Formerly, an attorney at a leading law firm in Columbus, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, Luke was a corporate attorney assisting clients with emerging business issues and merger and acquisition transactions, and also served as the chair of the Sports and Entertainment practice area where he advised sports and entertainment clients on their complex business and personal needs. Luke’s intimate knowledge of the unique and complex lives of athletes and entertainers was due to his nine-year experience in the financial services industry, serving four of those years as a wealth manager for professional athletes prior to joining Kegler Brown.
Luke showcases his passion for the sports industry outside as an active member in the Sports Lawyers Association, the National Society of Black Sports Professionals, and as a frequent presenter to college athletes, including The Ohio State University football team, men’s hockey team, and the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
In addition to Total Image Empowerment (T.I.E.), Luke also serves on the board of Trustees for the South Side Learning and Development Center, and the National Youth Advocacy Program.
Luke was recently honored by Columbus Business First as member of the Forty Under 40 class of 2015 and was a recipient of the 2015 Color Me Excellent Award given by the United Way of Central Ohio.
Luke and his wife, Janelle, are proud parents of a 5-year-old son, Allen, and a 1-year-old daughter, Simone.
Eric has over three decades of experience in the areas of education, advertising, marketing and sports development in both North America and South Africa. He has worked with the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Board of Regents and Fortune 500 corporations such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Nationwide Insurance and South African based Telkom, S.A. In addition, he has advised professional athletes in the area of brand and image marketing representing MLB, NFL and the NBA.
Eric received his BA in marketing from Morehouse College and holds an MA in Sports Management from Ohio State. Listed in Who’s Who in U.S. Executives, he serves on various boards and committees. Eric and his wife Gayle, reside in Gahanna, Ohio, and daughter Raykale resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.