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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Rudy Crew

Date: 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT April 22 Location: J.R. Howard, room 302

J.R. Howard, room 302

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New opportunity - the original February lunch was canceled due to the snow. 

Rudy discovered Portland, OR and Lewis & Clark College on a basketball recruiting trip. He quickly fell in love with both. As a student-athlete (men’s basketball), he took advantage of LC’s diverse course offerings, manageable class sizes and exciting programs earning a B.A. in Communications.

Immediately after graduation Rudy started working at MTV Networks, where he worked on the groundbreaking program, YO! MTV RAPS. After his time at MTV, Rudy moved on to the National Basketball Association’s production group, NBA Entertainment. As the NBA’s Senior Creative Director, he helped to merge the worlds of pop culture with the NBA’s global brand, helping to spearhead a new ‘sports entertainment’ genre. In addition to creating multi-platform content for NBA Entertainment, he was also tapped to oversee all creative for the NBA’s signature event; the NBA All Star Game, a responsibility he currently still maintains.

Always seeking new challenge, in 2008 Crew invested his effort, energy and creativity into his newest endeavor, RECREATE Ideas + Entertainment. Over the course of his decades long career, Rudy has worked with some of the world’s most visible athletes as well as some of most influential artists. He’s produced a variety of compelling, highly visible events and programs, including the Emmy nominated ESPN “ 30 for 30” documentary series, “The Announcement”.

Although he currently resides in Los Angeles, he spends most of his time on an airplane. And…he still loves Portland and LC.


Sponsored by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership 

Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

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