Philadelphia, PA, May 10, 2011 – Casey Coffman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Madison Square Garden Sports (MSG), was elected to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America board of directors. Coffman joined the national board this month and will hold a three-year term.
In her role at Madison Square Garden Sports, Coffman is responsible for the daily operational needs for the business, including the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and New York Liberty. In addition, she manages business development activities and serves as liaison with other Madison Square Garden core divisions to drive the company’s overall strategic, operating and revenue goals.
Coffman is also a Big Sister to a young boy named David. The two were matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star in Dallas, Texas for nearly 7 years.
“As a Big Sister, Casey knows first-hand how Big Brothers Big Sisters’ quality mentoring results in proven measurable outcomes — educational success, risky behavior avoidance, higher aspirations, confidence and improved relationships,” said Karen J. Mathis, president and chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “Casey’s passion for helping children facing adversity and her strategic organizational leadership background make her a valuable new member of our team.”
Before joining MSG Sports, Coffman spent 10 years at Hicks Holdings LLC and Hicks Sports Group LLC, most recently serving as chief operating officer. Previously, Coffman spent nine years with Coca-Cola Company where she was senior division counsel to several operating units. She also clerked for Honorable John Cornyn on the Texas Supreme Court earlier in her career.
Coffman sits on the board of Women’s World Banking and in 2009 the Dallas Business Journal named her a “Woman to Watch.” She received her J.D. from the University of Texas.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of about 370 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 250,000 children. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate, or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.