Save the Date – October Signature Speaker Event!
Speaker: Dawn Turner, Director of Marketing and Brand Management, Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: This event will be held in conjunction with OKC Ad Club on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
details coming soon!
About the Speaker:
Dawn Turner joined the Oklahoma City Thunder organization in 2014 as director, marketing & brand management, where she guides all Thunder marketing, advertising, retail and promotional initiatives, with an emphasis on enhancing programs that engage fans in all areas of the Thunder experience. Her role also includes oversight of the team’s graphic design department, licensing and positioning of the Thunder brand and identity.
Prior to joining the Thunder, Turner spent more than seven years handling entertainment and sports marketing for American Airlines. While at American her primary responsibilities included overseeing all entertainment properties including American Airlines Center in Dallas, American Airlines Arena in Miami, several sports teams across the major leagues and product integration for TV and major motion pictures.
Before her time at American, Turner served as director of corporate communications & community relations for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks where she was responsible for the business side of the club’s public relations efforts, including marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales, the team’s Web site, mavs.com, and the Mark Cuban Foundation’s Fallen Patriot Fund, as well as the team’s community relations programs and the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. She got her career start with the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA Tour) where she served as media director and handled media relations and events at tournament sites.
Born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Turner obtained her bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from The University of Akron in 1996 and her master’s degree in sport administration from Kent State University in 1998. Turner currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma, with her husband, Kevin, daughter, Siri, and son, Finn.