Frank SupovitzFor more than 30 years, Frank Supovitz has been at the helm of some of the world’s most prestigious, widely-viewed, and wellattended sports and entertainment events. As the Senior Vice President of Events for the National Football League between 2005 and 2014, he was a major contributor to the meteoric growth of the Super Bowl, the NFL Draft, and American football games in London. Prior to joining the NFL, Frank led the National Hockey League’s event team for 13 years, responsible for the NHL All-Star Weekend, Stanley Cup, and international competition in Europe and Japan. Together with the Edmonton Oilers, he developed the league’s first stadium-based outdoor game in 2003, the forerunner to the highly successful NHL Winter Classic.

Supovitz founded Fast Traffic in 2014, an award-winning event management, production, and consulting firm that has served a wide range of sports and entertainment clients, including the Indy 500, Major League Soccer, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Australia’s National Rugby League, the Canadian Football League, the Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, and the Houston and Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committees, among others. Fast Traffic was an integral member of the development and management team for the Rooftop at Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport in New York City, Pollstar Award winner for Best New Concert Venue of 2018.

What to Do When Things Go Wrong, Frank’s newest book, was published by McGraw-Hill in May 2019 and was released as an audiobook in November 2019. He previously authored The Sports Event Management & Marketing Playbook, the definitive text used by sports business professionals and university programs across the globe for more than a decade. Frank received an honorary doctorate in Sports, Event, and Entertainment Management from Johnson & Wales University in 2003, was honored as New York University’s Cal Ramsey Distinguished Lecturer in 2014, and is currently an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. He was a recurring cast member on TruTV’s 2010 series NFL Full Contact, was featured on Showtime’s behind-the-scenes 60 Minutes Sports episode on the Super Bowl Blackout in 2013, and appeared in a cameo role in Ivan Reitman’s 2014 film Draft Day.