Turner Creates New Sports Partnership Exec Role

Turner Sports has promoted Will Funk to executive VP, sales  and property partnerships,  a new post.

Funk, who had been senior VP of sponsorship integration and business development, will continue to report to Jon Diament, executive VP of Turner Sports ad sales.

In his new position Funk will develop and manage long-term marketing partnerships built around Turner Sports properties such as NBA basketball, NCAA March Madness and the new eSports League.

“Will has played a critical role in expanding our NCAA corporate marketing program, while also developing signature marketing partnerships around high profile NBA content,” Diament said.

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