Donald Yee is managing principal and founder of Yee & Dubin Sports LLC, one of the country's leading boutique sports management firms. Over the course of a distinguished 25 year career, Yee has represented many of the country's most accomplished football players and coaches, as well as athletes from a wide range of Olympic and action sports. Yee's clients have included some of the NFL's greatest players, including New England Patriots Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, and one of the NFL's pre-eminent coaches, New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champion Head Coach Sean Payton.
Yee has also represented Olympic gold medalist athletes, professional golfers, endurance sport athletes and the most exciting and featured wheelchair athlete in the world, Aaron ''WHEELZ'' Fotheringham. The breadth and depth of Yee's experience makes him one of the sports industry's leading representatives.
Based in Los Angeles, Yee received his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer in sports law at the University of Southern California and the University of Virginia. Yee has appeared on numerous local and national media outlets and is a frequent public speaker. He is also a published author with opinion pieces appearing in some of the country's leading newspapers, including the Washington Post.
Jamie Hemann is an established 19-year veteran in the sports and media business industry known as an innovative corporate and operational strategist skilled in aligning and executing successful strategy with anticipated changes in the sports, entertainment, media and technology landscape. Hemann joins HUB and brings his entrepreneurial and operational experience as the CEO of the start-up professional development football league, Pacific Pro Football.
Hemann, former Vice President, Media Administration & Talent and distinguished 11-year executive of the National Football League is a sports visionary determined to change the future of football. During his time at the National Football League, he represented the League and its media platforms (NFL Network, NFL Digital, and NFL Mobile) as the lead negotiator for a wide range of sports media business transactions and acquisitions such as talent, original scripted/unscripted entertainment, studio and remote productions and development. Hemann was instrumental in strategizing and executing the creation and expansion of the business administration and operational infrastructure for NFL Network and NFL Digital Media. In addition, he provided critical legal, financial, business and administrative guidance for NFL Media while interacting with the National Football League office.
John Chung is the CEO and founder of Vita Asset Management, LLC. He has more than twenty years of institutional investment and advisory experience. Prior to forming Vita Asset Management, he served as a Director of Portfolio Risk Manager team at New York Life Investment Management where he monitored and evaluated projects across multiple industries including business services, consumer & retail, financial institution and technology. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst at the High Net Worth Group, where he managed international equities portfolios and vetted acquisition targets involving both public and privately held companies.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles. He holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 63 and 79 registrations.
Senior Vice-President of Football Operations
Prior to returning to the League Office, Tom spent the previous five and a half years as General Manager of the Philadelphia Soul (2010-2015). A three-time finalist for the AFL's Executive of the Year in 2012-13 and 2015, Goodhines was the architect of the Soul's one-year turnaround from 6-12 to 17-4 American Conference Championship season in 2012 and a 14-7 American Conference Championship in 2013. During his tenure with the Soul, the team was 62-37 (.626 winning percentage). He also oversaw a staff that earned ''Support Staff of the Year'', Medical Staff of the Year and Equipment Manager of the Year in 2013. This was the third time in his career (including twice with Utah) that Goodhines has been a part of these league honors.
Previously, Goodhines spent five seasons (2001-05) as the Director of Media Services for the Arena Football League Office in New York City and Chicago, but more recently, he spent two and a half years as the Director of Communications and Football Operations for the AFL's Utah Blaze in Salt Lake City (2005-07). While with the Blaze, Goodhines played a large role in the team winning the prestigious ''Commissioner's Award'' - given to the League's Organization of the Year in 2006. He also oversaw the football operations staff that won ''Support Staff of the Year'' in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, Goodhines was named PR Director of the Year by his peers in the AFL Public Relations Association.
His resume also includes experience working for the NFL Communications department during Super Bowl XLIV in New Orleans and with the NFL Players Association during Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. He also served on the AFL's Business Development, Rules and Competition, Labor Relations and AFL Hall of Fame committees. He was also selected to be a member of the AFL's Silver Anniversary Committee in 2012. Tom played a key role with the Philadelphia Soul's AFL China project in 2013, where he was utilized with league and union relations, football operations, player personnel and lead advisor in the overall operations for the first-ever exhibition game in Beijing.
Goodhines, a native of Chittenango, NY, has 10 years of radio broadcasting experience with WMCR Radio in Oneida, NY and nearly five years of combined experience as Sports Editor with the Oneida Daily Dispatch and Ithaca (NY) Journal. He received an Associate's Degree in Radio and Television from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY before attending Cazenovia (NY) College for Business Management.