Basketball business veteran joins the E-book Fairies Board

The E-book Fairies, a Lengthy Island-based 501(c)(3) group, introduced that Alton Byrd has joined its board of administrators, serving to to information the non-profit’s development and impression because it continues its mission of eradicating illiteracy.

Byrd is vice chairman of Progress Properties at BSE World, the place he oversees strategic and operational actions for each the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA G League workforce, the Lengthy Island Nets, and their NBA 2K League workforce, Nets Gaming Crew. Byrd led the launch of the Lengthy Island Nets’ inaugural season at Barclays Heart and the workforce’s transfer to Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.

Previous to becoming a member of BSE World in 2016, Byrd gathered greater than 25 years of sports activities and model advertising expertise as an expert basketball participant, coach, entrepreneur and enterprise government. He beforehand served as chief income officer for the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA the place he grew the workforce’s sponsorship, merchandise and ticket gross sales.

Byrd performed skilled basketball for Crystal Palace Basketball Membership in London, and at 25-years-old turned the primary particular person of coloration to change into common supervisor of the Murray Worldwide Metals Sports activities Group in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Underneath Byrd’s management, the LI Nets have labored with The E-book Fairies via a number of initiatives, together with organizing guide drives at Nets’ dwelling video games and partnering on a number of neighborhood occasions.

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