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
0:00
Introduction of Kimberly Beaudin
1:22
Impact of social unrest and looting
2:05
Plan to reopen
2:55
Changes for visitors due to the pandemic
4:25
Transitioning to CEO job
5:25
Career path
10:10
Love of sports - football and wrestling
11:15
Being a woman in a male dominated sport
13:25
Hall's response to social issues
14:45
New exhibits
16:05
What is the visitor experience like?
19:15
The Hall as an event facility
21:45
Corporate partners
22:52
Prime Location
23:40
Favorite player growing up
25:15
Celebrity visits to the Hall
27:45
Website and social media
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