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John D. Hinkson

Director of Business Development

John is an executive with 15 years of progressive management expertise in Marketing, Events, Operations and Business & Product Development. A Management Science Degree from Coppin State University and MBA from University of Baltimore& Towson University are just a small parts of John's skill set. As VP/Director of Business Development for Street Basketball Association, John gained a reputation as a decision-maker with proven ability to secure competitive advantage, drive productivity and enhance visibility for clients. As a “closer,” John secured numerous marketing deals to include the sale of a sports franchise and an apparel licensing deal for the Street Basketball Association. John is an innovative problem solver with first class conceptual & business development experience. He is a skilled negotiator with a track record of forging corporate-level strategic partnerships that drive long-term business growth. Mr. Hinkson developed and managed events programs with budgets in excess of $5 million dollars as well as managed a large field marketing and promotions program valued at $50 million dollars for RJ Reynolds. An event and entertainment expert, he produced hundreds of events from concerts to private events as well as led a team of more than 500 people. A creative visionary with uncommon work ethic, John has developed branding and marketing strategies for many clients in the entertainment industry. Having produced a series of video, print and web-based branding campaigns, John has led teams in delivering quality products and services to clients. With many published “works” to his credit, John Hinkson continues to think out the box when developing strategic concepts for projects. Managed $50 million experiential marketing and promotion programs for a Fortune 100 company Directed $8 million consumer interactive events and retail marketing programs successfully for 3 years Managed staff of more than 450 that included regional managers, local managers and staff in 30 different cities. Negotiated $75 thousand sale of minor league sports franchise as well as many operating agreements. Secured $120 thousand apparel licensing agreement with a $60 million apparel firm Managed $25 million book of business of clients' employee benefits accounts Project manager for more than $1 billion in settlements for national class action litigations Managed $5 million criminal law division operating budget for multiple legal offices located on military bases throughout Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland