, Terrell Owens and Jose Canseco and is involved in other productions including Rock of Ages and Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel In Concert.

Joe Alvare 
Claims Manager
University of Southern California



Scott Bermack
Partner, General Liability Co-chair
Weber Gallagher


Jason Bernstein
VP, Assistant General Counsel 
AEG Presents


Anshell Boggs
SVP, Chief Risk Management &
Insurance Officer
National Basketball Association


Brian Cafritz
Partner
KPM Law


Christian Deputy
Chief Sales Officer
The Buckner Company


David Dwortz
President/Chief Executive Officer
Helmsman Management

David Dwortz
President/Chief Executive Officer
Helmsman Management


Peter Hecht
Founder & EVP
Magna Legal Services


Zebrah Jahnke
VP of Business Development
EK Health Services Inc.


Simon Keshishian
Vice President, Risk Management
Red Bull


Laurie Kleinman
Vice President Legal & Risk Management
Comcast Spectacor

Laurie KleinmanVice President Legal & Risk Management
Comcast Spectacor


Carlos Kuri
General Counsel
SXSW


Faith Mason
Director, Global Claims Management
Comcast NBCUniversal Sky


Jessica Mechtly
Associate Director, Risk Management
US Olympic and Paralympic Committee
 


Shep Messing
Chairman
Major Arena Soccer League


Peggi Miller
Vice President, Risk Management
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment


Cristen Nixon
Risk Consultant
Fairly Group


John Petrone
Senior Managing Director
Petrone Risk


Sydney Posner
Chief Executive Officer
ClaimsXchange


Brian Rosenblatt
General Counsel, SERMA
Income Member,
Downey & Lenkov LLC


Shalom Suniula
Client Executive, Property & Casualty
USI Insurance Services


Barrie C. Wexler
Executive Vice President - Risk Management
Paramount Global

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