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Richard W. Neumann

Vice President — Major Accounts

Mr. Neumann has over 25 years of experience in the sports administration and facility management field with a special expertise in company start up, team building, and new business development.  He joined B&D after 12 years with Los Angeles- and New York-based Mandalay Sports Entertainment and Mandalay Baseball Properties.  As B&D’s first vice president for major accounts, he focuses on business development activities for major implementation assignments, leveraging project executives and marketing staff by cultivating relationships around targeted opportunities.

At Mandalay, Mr. Neumann was responsible for the company’s expansion efforts as its representative in markets where professional baseball franchises were identified as candidates for acquisition or management contracts.  He was responsible for conducting extensive due diligence with the ownership groups of these targeted teams, as well as engaging the appropriate government officials and private sector executives in discussions leading to negotiating new ballpark development or renovation projects.

Mr. Neumann has successfully negotiated millions of dollars in major category, national, and regional corporate sponsorships; private suite and premium seating sales; and naming rights agreements.  In addition, he was a principal in the ownership group of two professional sports franchises and the 16,000-seat arena in which they played.  He also has consulted with major corporations and non-profit entities in the areas of sports, entertainment, and special event marketing and sponsorships sales.

 

Education 

M.A. Sports Administration/Facility Management (Ohio University)

B.A. History (Lafayette College)

CERTIFICATIONS / associationS 

Member, Board of Directors, Voice Health Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital

Member, Board of Education, Forest Hills Local School District

8,000 students, K-12 – Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998-2005, 2007-2011

Elder, Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church

Certified Superintendent of Schools – Ohio Department of Education, 2006

Certified Secondary School Principal & Assistant Superintendent of Schools – Ohio Department of Education, 2002

Certified Secondary School Principal – New Jersey Department of Education, 1982

In the News 

Baseball Study Recommends Downtown Macon Stadium for Minor League TeamThe company behind a Macon baseball feasibility study is recommending a downtown ballpark as a catalyst for economic development, with the ability to draw at least 250,000 people each year.

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Firm Tours Potential Stadium Locations for Professional Baseball in Macon...B&D Venues toured Luther Williams Field and the site of the former Bibb Mill as they begin a feasibility study this week.

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Feasibility Study Says Columbia Ready to Play Ball With Minor League TeamColumbia City Council was presented with the results of an independent feasibility study on the topic of building a stadium and bringing a minor league professional team to the city.

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Columbia Big Enough for 2 Teams, Study FindsMinor league baseball at a new stadium on the former site of the S.C. State Hospital on Bull Street wouldn’t adversely impact the two-time national champion University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team, experts who conducted a feasibility study for the city told council Tuesday.

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