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Networking Organization for LGBTQ Professionals in Sports and Entertainment Launches
14 August, 2018

Networking Organization for LGBTQ Professionals in Sports and Entertainment Launches

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Networking Organization for LGBTQ Professionals in Sports and Entertainment Launches

HomeField Alliance aims to be a leading voice and resource as the first affinity group of its kind in the industry

August 14, 2018:

For More Information Contact:
Jake Lenz, jake.lenz@homefieldalliance.org; 419/450-7171

Jim Andrews, jimandrews2014@gmail.com; Tel: 773/255-9030

http://homefieldalliance.org

Chicago, Ill. — Looking to fill a gap in networking, knowledge and training for LGBTQ employees and their allies in the sports and entertainment field, a group of industry professionals has launched a new nonprofit organization—HomeField Alliance.

The organization seeks to create relationships and professional development opportunities across teams, leagues, organizations and other stakeholders through member networking events and public programs such as forums, discussion groups and lectures focused on career enhancement and education. Those interested in membership can apply through the organization’s website, www.homefieldalliance.org.

“Most sports and entertainment organizations are not big enough to create the type of employee affinity groups that large businesses and organizations offer,” said HomeField Alliance co-founder and president Jake Lenz. “We exist to serve as that resource, providing individuals and their employers with the tools to properly create inclusive environments focused on meeting the unique needs of LGBTQ employees while promoting allyship in the workplace.”

HomeField Alliance’s events, career and mentoring tools are designed to foster networking, training and development for professionals at all stages, from students interested in sports and entertainment, to thought leaders and seasoned executives.

Lenz, sponsorship marketing specialist at CIBC US, founded the organization with event marketing veteran and longtime IEG executive Jim Andrews, and David Slade, chief development and marketing officer for WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis and formerly with the USTA Foundation. HomeField Alliance is currently recruiting new board members.

A registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit, HomeField Alliance, Inc. NFP is headquartered in Chicago, with a focus on membership from across the United States and Canada.

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