November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX


Rob Simmelkjaer

Rob Simmelkjaer became Chief Executive Officer of NYRR in December 2022. Rob is a runner and two-time New York City Marathon finisher, a native New Yorker, an experienced sports business executive, and a government official, with a record of leadership and performance across a range of sports and media organizations. During his nine-year tenure at ESPN, the world’s most successful sports media organization, Rob served in positions of increasing responsibility and impact as Vice President of International Development, Vice President and Assistant to the President, and Director of NBA Programming. In 2011, he was named Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures, where he led new business development and created and oversaw a number of NBC Sports properties.

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