Come celebrate with us! WISE Arizona is turning one year old this month, and we're marking the anniversary with a visit from WISE National Chair and President, Kathleen Francis, followed by an evening of networking and Suns basketball.
The evening begins at 5:15 at the Game 7 Grill, on the plaza of Chase Field, with appetizers and beverages, and an "official WISE Welcome" from Kathleen Francis. At 6:45, we make our way across the street to Talking Stick Resort Arena and cheer on the Phoenix Suns against the Trailblazers! The event includes a Suns game ticket and appetizers at Game 7 Grill.
FREE for WISE members. (Members must log-in to receive member pricing.)
Suns tickets are limited, so PLEASE RSVP early. (Only one Suns ticket per purchase.)
Special THANKS to our Founding Partners, without whom this year would not have been possible: The Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Arizona State University, and Arizona Coyotes.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our celebration on January 24th!
About Kathleen Francis
Ms. Kathleen T. Francis is a recognized sports marketing leader with over 25 years’ experience leading the development and implementation of high-impact marketing programs. Over her career, Ms. Francis has created and executed unique, multi-faceted sports marketing strategies that work at the grassroots level, for not-for-profit as well as major corporations including Major League Baseball, Meadowlands Sports Complex and the United States Tennis Association. Most recently, she launched Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC, a marketing and grassroots development agency. The first property, a national family tennis championship , launched in 2013; she also consults for not-for-profit organizations like the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education program and others. She is Chair and President of WISE (a national membership organization for women in the business of sports) where she has overseen growth in membership and partnerships, chapter expansion and the launch of new educational programming such as the Executive Leadership Institute with Tuck Executive Education @ Dartmouth and WISE/R Symposium.
Sports Business Journal recognized Ms. Francis as one of its “Top 40 under 40 Sports Executives” and recognized her as one of its “Top 25 Women Sports Executive” for two consecutive years. Ebony honored her with its Outstanding Women Award and the Boys & Girls Club of America awarded her the Champion for Youth Award.She is a past WISE Woman of the Year honoree.
Ms. Francis earned her MBA from Rutgers University and her BA from Xavier University of Louisiana.