Mason Ashe, Academic Director
Mason Ashe, Founder & CEO of Ashe Sports & Entertainment Consulting, Inc., has 25 years of experience as a sports and entertainment attorney, talent manager, brand strategist, and teaches Sports Law as a member of the adjunct faculty at The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Howard University School of Law.
He has formerly worked as a summer associate, associate, and partner at national law firms, and was also a Vice President in Team Sports at the global sports marketing and management agency -- International Management Group (IMG).
Mr. Ashe has served as the lead contract negotiator, legal advisor, and brand strategist for professional athletes (in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, and international leagues), professional teams, senior executives of pro leagues and teams, coaches, financial advisors, entertainers, on-air personalities, celebrity chefs, news anchors, senior leadership at publicly traded and privately owned businesses, film producers, producers of TV and web-based reality shows, and a few pioneers of online social networking and other New Media platforms changing the way digital content is created, published, distributed, and consumed.
Mr. Ashe earned a BA degree in Psychology from Hamilton College, and a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He has been listed twice by Sports Illustrated magazine on its “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” list, received the 2015 Sports Lawyer of the Year Award from the National Bar Association, and recently selected for a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award in Business from the SUNY at Buffalo Law Alumni Association.