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    March 02, 2018

    CEO of Kraft Analytics Group to speak about experience as a female CEO in the world of sports

    Jessica Gelman, CEO of Kraft Analytics Group(KAGR), will be the keynote speaker at the TechWomen|TechGirls third annual awards luncheon on April 4. She will speak about her experience as a female CEO in the world of sports helping organizations become more data-driven and use analytic insights to grow the bottom line including for the New England Patriots.

    TechWomen|TechGirls is a program of the New Hampshire High Tech Council (Council), and the annual awards luncheon serves as an opportunity to honor three women who work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as the Tech Student of the Year, Tech Teacher of the Year and Tech Professional of the Year.

    “We are thrilled to have Jessica share her story and insights with us,” said Shannon Herrmann, annual luncheon committee chair and senior recruiting manager with Alexander Technology Group. “With her experience in strategy, analytics and marketing, Jessica is a respected leader, and has been honored as one of the women leading and innovating in sports business. Her role leading a tech company that works with some of the most well-known sports teams, should provide inspiration for those who want personal and professional success and passion to go hand-in-hand.”

    KAGR is a technology and services company focused on data management, advanced analytics and strategic consulting. Gelman has been with the Kraft family since 2002 and prior to KAGR oversaw many areas for Kraft Sports & Entertainment. Gelman was named to the 2014 Sports Business Journal “Forty under 40” list and the 2012 Sports Business Journal “Game Changers” list. She played professional basketball in Europe and has been inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and was recently named an Ivy League Basketball Legend. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College. Gelman co-founded and co-chairs the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference.

    The annual luncheon will take place at the Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way in Bedford, NH, on Wednesday, April 4 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Tickets are $45 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available here. Thank you to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterConnectionNortheast Delta DentalMeasured ProgressCross Insurance, and Cisco for sponsoring the third annual awards luncheon. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

    Kathleen Procek, Communications Coordinator
    kathleen@cooksonstrategies.com, (603) 935-8951