Benny Aziz

I'm the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Think BIG Sacramento, the regional initiative launched by Mayor Kevin Johnson to facilitate construction of a new entertainment and sports complex that promotes job creation, economic growth, cultural development and civic pride across the greater Sacramento metropolitan area.

I help ensure relations between the Sacramento Kings and the corporate community that helped save the team in crunch time. I'm also the Mayor's liaison at the Kings and act as a spokesperson for him throughout the community.

My background is in sports and politics -- I've worked for the Golden State Warriors and for Gavin Newsom. I got a Political Science degree from UC Berkeley (Go Bears) and a Master's degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.

What's next? I plan on launching my consulting firm this summer as well as a grassroots network of young professional Assyrians like myself.