By Jeff Rosen, Kansas City Star

The dates for this year’s APSE Commissioners Meetings are set for April 23-24 in New York City.

And if ever an event could sell itself, well, this might be it.

Where else will you find a sit-down with the most interesting man in the commissioner business, Roger Goodell of the NFL?

Or APSE’s first get-to-know-you session with Rob Manfred since he assumed his new role as commissioner of Major League Baseball?

If that’s not enough, NCAA president Mark Emmert is back on the agenda after a several-year absence, along with Adam Silver of the NBA, Gary Bettman of the NHL, Don Garber of MLS, Brian France of NASCAR and representatives from the USOC.

Just as important during our two days in New York City are the relationships and camaraderie fostered during, between and after the hour-and-a-half sessions. And the entertainment possibilities are endless, as anyone who’s attended in the past (or simply been to NYC) will attest.

If you’ve never joined us at the Commissioners Meetings, make this the year you attend. If you’ve attended previously, come again!

Here’s the complete itinerary. For more information, please contact me, Jeff Rosen, at, or 816-234-4706 or 816-812-4571.

APSE Commissioners Meetings

April 23-24, Thursday and Friday

New York City

Coordinator: Jeff Rosen, Kansas City Star


Cell: 816-812-4571

Thursday, April 23

9:30-11 a.m.: NCAA

Mark Emmert, President

AP offices, 450 W. 33rd, 14th Floor

 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Major League Baseball

Rob Manfred, Commissioner

245 Park Avenue, 29th floor (between 46th and 47th Streets)

1:30-3 p.m.: National Football League

Roger Goodell, Commissioner

345 Park Avenue (between 51st and 52nd)…6th floor

3:30-5 p.m.: NASCAR

Brian France, Chairman

Park Ave. Tower (65 E. 55th St., 36th floor)

Friday, April 24

9:30-11 a.m.: National Hockey League

Gary Bettman, Commissioner

1185 Avenue of the Americas, 15th floor (between 46th and 47th streets)

11:30-1 p.m.: Major League Soccer

Don Garber, Commissioner

420 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor (corner of 37th Street and Fifth Avenue)

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: National Basketball Association

Adam Silver, Commissioner

645 Fifth Avenue, 19th floor (enter on either 51st or 52nd Street between Fifth and Madison, about 100 feet east of Fifth)


3:30-5 p.m.: USOC

Scott Blackmun, Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Sandusky, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer

AP offices, 450 W. 33rd, 14th Floor

(Jeff Rosen is sports editor of the Kansas City Star.)