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“Inside the Business of the NFL” Virtual Panel

On March 25, Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk will participate in the “Inside the Business of the NFL” virtual panel brought to you by the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida, MLE Lawand SportsEpreneur. The panel will be moderated by Michael Elkins, founder of MLE Law and host of “Quarter Four” podcast.

Lombardi is a former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl-winning executive, after thirty years working for the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders, and the Cleveland Browns. He writes a column for The Athletic and hosts his own podcast, "The GM Shuffle.” Lombardi is also the author of Gridiron Genius where he provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win, and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side.

Vaynerchuk is the Co-CEO of VaynerSports and oversees the company’s entire operation. In 2009, prior to founding VaynerSports, he and his brother Gary started VaynerMedia, an advertising agency. While working on VaynerMedia, Vaynerchuk was an active angel investor, counting Uber and Venmo as successful startups in his portfolio. He is currently a proud board member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. Established in 1881, the Wharton School is the world's oldest collegiate school of business and today has more than 90,000 active alumni worldwide.

Throughout the virtual panel, Lombardi and Vaynerchuk will discuss how lessons from the National Football League apply to the modern business world, including building culture, decision making, hiring, contract negotiation, creative thought processes and more.

For those interested in attending the virtual panel, tickets can be purchased at

When: Thursday, March 25

Wharton Alumni Club Members Networking: 7:00–7:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion for all attendees: 7:30–9:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual. Attendees will be emailed a link once they purchase a ticket.

Cost: Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida Members: Free

Non-Members: $45

How: To sign up or purchase tickets, visit

About The University of Pennsylvania Wharton Alumni Club of South Florida

The Wharton Club of South Florida provides education and networking opportunities for the 2000 alumni that live or work in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. We are one of the largest and most active business school alumni networks in South Florida. Many of our events, including the “Inside the Business of the NFL” event, are open to non-Wharton affiliated guests as we seek to educate and network with leaders throughout our community.

About MLE Law

MLE Law is a full-service labor and employment law firm that uses modern technology to give businesses, individuals and municipalities a legal experience that is efficient, transparent and price-predictable. It is located at 633 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. For more information, visit or call (954) 401-2608.

About SportsEpreneur

SportsEpreneur is a media platform that exists to drive entrepreneurs to pursue “amazing” through content, execution, and community. It lives at the intersection of sports, life, and business. SportsEpreneur was founded on the idea that business and sports relate. The best way we can connect the two is by telling stories— sports stories that tie into being an entrepreneur and can show you new ways to improve your business. SportsEpreneur is the content platform of KazSource, Inc. KazSource is comprised of an insurance group, a content marketing agency ( and the content platform,

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of SportsEpreneur


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