Emeka Ofodile

Emeka Ofodile is vice president of sports marketing at ESPN. In this role, he oversees global brand strategies for ESPN’s entire portfolio of sports properties, including NFL, NBA, College Football, UFC, MLB, NHL, Formula One, Golf, Soccer, College Sports and Networks, Boxing, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. A pioneer working at the intersection of sports, music, and culture, Ofodile has extended the ESPN brand to new audiences, generated significant media value, and deepened ESPN’s roots in the music space. He’s been recognized with multiple industry awards, including OnCon Top 100 Marketers (2022), AdWeek 50 (2021), Top 100 Diverse Leaders in Sports (2020), and CMO Club Rising Star (2019). Ofodile has made significant contributions to ESPN’s efforts around social and racial justice, building partnerships across sports, media, academia, and more. He's guided efforts to champion Black businesses and identify other opportunities such as creating the Social Justice Sports Workshop.