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OK Ethics Presents: Will Syring, VP of Corporate Partnerships, Oklahoma City Thunder
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: OK Ethics Presents

OK Ethics Presents: 

"The night the sports world stopped: A study of ethical leadership when the stakes are high"


Will Syring, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships,

Oklahoma City Thunder

 Wednesday,  October 14, 2020 

11:30 - 12:30


Recommended for 1 CPE in Ethics at the basic level.
Program is suitable at the basic level for individuals who have routine interactions with others that could potentially lead to contentious conversations. OK Ethics makes no guarantees as it is up to the individual practitioner to determine relevance to their specific area of practice.  


 Click here to download October 14 2020 Agenda



On March 11, 2020, all eyes were on Oklahoma City when a member of the visiting Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19 just before tip-off. The arena was filled with fans. Players were on the court. What happened next was a lesson in ethics on a big league scale. Join us to learn from a Thunder executive about ethical leadership when the stakes are high.



Will Syring joined the Thunder in 2018 and leads the organization's business strategy to optimize sponsorship sales and brand activation. He and the Thunder's corporate partnerships team leverage the Thunder and NBA's global platform to elevate and optimize brand awareness for new and existing corporate partners. He also guides efforts to establish unique marketing and business opportunities for the Thunder, the Oklahoma City Blue and the Thunder Launchpad. The Thunder's diverse portfolio of corporate partners includes nearly 100 unique brands.

Syring joined the Thunder after five seasons with the Chicago Bulls where he served in various corporate partnership roles, most recently as head of global sales. In Chicago, Syring guided a sales strategy in key markets to develop and secure innovative global partnerships in China, Poland, Germany, Mexico, Finland, and the Philippines. Utilizing a collaborative approach to partnership activation and sales, Syring and his team were consistently recognized by the NBA for account development, retention and new business growth.

Prior to joining the Bulls, Syring represented Learfield Sports at the University of Tulsa and Oregon State University. He was recognized for new business and existing account growth each year at the respective Learfield properties. He started his career near Melbourne, Australia working for the Kilsyth Cobras basketball team as an assistant business development manager in the team's front office.

Syring is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Leslie (a native of Owasso, Oklahoma) and their son, Wilder.

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Click below to register by noon, Monday, October 12:   



($15 Non Pre-paid Members*, $25 Non Members) 

*Pre-paid members will receive double the amount of pre-paid registrations to this Zoom event!






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