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Sports Law Advisory Board Member: Warren Zola


Warren Zola

Carroll School of Management, Boston College 
Executive Director, Boston College Chief Executives Club 
Adjunct Faculty, Business Law & Business Analytics 

Warren K. Zola serves as the Executive Director of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, a program of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Long recognized as one of the world’s premier business forums, the Boston College Chief Executives Club gathers keynote speakers to address Boston’s business leaders. The speakers are the world’s most influential CEOs drawn from the top echelons of their fields—thought leaders who welcome the opportunity to address an audience of their peers. 
Prior to his promotion to the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Zola served as Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College for 10 years. In addition, Zola is an adjunct faculty member in the Carroll School’s departments of Business Law and Business Analytics teaching two graduate courses—Sports Law and the Business of Sports. As an attorney and key opinion leader in the business of sports and sports law, Zola is frequently relied upon by the national media for his insight and perspective. In addition, he has provided scholarly articles for legal textbooks, books, law reviews, and newspapers. 

Zola earned a B.A. with Honors from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, a J.D. from Tulane University, and an M.B.A. from Boston College. He has been an active member of the Sports Lawyers Association and Massachusetts Bar since 1993. Zola serves on the Board of Directors of three non-profit organizations: Mass Mentoring Partnership, You Can Play, and his alma mater, Hobart & William Smith Colleges.