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Brian Kennedy

Negotiator & Attorney

Brian Kennedy brings a wealth of business and negotiation experience to every client engagement and negotiation. Brian's negotiation experience includes negotiating hundreds of contracts with the biggest names in the entertainment and sports industry. As President & CEO of the El Paso Sports Commission, he is responsible for generating sports tourism in El Paso, Texas, negotiating stadium purchases, and supervising multimillion dollar infrastructure projects. Brian's expertise and passion for negotiation led him to become the National Champion of the American Bar Association (ABA) Negotiation Moot Court Competition. In addition, Brian went on to become the Negotiation World Champion in the International Negotiation Competition (INC) held in Oslo, Norway.

Brian is a licensed attorney and practices law in Texas.

Experience

  • Partner, Kennedy & Zitek
  • President & CEO, El Paso Sports Commission
  • Political Consultant, Stealth Political
  • Partner, Ballyhoo Studios
    • Directed internationally awarded video, "Viva El Paso"
  • Owner, Kennedy & Associates
  • Boxing Promoter for Nationally televised events
  • Producer/Co-producer for 18 music and Broadway touring events

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul MN
  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Certified Sports Event Executive, University of Kentucky

Professional

  • Directors Guild of America
  • International Association of Venue Managers
  • International Festivals and Events Association
  • National Association of Sports Commissions
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • American Federations of Television and Radio Actors

Community Involvement

  • Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Founding Chairman
  • Rotary Club of West El Paso
  • University of Texas at El Paso, Chairman, Athletic Department Marketing Advisory Committee
  • Media Against Drugs, Founding Chairman
  • Boys Club and Girls Club of El Paso
  • Texas Tech, Media Department Advisory Committee
  • El Paso Historical Commission
  • Child Crisis Center

Entertainment Contracts Negotiated include (Partial List):

  • Enrique Iglasias
  • Chris Brown
  • Lil Wayne
  • Marc Anthony
  • Pitbull
  • Ricky Martin
  • Flo Rida and Daya
  • Espinoza Paz
  • Prophets of Rage
  • Slayer
  • Shinedown
  • Slipknot
  • Korn
  • Anthrax
  • Prince Royce

Event Contracts Negotiated include (Partial List):

  • Monster X Tour
  • Newsboys
  • Jurassic Tour
  • IBF Intercontinental Featherweight Boxing Championship
  • WWE Smackdown
  • Thunder Slam Monster Truck Spectacular
  • Noche de Campeones Boxing
  • International Star Rodeo
  • Convoy of Hope Charity Event

Contact Brian at: brian@kennedyzitek.com or call our office at: 972.895.3342