JSB Partnership Consultants work is led by Founder and CEO, Dan Kowitz. Dan is a mindful leader with 27 years of property revenue acceleration, brand sponsorship strategy, client leadership, staff management and business operations. He is a professional with deep experience in fast-paced team environments within the association, brand, cause, cultural, entertainment, nonprofit, retail, sports and other sectors.
Dan has trained the staffs and created partnership strategies responsible for generating hundreds of millions for organizations like: American Academy of Pediatrics, Americas Cup, American Society of Association Executives, Association of National Advertisers, Boy Scouts, Detroit Red Wings, ExxonMobil, GoPro, Greater Ontario CVB, Hudson Yards, Life Time Fitness, National Aquarium, Navy Pier (Chicago), NBC Universal, San Francisco Travel, Smithsonian, Sporting Kansas City, Universal Studios, US Soccer, Vancouver Canucks among many others.
Dan spent 12 years at IEG in Chicago, leveraging the resources of IEG’s Client Solutions, Sponsorship Consulting, Valuation and Research Services departments to best meet the needs of clients seeking IEG’s trusted counsel, unparalleled insights and ahead-of-the-curve information.
In addition to overseeing Business Development, Client Solutions and the work of IEG’s consultants, valuation analysts and researchers, Kowitz had a role on the company’s executive committee. Dan also played a leading role in driving success for IEG clients. He brought an array of sponsorship experience—as both a successful seller and savvy sponsor—to delivering relevant, cutting-edge strategies to a diverse array of clients.
Prior to joining IEG, Dan was director of sponsorship for the American Bar Association. He previously held a similar position with the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Mervyn’s California (a previous division of Target) and the State of California Sesquicentennial.
He also spent five years directing sponsorships for Ameritech in Chicago, where he worked with properties such as the NFL, NHL, MLB, WTA and the Senior PGA Tour.