Public Speaking and Marketing

Public Speaking and Marketing

Delivering the right combination of
entertainment and inspiration

With more than 25 years in the public eye and a long career as the builder of winning teams in the NBA and NFL, Bob Whitsitt is a compelling public presenter who can truly motivate an audience. Calling on real-world examples based on his experience in the sports industry that demonstrate the power of perseverance, hard work, and teamwork, Whitsitt can provide your group, company, or organization with a stirring speech that delivers the right combination of entertainment and inspiration.

Whitsitt has spoken before hundreds of groups, organizations, and companies, including Bank of America, the Toyota Dealers, Young Presidents Organization, the Points of Light Foundation for Corporate and Community Excellence in Washington D.C. and at commencement ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Bob taught a very popular course entitled “Inside the Front Office” at Seattle University. This class focused on real world case studies revolving around the economics of sport and was part of the two- year Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and Leadership. He also is a guest lecturer at the University of Washington Milgard School of Business Sports Enterprise Management Program and the “Baseball and the Law” class at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Bob Whitsitt also understands marketing. He was vice president of marketing for the NBA Kings franchise and served as president of Rose City Radio, Action Sports Media, the Action Sports Cable Network, Action Sports and Entertainment Mobile, and Blazers Airport Advertising. Bob masterminded and sold the first-ever facility naming rights sponsorship which was ARCO Arena in Sacramento. This landmark sponsorship paved the way for stadiums and arenas around the world to find commercial naming rights sponsors, opening up an important new revenue stream for franchises and facilities.