Flavil Hampsten ’01 Earns Top Sport Business Honors

April 17, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union graduate Flavil Hampsten ’01 recently earned double honors after being named to the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 and to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for 2015. 

According to sportbusinessdaily.com, the Sport Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 was created to identify and honor the most promising young executives in sport business under the age of 40. The Charlotte Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 recognizes young professionals from the Charlotte area for the strides they are making in their careers and the contributions they have made towards civic work.

Hampsten, who majored in marketing and management at Mount Union, began his position as senior vice president of the Charlotte Hornets in 2010. In the past year, Hampsten was part of the team that brought the Hornets back to Charlotte.

Previously, Hampsten held positions with the National Basketball Association as director of team marketing and business operations, the Phoenix Coyotes as vice president of ticket sales, Comcast Spectacor as premium seating account executive and Mandalay Sports Entertainment as corporate marketing manager.

Currently, Hampsten is on the University of Mount Union Sports Business Advisory board, Baylor University’s S3 board and the Make-A-Wish board.

Previous Mount Union alumni and Sport Business Journal Forty Under 40 recipients include 2013 recipient Brent Stehlik ’99 and 2014 recipient Ed Kiernan ’96.

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