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CHRIS GRANGER

Executive Vice President, Team Marketing & Business Operations
National Basketball Association

As Executive Vice President of the NBA’s industry-renowned Team Marketing & Business Operations (TMBO) function, Chris Granger is responsible for advising NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League teams on all aspects of business operations, including ticket sales, sponsorship development, suite sales, customer retention, digital sales, and marketing. He also oversees the NBA Canada business, as well as the league’s Relationship Marketing (RM) function.

Granger takes a lead role in developing leading-edge workshops and training sessions for the league’s teams, overseeing the creation and delivery of more than 20 workshops each year. Prior to running the Team Marketing & Business Operations function, Granger managed the league’s in-house consulting team. These consultants work directly with the teams in the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League to help drive revenue, share best practices, and develop talent at the franchise level. During Granger’s years in TMBO, teams across all three leagues have set numerous and consistent records for attendance, gate receipts, and sponsorship revenue.

Prior to joining the NBA in June 1999, Granger held leadership positions within the Walt Disney World Company, mainly on the resort side of the business, where he managed the front desk, concierge, guest service, and bell services staffs of various Disney properties, including Disney's flagship resort, the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

Granger received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from Yale. He also spent a year abroad at the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Yale School of Management Alumni Association and was recently recognized by the SportsBusiness Journal as a Forty Under 40 winner.

An Indiana native, Chris now lives in Bronxville, N.Y. with his wife Jennifer and daughters Zoe and Megan.

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