Tony Ponturo is a respected voice in sports media and marketing. Ponturo is CEO Ponturo Management Group, LLC, consulting in marketing for business and new sports ventures. He is a regular guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Fox Business, Bloomberg News, CNBC, and other media outlets discussing the sports business of the day. Ponturo is working with Turnkey Sports and Entertainment as an Executive Coach and EVP Marketing Strategy.
Additionally Ponturo is a Managing Partner in the Kirmser Ponturo Group, LLC, a company that produces and promotes projects at the crossroads of sports and entertainment. Kirmser Ponturo Group brought three major sports leagues, the NFL,NBA, and MLB and their trademarks to Broadway for the first time in history. These productions included LOMBARDI, MAGIC BIRD AND BRONX BOMBERS. Ponturo serves as the Executive Producer with Legendary Films on the film on Vince Lombardi’s life.
Ponturo is a two-time TONY AWARD winner with MEMPHIS AND WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF.
Tony Ponturo spent 26 years at Anheuser-Busch serving as Vice-President of Global Media, Sports and Entertainment Marketing for 17 of those years. Also, he served on the Anheuser-Busch Strategy Committee representing the top 15 executives of the company. He was annually ranked in the top 20 most powerful people in sports and ranked #14 among Businessweek’s list of most prominent executives.
Ponturo is Chairmen of the Global Media in Sports Conference for the NYU Tisch Sports Institute for Sports Media and Business Sports Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business. He is also an NYU Adjunct Professor teaching Leadership Ponturo was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2010 . And Sports Business Journals Hall of Fame – Champions – 2009