Celebration of Service: Ben Sutton

Ben C. Sutton, Jr. has been a member of Verger’s Board of Managers since 2014, representing the core group of leaders who helped shape Verger’s trajectory and path to success.

Ben has spent the years since earning his undergraduate and law degrees at Wake Forest University creating an impressive legacy which includes founding ISP Sports, a media company that led sports marketing to a new era and grew to include over 65 NCAA colleges and conferences, IMG College, and Teall Capital. He is passionate about the Winston-Salem community and, in addition to his service on Verger’s board, has been a member of numerous non-profit boards including Wake Forest University, Ronald Reagan Foundation, and the U.S. Olympic Committee foundation.

While Verger has been fortunate enough to know him in his role as a steadfast and congenial part of the Board, much of the rest of the world knows him as one of the most powerful sports executives in America. Jim Dunn, Verger’s CEO and CIO shared that, “Ben is a fearless competitor, magnetic leader and an example of what happens when you surround yourself with only the best people. The ‘Horatio Alger-by way-of Wake Forest’ story doesn’t do justice to the impact he has had as a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and role model. We are so grateful Ben shared his gifts with Verger and look forward to even more lessons and laughs as he shifts to our advisory board.”

During his tenure, he served on the Nominating & Governance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He leveraged his entrepreneurial spirit to create a strong foundation of governance and leadership and will continue to be a part of the Verger story as he transitions from his role on the Board of Managers to an Advisor.

Ben has many accomplishments and awards in business and philanthropy including North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, Order of the Long Leaf Pine, and was awarded the Wake Forest University Distinguished Alumni in 2015. We look forward to continuing to see his impact on the Winston-Salem community and beyond for years to come.

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