BSE Promotes Three Key Executives

Keith Sheldon, Kari Cohen and Mandy Guttman move up

  • by VT Staff
  • Published: August 9, 2017

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE), the business enterprise that manages and controls Barclays Center, N.Y., the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Islanders’ business operations, NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y., and the Nets’ National Basketball Association G League team, the Long Island Nets, has promoted three key executives.

Keith_Sheldon_200x145.jpgKeith Sheldon.

Keith Sheldon has been promoted to executive VP of programming, where he will oversee the booking of concerts, sporting events, family shows and special events at Barclays Center and NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Sheldon is playing an integral role in the future of Webster Hall, N.Y.C., and Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn, N.Y., and Paramount Theatre, N.Y.C., which are both scheduled to undergo full renovations. He previously held the title of senior VP of programming.

Kari_Cohen_200x145.jpgKari Cohen.

Kari Cohen has been promoted to VP & deputy general counsel. She will be responsible for negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements for all BSE properties, including the areas of venue acquisition, sponsorship, programming, and hospitality, as well as overseeing BSE’s external affairs department. She was instrumental in the Brooklyn Nets’ successful relocation from New Jersey to Brooklyn and the opening of Barclays Center and she played a significant role in the procurement of the winning bid to renovate and operate the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and eventually the venue’s reopening in April. Cohen previously held the title of VP general counsel.

mandygutmann_200x145.jpgMandy Gutmann.

Mandy Gutmann has been promoted to VP, communications. Since joining the company in 2012, Gutmann has played an integral role in the launch of the Brooklyn Nets brand after the team’s move from New Jersey, the grand opening of Barclays Center in 2012, and most recently, the reopening of NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Gutmann previously held the title of senior director of communications.

 

  • by VT Staff
  • Published: August 9, 2017