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The Athlete's Team
Join an important conversation as a lawyer, former NFL player, financial planner, and social media manager discuss their unique perspectives that athletes will need to consider.

Sep 30, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michelle Gervais
Partner @Blank Rome LLP
Michelle advises high-profile athletes, celebrities, and executives, as well as businesses in the sports, entertainment, and finance industries in complex disputes that involve the intersection of business and family law matters. Known as a “fixer” across several legal disciplines, Michelle handles highly delicate matters protecting her clients from serious financial and reputational harm. For select professional athletes and executives, Michelle helps them handle a variety of family law matters including dissolutions of marriage, domestic violence, paternity, custody, support, and pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. She also assists her clients and their businesses with other risk management issues affecting their brand, their company, and their professional legacy.
Whitney Holtzman
CEO @Social Victories
Whitney Holtzman is a passionate go-getter and the Founder and CEO of Social Victories, a social media, marketing and brand-building consulting company for the leaders in the sports world. She currently has clients across pro sports, including many NFL players and professional sports leagues. 100% of her NFL clients have second jobs off the field, thanks in large part to Whitney's work. She is also the author of You Are the First You, which is an Amazon best-seller and focuses on marketing and branding strategies. Whitney is a certified NFL marketing agent and has attended the Super Bowl with a number of her athletes. Prior to launching her own company, Whitney worked for ESPN, MLB, marketing entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, and Steve Ross (owner of the Miami Dolphins), and his racial equality non-profit, RISE. As part of her marketing capabilities, she helps her clients with social media, website development, podcasts, graphic design and traditional marketing materials.
Jedidiah Collins
CEO & Founder @Money Vehicle
Jedidiah Collins CFP® is a former NFL player, Amazon best-selling author, and adjunct professor at Washington State University who after being cut 12 times became the #1 Fullback in the NFL. He took many principles and behaviors away from the game of football but was also faced with the reality of how unprepared he was for the financial opportunity of professional sports. This dilemma drove him to study for his Certification in Financial Planning® while he was still playing in the NFL. Transitioning away from football, Jed knew he would pursue real life experience with his CFP® and went to work in Wealth Management. Although a great career, Jed quickly discovered helping the wealthy was not his passion. His passion was delivering financial wellness workshops for those at the beginning of their financial journey, not the end. This led to creating Money Vehicle Mission: empower Students in how to U.S.E. money (Understand, Strategize, Efficient) & BEGIN a Plan.
Katie MacDonald
Financial Advisor & Owner @MacDonald Wealth Management
Katie received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater State University and received her certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University. She started her financial career in 2000. She has held many different positions in financial firms and is able to use her background to provide a well-rounded experience for her clients. Katie offers a personal approach with her clients and prides herself on her work ethic along with strict moral standards. Katie holds many designations making her knowledgeable and educated in the financial field. She is a Certified Financial Planner Professional (CFP) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. Due to the financial struggles witnessed during the rise of COVID-19, Katie began her own financial literacy platform called Financially Fit with Katie. The platform is dedicated to providing financial knowledge and confidence to those in need. It is Katie's mission to instill financial empowerment in all.