Dr. Debby Stroman is an enthusiastic educator and entrepreneur. As founder of the Center of Sport Business at UNC-Chapel Hill, her Basketball Analytics Summit draws rave reviews for its insights, networking, and innovative event planning. Stroman speaks regularly at national events on topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, sport business, and personal development.

Stroman also has successfully owned a sport marketing and event planning company and enjoyed a career in financial services prior to that. She has partnered with numerous sport teams and sport-related organizations including the NCAA, College Football Playoff, WNBA, and the Atlantic Coast Conference. She advises startups in her effort to “create and connect sport business people and ventures.” Her LASER™ (Life After Sports with Effective Results) business assists former professional athletes through the necessary transition from their sporting life to a valued career, business ownership, and/or the completion of an academic degree. She is a former NCAA DI basketball player and assistant coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference.