Marc Simon '94 has been named one of the 2011 honorees of the SGB 40 Under 40 Awards. The awards list is compiled by a panel of SportsOneSource analysts, editors and industry executives and recognizes individuals who are leaders in the sporting goods industry. Simon is one of 40 leaders selected from more than 450 nominations.
"These awards are a way to recognize the great work done by younger leaders in our industry," said James Hartford, president and CEO of The SportsOneSource Group. "The extraordinary and diverse talent nominated this year made it difficult to narrow the list to just 40 people. We drew very strong support from prior honorees and other industry leaders to select a prestigious group of individuals and it is our pleasure to honor the next generation of leaders."
Simon is the group sales director for the PGA Merchandise Show. He previously worked with George Little Management and served as the sports information director at Hamilton. Simon majored in geology and mathematics at Hamilton. He played men's golf and earned Academic All-America Honors. He also received the Jack Riffle Award as the top senior athlete. In 2008 he was elected to the Town of Kirkland Sports Hall of Fame.
The SGB 40 Under 40 Awards event will be held in Chicago on June 24-26.