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May 5th, 2020

Tackle What's Next hosted a conversation on the latest news in Name, Image and Likeness in the world of college sports. Even though sports are on hiatus, legislation on Name, Image and Likeness is still passing in states across the country and the NCAA has launched a committee to further explore federal regulation for schools.
Learn more about what athletes need to know and prepare for.


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Founder & CEO, OMBI Group, LLC | Principal, Haynes Johnson, LLC

Kimberly K. Haynes is a graduate of Spelman College and Tulane University School of Law.  She is Founder and CEO of OMBI Group LLC and Principal of Haynes Johnson LLC, a boutique entertainment law firm handling entertainment, estate planning, and small business needs. 

With over 15 years of experience, Haynes has nurtured OMBI Group into a successful organization expanding it from a sole nonprofit firm to also include legal and business management services for clients in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, and entertainment industry. 

Born into a family of entrepreneurs and raised by philanthropic parents, Haynes continues to uphold the foundation upon which she was nurtured.  As a result, Haynes genuinely developed a natural passion for giving back she coins “Giving Gracefully”.  Haynes is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Junior League of Atlanta, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, and the Georgia and Louisiana Bar Associations.

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Analyst for NBA TV, ESPN, & FOX Sports South | Founder, Renee Montgomery Foundation |  2x WNBA Champion, Guard for Atlanta Dream

Recently completing her 11th season in the WNBA, Renee Montgomery is a two-time WNBA Champion and current member of the Atlanta Dream. During the offseason, she has been an in-studio analyst/host for NBA TV, ESPN, and a Fox Sports South as well as serving as a host for Food Truck Diaries on WSB-TV. An experienced speaker, Montgomery has spoken on many esteemed panels such as USA Basketball, NBA’s Her Time To Play, and more. Montgomery is also a graduate from the Harvard School of Business Crossover Program.

When she is not in season or hosting, Montgomery engages with the community through her self-named non-profit, the Renee Montgomery Foundation. One of the staples of her foundation is the initiative “Let’s Go Pro,” where she introduces the community to sporting events in hopes to encourage kids to want to be active and presents the opportunity for adults to have a positive environment for family time.

A 2009 graduate of UConn, Montgomery led her collegiate team a 138-11 record and the 2008-09 NCAA Championship.

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Partner, Porter Wright Sports Law Practice Group

Luke is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department leading the Sports Law Practice Group. He brings a well-rounded approach to the challenges athletes face at any phase of their career. Working with an athlete’s team of advisors he provides the essential, objective, thorough and balanced counsel necessary to leverage the opportunity at hand.

Luke regularly advises a range of clients – from student athletes transitioning into professional sports, professional athletes navigating life on a team, to retiring athletes creating the game plan for their life after sports – on matters including marketing contract analysis, immigration issues, investment opportunity due diligence, asset protection, real estate development, brand and mark protection, as well as trust and estates.

Prior to joining Porter Wright, Luke served as a legal manager in the mergers & acquisitions area and director of business development at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. He leads the advisory firm, Anomaly Sports Group.

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Founder & CEO, Players Point Sports | Former Professional Basketball Player

Malcolm Lemmons is a former professional athlete turned author, and entrepreneur. He is the host of the Players Point Podcast, where he interviews current and former athletes, as well as others in the sports industry on a variety of intersecting topics including life after sports, entrepreneurship, mental health and more.

Shortly after retiring from playing professional basketball, he published his first book called Lessons From the Game, which details his life through basketball and how athletes can use key lessons taught through sports to succeed in life. He has also written for publications such as the Huffington Post, and Athlete Network.

As a native of Washington DC, Malcolm played four years of high school basketball at Gonzaga College High School, earning All-WCAC honors multiple times and honorable All-Met his senior and junior years. He received his degree in Business Management from Niagara University and spent his two years playing professional basketball in Japan. Malcolm has been recognized by media outlets such as Tv One, ABC, MLB Network, and WUSA.

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Founder & CEO, INFLCR | Former NCAA Baseball Player

Jim Cavale is the Founder and CEO of INFLCR, a software platform that more than 600 college sports team properties use to store, track and deliver photo and video content to their network of more than 20,000 athletes, coaches, former athletes, and other brand ambassadors. INFLCR athlete users can access their personalized content in real-time via their INFLCR mobile app, where they can download and share specific content to their social media platforms.

In 2019, the INFLCR athlete user community accessed and shared more than 500,000 pictures and videos on social media from their INFLCR app, reaching an Instagram and Twitter audience larger than 50M unique people. This is Jim’s third company, as he has built and sold multiple businesses, along with being a 3-Time INC. 5000 Entrepreneur, an annual award from INC. Magazine for America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. His passion for people is at the core of everything he does in business and life.


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