College of Law charter class member Mark Burns was recently named to Forbes 30 under 30 in sports. The list says of Burns, “Combine a journalist’s instincts with remarkable sports business knowledge, add a generous serving of ambition,and you’ll get Mark Burns. That ambition is what propelled Burns through a diverse and unique set of experiences in the industry, making him one of the most promising young players in his field.”
After graduating from Belmont Law School in 2014, Burns completed an internship at SportsAgentBlog before joining Atlanta-based CSE as the organization’s talent marketing executive. Burns and his team represent more than 200 clients within the sports and sports media industries.
Always interested in working within the sports field, Burns said its his ability to work hard and smart that have landed him where he is in his career and a spot on the Forbes list. Though his journey has included “a bazillion nos,” Burns said his ability to move past them and build meaningful relationships within the industry have meant everything to his success.