Sports Agent: Pushover to Pioneer

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Kelli Masters
KMM Sports

Pioneer. Speaker. Author.

Recognized as one of the most influential women in sports business, Kelli Masters often hears, “You have a DREAM JOB.” But she chooses to inspire others not with her successes, but with her vulnerability, sharing not only the victories but also the battles and failures along the way. Kelli is an attorney, an NFL sports agent and Founder and President of KMM Sports, a full-service sports management company with offices in New York, Los Angeles and her hometown of Oklahoma City.

Kelli has represented more professional athletes than any woman in the industry, having served as agent/contract advisor to players in every NFL draft since 2006 as well as numerous athletes in the MLB draft and the Olympics. In 2010, she made history as the first woman to represent a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. Her story of progress through pain was featured as part of Motrin’s national “Women in Progress” campaign in 2017.

Kelli is a former National and World Champion baton twirler, and was also Miss Oklahoma 1997, winning awards for talent and community service at the Miss America pageant that year. Currently, Kelli serves as an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University, teaching Sports Law. She is a sought-after writer and speaker on topics of sports and nonprofit as well as leadership, diversity and discovering purpose in life. Her first book, Dream Job, will launch in 2019.

Chair of the Day

Wes Milbourn is celebrating, this year, 52 years in broadcasting…a career broadcaster beginning at age 15 on-air at KMAN Radio in Manhattan, Kansas, while in high school and college.  Graduated with a Journalism and Mass Communications Degree from Kansas State University.  Remained behind the mic for 9 years before moving into sales.  Moved to Oklahoma City and WKY Radio in 1978 as an account executive and Manager of the Oklahoma State University Cowboy Sports Network.  Began in television in 1981 as an account executive at KWTV and moved to KFOR-TV in 1991 as Local Sales Manager.  Became General Sales Manager in 1998, Vice-President and General Sales Manager in 2000, Executive Vice-President and Station Manager in 2006, and President and General Manager in 2012.  Involved in the community with many organizations and on boards including the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (Past Chairman and current Treasurer), Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Advisors, United Way, Allied Arts, Putnam City School Board Foundation Past President, Committee of 100 board member, and as a Governor appointed Chairman of the State’s Legislative Compensation Board.  Married to wife Sandy of 44 years with three grown children and two grandsons.  Wes has been a member of “Club 29” since 2002, a Paul Harris Fellow +1, Paul Harris Society member, is currently serving on the Rotary Board of Directors, and has 15 years of perfect attendance.

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