{"page_title":"Alan Kidd","tab_id":"#tool-home","html":" \n \u003cdiv class=\"layoutContainer twoColumn3366 \"\u003e\n \n \u003cdiv class=\"column1 column pe33\"\u003e\n \u003cdiv id=\"pageEl_366882081\" class=\"pageEl\" \u003e\n \n \u003cdiv class=\"pageElement heroPhotoElement\"\u003e\n\n \u003cimg src=\"https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/photo/8822/9170/Al_Kidd.JPG\" alt=\"\" /\u003e\n \u003cbr/\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"cutline\"\u003eAlan Kidd, Independent Director\u003c/p\u003e\n \u003c/div\u003e\n\n \u003cspan class=\"clearAll\"\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\n\u003c/div\u003e\n\n\n \u003c/div\u003e\n \u003cdiv class=\"column2 column pe66\"\u003e\n \u003cdiv id=\"pageEl_366882082\" class=\"pageEl\" \u003e\n \n \u003cdiv class=\"pageElement textBlockElement clearfix\"\u003e\n \n\n\n \u003cdiv class=\"text clearfix\"\u003e\n \u003cp\u003eAlan (Al) Kidd became the President and CEO of the National Association of Sports Commission in 2017 following a career in advertising, marketing, private equity and education.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAl earned a bachelor\u0026rsquo;s degree in mathematics and physical education from Bowling Green State University.\u0026nbsp;Al began his business career in Chicago with Nationwide Advertising.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHe joined Knoth \u0026amp; Meads (K\u0026amp;M) Advertising, sold it to Saatchi \u0026amp; Saatchi (S\u0026amp;S) Advertising, reacquired, started Kidd, Schneider and Dersh and\u003cspan style=\"color:#1A1A1A\"\u003e finally sold to TMP Worldwide becoming an investor in and working on Monster.com. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eShortly thereafter, he started ARK Enterprises, a venture capital company and consulting practice.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAl worked in the non-profit sector from 2004 to 2012 where his team built a nationally recognized Sports Commission adding more than $150 million dollars of sports tourism revenue for the City of San Diego.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\n \u003c/div\u003e\n\u003c/div\u003e\n\n \u003cspan class=\"clearAll\"\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\n\u003c/div\u003e\n\n\n \u003c/div\u003e\n \u003cspan class=\"clearAll\"\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\n \u003c/div\u003e\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\u003cscript type=\"text/javascript\"\u003e\n var init_nss = function() {\n var $nss = $j('.newsSlideShow-container');\n // debug.info(\"Found \"+$nss.length+\" News Slideshow Elements\");\n $nss.each(function(){\n var $ss = $j(this);\n if ( ! $ss.data('activenewsslideshow') ) {\n $ss.data('activenewsslideshow',true);\n $ss.newsSlideShow();\n }\n });\n }\n // call on document ready for most browsers\n init_nss();\n // call again on window load for IE :(\n $j(window).load(init_nss);\n // check for new slideshow elements after valid.deactivate\n $j('body').bind('pageElement.render',init_nss);\n\u003c/script\u003e\n\n"}