Sports Innovators names executive director

Lisa Freedman has been named executive director of San Diego Sports Innovators, executive chairman Bill Walton announced recently.

“Lisa brings nearly 20 years of management experience, and the guidance and foresight SDSI needs to continue to grow into the organization we all envision; one that is the frontrunner for sports innovation, entrepreneurship, business creation and collaboration,” Walton said.

Freedman has had a hand in numerous well-known events, including Super Bowls, Olympic Games, Rose Bowls and Major League Baseball All-Star Games. She also served as Director of Events for the San Diego International Sports Council from 2004-05.

SD Sport Innovators (SDSI), founded by CONNECT. is a non-profit, business accelerating, trade organization that connects and drives the growth of Southern California’s vibrant sports economy by offering innovative programs and services for start-ups, mature companies and service providers. Go to.