Our People

The people who make up our team at Knight Eady serve as the company’s greatest assets. Each individual brings a different strength, personality and energy to the team, which creates a dynamic work environment. Although we work extremely hard for our partners, we also make plenty of room for having fun together because we are firm believers in work life integration. From lake and beach trips to attending sporting events and playing on a Kickball team (and winning the championship), we genuinely consider one another friends.

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Mark Whitworth

Chief Operating Officer

Knight Eady is very proud to welcome Mark Whitworth to the team as our Chief Operating Officer. Mark comes to us from the Southeastern Conference where he served for 28 years and brings with him experience in administration, marketing, communications, media rights, sponsorships, licensing and event management. Most recently, Mark was Associate Commissioner for Men’s Basketball which included overseeing the SEC Tournament, coordinating scheduling for all member institutions and working with media partners. He was also a member of the transition team responsible for incorporating Texas A&M and Missouri as new members of the conference. His other positions at the SEC included the Associate Commissioner for External Fairs as the primary contact for ESPN and Chairman of the SEC’s 75th Anniversary Committee. He began his career as a member of the sports information staff at the University of Tennessee, where he earned a master’s degree in Sports Administration. Mark received his bachelor’s degree at Asbury University where he currently serves on the school's Board of Trustees. He was a 2014 recipient of the “A Award” given annually to alumni who have achieved distinction professionally and demonstrated loyalty to Asbury. Mark also holds positions on the Brock School of Business Advisory Board for Samford University and the Advisory Board for the Daniel Sports & Entertainment Summit. However, Mark is most proud to be a husband to Tyanne, a local Real Estate Agent, and a father to his children, Tyler and Mary Kathryn. Mark will add tremendous value to our company as it relates to company processes, structure and organization and will oversee strategic partnerships and business development as Knight Eady continues to grow.

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