2023 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit

Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit

Network face-to-face with retailers, team dealers and brands from the sporting goods industry. Hear speakers who will motivate and share insights for success and honor Hall of Fame inductees. 

Interested in learning more about our event? Submit a Conference Inquiry Form and we will get back to you.


Meet The Speakers

Missy Franklin is a legend in swimming circles as a five-time Olympic gold medalist and multiple world record-holder. She became one of the most decorated athletes of the 2012 Olympic Games in London when she won four gold medals and one bronze. Her performance in the 200-meter backstroke broke the world record and was the first time an American won the event in 40 years. She won six gold medals at the 2013 FINA World Championships and in 2015 became the first woman to earn 11 career World Championship titles. She also earned a relay gold medal in the 2016 Olympics and was the 2015 Collegiate Woman of the Year at the University of California. In her book, Relentless Spirit, and speaking engagements she advocates for mental health awareness, female empowerment and overcoming failure.

With his unique gift to connect with the listener’s head and heart, leadership expert and former NFL quarterback Tom Flick is one of the most sought-after leadership speakers today. With passion, authority and authenticity, Tom is a deft storyteller who delivers keynotes aimed at the heart — where real change occurs. For the past 25 years, Tom has worked with some of the world’s most innovative and dynamic organizations such as NASA, Starbucks, Mercedes Benz, Amazon, American Express, Google and the Pentagon. He draws on his extensive work in corporate America and his association with Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard School of Business, Dr. John Kotter, to inspire actionable solutions that develop leaders, ignite teams, lead change and elevate organizational and personal performance.

Marcus Whitney is a Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors (JHI), the most active early-stage healthcare venture capital firm in America. Of JHI’s funds, Marcus leads Jumpstart Nova, the first healthcare venture fund in America investing exclusively in Black founded and led startups. Marcus is co-founder and minority owner of Major League Soccer’s Nashville Soccer Club. He wrote the Amazon No. 1 bestseller “Create and Orchestrate,” about claiming creative power through entrepreneurship. His work has been featured by Entrepreneur, CNBC, NPR and The Atlantic. Marcus is an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow and a member of numerous boards including the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. He competes in Jiu Jitsu, is an IBJJF World Master Champion, and trains on a competition team. He is married with two adult sons.

Dan Mann is President of The Mann Group, which he founded in 2003. After writing dozens of training manuals for his clients (Thule, Camelbak, Untuckit, Sun and Ski Sports, Fleet Feet Sports, Canyon Bicycles, Shimano, Brooks Running, Altra Running, CCA Global Partners) he finally decided in 2017 to write his first book: “ORBiT-The Art and Science of Influence,” widely used as a resource for professional managers and trainers everywhere. His new book, “Leading Change: How to achieve superior results through Gentle Pressure Relentlessly Applied” was written because of his lifelong career in leading teams. These days, his passions are camping, Bourbon collecting, music, smoked meats, bicycling, cooking, fountain pens and talking about all these things to anyone who will listen.

Karl Salz joined Sun & Ski Sports in 2005. He spent 12 years at Galyan’s Trading Company as a Territory Director of Stores and Company Officer and youngest Vice President in company history. Karl was vital in taking the company from a 3-store chain in Indianapolis, through a private sale to The Limited, Inc., and subsequent sale to a private equity firm before helping take it public. Just prior to Galyan’s sale to Dick’s Sporting Goods, Karl was recruited by the Sports Authority as a Regional Director of Sales and Operations. He held that position until joining Retail Concepts Inc., Sun & Ski Sports. Karl holds degrees from Liberty University and Butler University. His passion for the Sun & Ski Sports brand begins with his love for outdoor adventures with his wife and three children to watching them play sports. He can’t wait to watch his son play football and run track for Louisville.

After 20 years of working in the HR Outsourcing Industry, Mindy Flanigan grew impatient and concerned about the stigma small businesses had that Human Resources was too complex. Mindy was inspired to change that and saw an opportunity to un-complicate the complicated. In 2007, she founded Inspiring HR to specialize in employee management basics for small business and developed a service model to keep her and her team accountable: HR-SURE. Human Resource service that is Simple, Understandable, Relevant and Empowering. Mindy is passionate about helping Inspiring HR clients with labor law compliance and best practice decision-making and often describes HR as more of an art than a science. Mindy’s passion for small business HR has transformed her into someone who loves to lead, coach and train.

What Members Are Saying

Matt Kaplan

President, OrderMyGear

Dallas, TX

I love speed networking. It's a fantastic way for us to tell our story, from a technology perspective, in a short period to the masses.

John Scipio

CEO, SV Sports

Pottstown, PA

(The conference) provides an opportunity to do a lot of networking and really gain insights into things that are happening in the industry.

Mike Blythe

Owner, Blythe's Sporting Goods

Valparaiso, IN

As an owner of a business, I'm coming back with connections. Connections might be with another dealer who has the same issues and problems or maybe the same solutions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit is a networking and educational event designed to support and benefit sporting goods retailers, team dealers and suppliers/brands.

Absolutely! The NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit provides educational opportunities that can benefit the whole team. Additionally, the conference schedule affords several built-in opportunities to network with industry peers.

Speed networking is a great opportunity for suppliers/brands to showcase their products and have discussions with retailers and team dealers in short, structured meetings. Don’t forget to bring your product samples and business cards!

Yes! If you become an NSGA supporter you will receive complimentary registration(s), enhanced brand exposure, print and digital advertising throughout the year and more! Reach out to Hayley Fansler, Business Development Manager, at for more information.

Registration for the 2023 NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, taking place May 21-23, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee, is now open.

Contact Hayley Fansler, Business Development Manager, at or by phone at (847) 296-6742 (NSGA).

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