Todd Fleming '00 Speaks to Sport Business Students
January 23, 2014
Mount Union alum Todd Fleming ’00 spoke to sport business students Wednesday morning as part of the Sport Business Advisory Board Speaker Series.
Fleming is a former sport business student and basketball player for the Raiders. He has shown great ambition and determination in his career by acquiring important positions with professional organizations such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Cowboys and the Charlotte Bobcats. In his current role as vice president of Global Sales for Legends, he has worked extensively with A.S. Roma, a professional Italian football (soccer) club based in Rome, as they build a new facility in Italy.
“As you prepare for the future, you have to do things that distinguish yourself from others,” Fleming told students.
Fleming’s success throughout his career has landed him with a great opportunity to become the vice president for Legends Global Sales. Legends delivers services to organizations worldwide including hospitality, planning, sales and attractions. Legends was recently named Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services by Sports Business Journal. The company is partnered with many successful organizations worldwide and was started by the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys, two of the most profitable companies in the world.
Fleming’s career is still blossoming into something much bigger, but that didn’t come at an easy price. He and his family have had to move around due to job relocations, but those have always had a positive outcome for their future.
“If an opportunity is brought to you then you need to be all ears because I almost passed up a great one,” said Fleming, discussing a position with the Dallas Cowboys.
Fleming knows the meaning of hard work because he travels the world searching and finding new opportunities for his company to grow. Fleming knows his company is profitable and successful and recently is partnering with competitors to increase business.
“I’ll leave you with this – figure out what you’re good at and then move forward to try and obtain that,” he said.