Dick Ebersol, one of the most accomplished and influential media executives and producers in sports television history, will serve on the board of directors for The Alliance. As chairman of NBC Sports & Olympics from 1989-2011, he not only crafted the first IOC agreements for multiple Olympics, but as executive producer he also defined, then re-defined Olympic event coverage and storytelling. The 2008 Beijing Olympics remain the most-watched event in U.S. television history with 215 million viewers. Dick Ebersol’s many achievements at NBC also include creating “Football Night in America” in 2006, which established Sunday as the NFL’s new marquee primetime game. His influence extended beyond sports, co-creating the iconic NBC late-night show “Saturday Night Live.” A recipient of the IOC’s Olympic Order and member of the Broadcasting & Cable and U.S. Olympic halls of fame, Dick Ebersol was honored in 2009 with the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, an honor that was bestowed to him by his friend Muhammad Ali. In 2015, he was named recipient of the Sports Business Journal/Daily Lifetime Achievement Award.