Vice President, Sponsorship Sales for Penn Sports Properties
Nino Vanin is vice president of sponsorship sales for Penn Sports Properties, the official multimedia rights holder for Penn Athletics and The Penn Relays.
An accomplished executive with nearly twenty years of industry experience, including more than a decade in the Philadelphia market, Vanin comes from Spectra where he was vice president of business development and led new business efforts in the collegiate athletics space for Spectra’s Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality divisions.
Prior to Spectra, he held executive positions at Drexel University Athletics and Saint Joseph’s University Athletics. At Drexel, Vanin served as the director of corporate partnerships for rights holder Front Row Marketing Services, and increased sponsorship by nearly 700% while adding more than 70 sponsors. During his final two years, he also served as the regional director for Front Row, overseeing a staff that led sales for Fordham Athletics, Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and Convention Center, CURE Insurance Arena and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
During his time at Saint Joseph’s, Vanin served as director of sales and marketing and implemented the first-ever seat donation/priority points program for men’s basketball. Vanin was also an adjunct professor at SJU’s Haub School of Business where he taught sports marketing.
Vanin is a native of Amherst, Mass., and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he was a member of the Blue Jays basketball team. He also holds a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts.