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Chad Menefee selected for Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40

Raleigh, NC, USA – February 14, 2019: Chad Menefee, Ph.D., Senior Partner, co-founder of Luker on Trends and Executive Director of the national Luker on Trends Sports Poll, received recognition as one of the Nation's most promising young executives by the Sports Business Journal as he joined the 2019 class of Forty Under 40.

The Sports Business Journal announces an annual list of 40 executives recognized for excellence and innovation in their careers, all before the age of 40. The Class of 2019 will be featured in the March 25 issue of the Sports Business Journal and honored at the formal gala, April 4, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.

Menefee’s work as Executive Director of the Luker on Trends-Sports Poll has contributed critical intelligence to the sports industry and the impact of technology on all of free time. He has also led the Luker on Trends consulting efforts for industry leaders such as the NFL and ESPN.

A Hoffman Fellowship scholar, Menefee earned a Ph.D., MBA and M.S. from North Carolina State University. He received his undergraduate degree in Business from Wake Forest University. His previous work experience included sports marketing positions at the collegiate and professional levels.

About Luker on Trends

Luker on Trends provides intelligence on sports, technology, the economy, and free time use so that leagues, teams, and brands can better engage with their customers. The company's Managing Partner, Rich Luker, Ph.D., founded the ESPN Sports Poll in 1994 (now the Luker on Trends Sports Poll) and it is the first and longest-running national syndicated study on sports fans in America. Interviews are conducted by SSRS with a nationally representative monthly sample of 1,500 Americans age 12 and older. Interviews are offered in both English and Spanish, and data is collected 350 days per year. For the newest insights, please follow @LukerOnTrends on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit

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