Lawrence Payne - Executive Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Broadcasting, Branding & Content

Recently began his 38th season with the organization, joined the franchise in 1976 after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law … under his direction, Spurs Sports & Entertainment has built one of the highest rated and most extensive broadcast and on-line lineups in professional sports …as executive producer for each and every project, he is involved in all aspects from contract rights negotiations to the “look” of the content … also leads the organization’s corporate partnership sales efforts, including radio and TV inventory, print, digital, signage, in-arena and out-of-arena promotions/licensing and game operations … he recently began to oversee the branding and marketing efforts of the Spurs, Silver Stars and Rampage… has won two national ACE Awards, the Silver Medal at the International Film & Television Festival of New York, several local Addy awards, and was selected as a charter member of the NBA Broadcast Advisory Board … is a member of the University of Texas Law School Non-Practicing Advisory Council, serves as a mentor to University of Texas Law School students … a member of Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Foundation and Finance Committee, Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship & Sales (S3) Advisory Board, and is on the All-American Football Game Advisory Board, former Board Director for Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce … Payne has been married to Mary, a fellow UT graduate for 34 years … they have two sons, Bryan, an attorney with Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP in San Francisco … and William, a graduate of UT Austin who lives and works as a writer in Los Angeles.