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Andrew Brandt speaks on the Business of Sports at St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series

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From St. Norbert College, September 29, 2011
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

Andrew Brandt, ESPN's NFL business analyst and full-time lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School teaching negotiations and sports law, will present "The Business of Sports" as part of the CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series, at F.K. Bemis International Center on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 a.m.
This session is sponsored by US Bank; the CEO Series presenting sponsor is WPS Health Insurance/Arise Health Plan; and the title sponsors are Grant Thornton LLP, Insight Publications and Boldt.
Brandt is also a regular columnist for the website he helped create, The National Football Post ( His columns are a "must read" for NFL owners, executives and thousands of football fans everywhere. In addition, he writes columns for the Huffington Post, Forbes, and the Sports Business Journal, and is a sought-after speaker on business issues in sports.

After attending Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School, Brandt worked for ProServ, Inc., representing top athletes such as Michael Jordan and Boomer Esiason.

He then became general manager of the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL's World League. Following the World League, Brandt returned to player representation, representing NFL players including Matt Hasselbeck, Adam Vinatieri and Ricky Williams.

Brandt joined the Green Bay Packers in 1999. As vice president, he negotiated all player contracts, managed the NFL salary cap and handled football operations. He left the Packers in 2008 following their hosting of the NFC Championship game.

Before taking a full-time position at Wharton, Brandt consulted with the Philadelphia Eagles.

This is the 15th year that the college has presented the CEO Series, an educational resource for area business professionals. All the presenters in this year's 8-part series are prominent business and community leaders who will share their unique insights on issues facing American businesses today.
The registration fee is $60 for an individual session, or $450 for the entire series. For more information or to register, contact St. Norbert College at (920) 403-3166 or email

All sessions are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and take place at the Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton or F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College.

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