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Sandy Montag ’85 to be honored with Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media
Sandy Montag ’85, chief executive officer of The Montag Group, will receive the seventh annual Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media at an on-campus ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The award is given by the Newhouse School.
Ian Eagle ’90, play-by-play announcer with CBS Sports, YES Network and Westwood One Radio, will present the award. Eagle was last year’s recipient.
The event, hosted by the Newhouse Sports Media Center, is open to the campus community. A reception will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the program at 4:45 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #TheMartyAward.
Montag founded The Montag Group—a sports and entertainment agency offering premier talent representation, strategic consulting, media communications and content creation—in 2014. As head of the company, Montag represents a wide variety of clients in fields including broadcasting, coaching, culinary and team sports. Among his clients are Marv Albert ’63, Jay Bilas, James Brown, Mary Carillo, Bob Costas ’74, Tom Coughlin ’68, G’69, Julie Foudy, John Madden, Sean McDonough ’84, Beth Mowins G’90, Jeremy Schaap, Mike Tirico ’88, Ming Tsai and Scott Van Pelt.
Montag spent 30 years at IMG, joining the company in 1985 as an assistant to John Madden. He went on to run IMG’s client operations for 10 years. Montag also developed and launched Ari Fleischer Communications with Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to president George W. Bush, after Fleischer left the White House in 2003.
Montag has been an executive producer on three documentaries: Amazon Prime’s “All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines,” Showtime’s “Perfect in ’76” and ESPN’s “The Class That Saved Coach K,” which aired in August with the launch of the ACC Network.
Montag is active in several charities, serving on the advisory boards for Madden Charities, Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund Foundation, Team LeGrand, the Alan T Brown Foundation and March of Dimes. He also sits on the sports management advisory boards at Syracuse University, the University of Michigan and New York University, as well as the advisory board for Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Glickman Award is named for sportscasting pioneer Marty Glickman, a 1939 alumnus of Syracuse University.
Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be available at the event. For more information, or if you require additional accommodations, contact Mylinda Smith at 315.443.9252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.