About Us

Black Sports Professionals

"The BSP community has been a huge help for me as I’ve moved to various cities in pursuit of different career opportunities in the sports industry. Being able to tap into a large network of professionals that are excelling in their respective careers, willing to open and share their resources, and basically just have access to a group of people that share similar backgrounds and experiences has made those transitions much easier and enjoyable."

Nate Thompson

Black Sports Professionals (BSP) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the advancement and impact of black professionals who work in sports. BSP is comprised of a network of chapters around the United States with members at every level of sports, including (but not limited to) the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, college athletics, agencies, sports commissions, media entities and beyond.

BSP seeks to be an industry thought-leader in sports career development and is one of the leading voices in the arena of advocacy for an evolved approach to recruitment, search, placement and onboarding of black professionals within the sports and entertainment industries.

Connect. Empower. Advance.

Our Purpose

To accelerate the advancement, retention, and positive impact of black professionals who work in or adjacent to sports and entertainment industries nationwide.

Our Vision

To be the leading advocate and talent pipeline of top-performing black sports and entertainment professionals in the world.

Our Mission

To serve as the leading member-led organization for the career development, advancement and empowerment of black sports professionals through meaningful connections and strategic partnerships.

Our Values

Connect. We are committed to serve as a connector and convenor providing a safe place for our members to develop meaningful relationships with peers, mentors and leaders across the industry.

Advance. With the strength of our BSP membership network, we are committed to help support teams, leagues, agencies, and brands attract, retain, and advance top talent to achieve diverse representation across all levels of employment.

Empower. We are committed to deliver thoughtful member engagement strategies and mentor resources for professional development and career training at all levels of experience from our students to our most senior-level executive members.

Advocate Equity & Inclusion. We are committed to be a leading voice for our members to address the experiences and barriers they may face within the sports and entertainment industry to ensure the approach to the playing field is equitable and accessible.

BSP National Office

Bruce Wimbish

Anomaly Sports Group
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Kevin Griffin

Vice President
The Adcom Group
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Nicole Britenriker

Vice President

National Basketball Association

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Shonna Brown

Pac-12 Conference

Kearsten Huddleston

Chapter Development

Carrier HVAC

CJ Simmons


Excel Sports Management

Jennifer Harris


Detroit Pistons

Laura Waters Brown


The Collective at Wasserman

Monique Bowman


Ohio State Athletics

Quinton Wash

Director of Digital Development

Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Latria Graham

Community Relations

Graham-Leak Branding

Adnan Gumel

Database Coordinator


Ashley Wise

Social Media Coordinator

National Football League

Mariesha Gibson

Social Media Coordinator

Ohio State Athletics