The BOSS Podcast (The Business Of Southern Sports)

Kimberly Beaudin - CEO of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

June 16, 2020 Roger Manis
The BOSS Podcast (The Business Of Southern Sports)
Kimberly Beaudin - CEO of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
Chapters
00:00:00
Introduction of Kimberly Beaudin
00:01:22
Impact of social unrest and looting
00:02:05
Plan to reopen
00:02:55
Changes for visitors due to the pandemic
00:04:25
Transitioning to CEO job
00:05:25
Career path
00:10:10
Love of sports - football and wrestling
00:11:15
Being a woman in a male dominated sport
00:13:25
Hall's response to social issues
00:14:45
New exhibits
00:16:05
What is the visitor experience like?
00:19:15
The Hall as an event facility
00:21:45
Corporate partners
00:22:52
Prime Location
00:23:40
Favorite player growing up
00:25:15
Celebrity visits to the Hall
00:27:45
Website and social media
00:28:00
Herschel and the Heismans
The BOSS Podcast (The Business Of Southern Sports)
Kimberly Beaudin - CEO of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
Jun 16, 2020
Roger Manis

Kimberly Beaudin was recently named the CEO of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. It has been an unusual start to her tenure as the Hall was forced to close temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, the gift shop was looted as a part of the social unrest going on in America.

But the Hall will be back in business soon! It is schedule do to reopen July 1 with safety protocols in place. 

In a fun conversation, we cover a variety of topics. What career path brought her to this position? As a woman in a sport dominated by men, what does it mean to her to have earned such an important position? Of course, we'll talk college football and the fan experience for Hall of Fame visitors, but we'll also talk pro wrestling! She grew up on Gordon Solie and Dusty Rhodes! Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, Herschel Walker, Dan Marino, Snoop Dogg and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. might get mentioned as well. Please join us for a wide ranging chat!

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Kimberly Beaudin was recently named the CEO of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. It has been an unusual start to her tenure as the Hall was forced to close temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, the gift shop was looted as a part of the social unrest going on in America.

But the Hall will be back in business soon! It is schedule do to reopen July 1 with safety protocols in place. 

In a fun conversation, we cover a variety of topics. What career path brought her to this position? As a woman in a sport dominated by men, what does it mean to her to have earned such an important position? Of course, we'll talk college football and the fan experience for Hall of Fame visitors, but we'll also talk pro wrestling! She grew up on Gordon Solie and Dusty Rhodes! Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, Herschel Walker, Dan Marino, Snoop Dogg and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. might get mentioned as well. Please join us for a wide ranging chat!

Introduction of Kimberly Beaudin
Impact of social unrest and looting
Plan to reopen
Changes for visitors due to the pandemic
Transitioning to CEO job
Career path
Love of sports - football and wrestling
Being a woman in a male dominated sport
Hall's response to social issues
New exhibits
What is the visitor experience like?
The Hall as an event facility
Corporate partners
Prime Location
Favorite player growing up
Celebrity visits to the Hall
Website and social media
Herschel and the Heismans