Forty Under 40 Podcast: Nina King

This edition of the Forty Under 40 Spotlight Podcast, featuring interviews with winners of SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Forty Under 40 Award, is brought to you by Turnkey Search.

Listen as Nina King, singles out her mom as the most inspirational presence in her life. As a single mother who emigrated from Palestine at the age of 22, she taught Nina everything about being a strong, independent woman.

Nina also credits Kevin and Jane White, both professionally and personally, for her growth and success. The opportunity to learn the business from Kevin White has been an exceptional opportunity. Nina’s foremost advice to anyone pursuing a career in sports is to be authentic and operate within your own skin. Interaction within this business is primarily fueled by good relations between teams, coaches, players, and staff. Finally, Nina cites the four characteristics of leadership that she strives to display on a daily basis: to be passionate, empathetic, flexible, and task-oriented. She strives to remain open to learning constantly and is keenly aware that keeping her eyes open in the world of college athletics is fundamental to staying relevant and continuing to succeed.

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