A Swing for Hope
A career senior management executive with experience across a wide array of companies, Jessamy Tang specializes in the sales and marketing aspects of the sports media industry. After leaving United States Surgical Corp in 1992, Jessamy Tang earned her Masters in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Then Jessamy Tang joined ABC Radio Networks and worked in a variety of roles in New York City and Dallas, Texas. Recognizing her efforts, ABC awarded Jessamy Tang the Team ABC Award for her leadership skills. Jessamy Tang soon earned a promotion to the position of Director of the ESPN Enterprise Division in New York City. In this capacity, Jessamy Tang spearheaded ESPN’s first interactive television agreement and completed a wireless sports content distribution agreement for ESPN. Shortly thereafter, Jessamy Tang accepted a promotion to become the Special Assistant to the President of the ABC Radio Division in New York City. In this role, Jessamy Tang designed strategies for the transition of ESPN Radio from a syndicated program provider to a 24/7 station and network business. Thanks to her efforts as a Special Assistant to the President, Jessamy Tang soon garnered a promotion to the position of President and General Manager of the ABC Radio owned ESPN Radio 1250 in Pittsburgh. During her time at the helm of ESPN Radio 1250 from 1999 to 2002, Jessamy Tang increased revenue by over 500% and audience share by 45% en route to becoming a top rated ESPN Radio station in the country. Jessamy Tang’s station, ESPN Radio 1250, also earned four Achievement in Radio awards and one Sports Personality of the Year award. After leaving The Walt Disney Company, Jessamy Tang drew upon her sports media experience when she joined J Sports Boston LLC as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Jessamy Tang raised millions in private equity funding to cover operating costs for two radio stations and doubled operating income in 2008 after changing the sales management team. Jessamy Tang also obtained partnership agreements with a number of professional Boston sports teams and publications, which resulted in thousands in annual revenue.