Kim Mandara
Kim Mandara

Former NBA executive Kim Mandara is selected to lead S&C Communications’ new East Coast office in New York City as managing director.

Also serving as executive VP, communications & business development, Mandara will focus on expanding S+C Communications’ presence on the east coast. The shop has offices in San Diego, Phoenix and Toronto.

Mandara worked for the National Basketball Association for 13 years, where she directed the corporate communication practice for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G-League, NBA 2K League, and USA Basketball.

She also led communications for the league’s global partnerships division and its strategy & innovation group, managing communications strategies, creative storytelling, activations, media relations, and events for such brands as Nike, PepsiCo, The Walt Disney Company and Google.

She was most recently VP and global head of communications and events for Legends, a sports, entertainment, hospitality and premium experiences company co-founded by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, and has worked at FleishmanHillard.

"Kim shares our commitment to innovative ideas, teamwork, forming strong bonds with clients and finding creative solutions to challenges. Her vast experience working at the highest levels of professional sports and with Fortune 500 brands brings an exciting new dimension to S+C,” said agency co-founder Chip Scutari.