Board of Directors

SFC’s Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from sports, politics, journalism, consumer advocacy, technology, business, and law. We would like to add two more fans to our lineup, including at least one college or grad student. Members of SFC who are interested in joining the Board should e-mail us at along with a brief description of yourself and why you’d like to become a Board member.

Our Board

David Goodfriend
Dave served President Clinton as Deputy Staff Secretary. He also was a lawyer at the FCC and served on congressional committee staffs in the U.S. House and Senate. Dave was Vice President of Law and Public Policy at DISH Network before starting his own public policy practice in Washington, D.C. Favorite Teams: Green Bay Packers, UW Badgers.

Brad Blakeman
Brad served President George W. Bush as Deputy Assistant to the President for Appointments and Scheduling. He also founded and was the CEO of “Freedom’s Watch,” a conservative action group. Brad is a frequent contributor to Fox, MSNBC, BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera.

Dave Zirin
Dave is a sports writer and commentator. He is a frequent contributor to Sports Illustrated Online, ESPN, Huffington Post, MSNBC, and NPR. Dave hosts his own show, “The Edge of Sports,” on Sirius-XM and is the Sports Editor of The Nation magazine. He also is the author of the acclaimed book, A People’s History of Sports in the United States. Favorite Teams: Mets, Wizards, and the Washington football team.

Mark Walsh
Mark was the CEO of VerticalNet, a publicly traded business-to-business online company, and a senior executive at GE, AOL, and HBO. Mark is a frequent contributor to CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox. He also co-hosts, along with SFC Board Member David Goodfriend, the political talk show, “Left Jab” on Sirius-XM.

Burton Emmer
Burt was the Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s South Florida office and later served as Chief Financial Officer for CHS Electronics, Inc., a NYSE listed Fortune 500 company. He also was Chairman of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Favorite Teams: Miami Dolphins, Washington Nationals and any teams his grandsons play on.

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