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Yakola, Class of ’98, Named 40 under 40 by SBJ

Yakola, Class of ’98, Named 40 under 40 by SBJ

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson graduate and Atlantic Coast Conference Associate Commissioner and Chief of External Affairs Amy Yakola has been named by SportsBusiness Journal as one of its Forty under 40 for 2016.   Each year the publication honors 40 sports executives for excellence and innovation in their careers, all before the age of 40.

All 40 executives will be featured in the April 4 issue of SportsBusiness Journal, where the stories of their career paths and successes will be shared. They also will be honored at the annual Forty Under 40 gala, April 14 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. That event comes at the conclusion of the annual CAA World Congress of Sports, April 13-14.

Yakola was selected from a field of more than 500 initial candidates.  The 1998 Clemson graduate began her career as a student working in the school’s sports information office. She has worked for the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1998 and was named to her current position as Chief of External Affairs in 2014.